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Paediatric Infectious Diseases - PMED5100

Year - 2018

This unit investigates in-depth the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of paediatric infectious diseases. Modules of study within this unit will include: worldwide patterns of infectious disease, including assessment of scope of problem and burden of disease; common paediatric infectious diseases; current evidenced based practice for diagnosis and treatment of common childhood infectious diseases; infectious diseases in special populations such as immunocompromised, malnourished and indigenous populations; issues of policy and public health; emerging infectious diseases in paediatric settings.

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.

2x2000-3000 word project (or its equivalent) (40%), TBC (10%), and participation in online discussion forum (50%)

Additional information
This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years


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Faculty: Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Shekeeb Mohammad
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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