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The course includes systematic instructions in growth and development, nutritional needs of a child, immunization schedules and management of common diseases of infancy and childhood,The broad goals of the teaching of undergraduate students in paediatrics are to acquire knowledge and appropriate skills for optimally dealing with major health problems of children and to ensure their optimal growth and development.

The student shall be able to Know:

(a)        The normal growth and development during foetal life, neonatal period, childhood and adolescence and outline deviations thereof;
(b)        The common paediatrics disorders and emergencies in terms of epidemiology, aetio-pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, rational therapy and rehabilitation;
(c)        State age related requirements of calories, nutrients, fluids, drugs etc. In health and disease;
(d)       Preventive strategies for common infectious disorders, malnutrition, genetic and metabolic disorders, poisonings, accidents and child abuse;
(e)        Outline national programmes relating to child health including immunization programmes.