Paediatric Gastroenterology (PMED5103)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit closely examines current principle and practice of paediatric gastroenterology. Modules of study within this unit will include: worldwide patterns of paediatric gastroenterological disorders; disorders of oesophagus and stomach, focusing on evidence based evaluation and treatment of Gastroesophageal reflux, helicobacter disease; evidence based evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic liver disease, and pancreatic disorders; evidence based evaluation and treatment of enteropathies; recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; emerging paediatric gastroenterological disorders.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Online. Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital.

Assessment

2x2000word project (or its equivalent) (40%), MCQ exam (10%), and participation in online discussion forum (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.