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Department of Paediatrics - Teaching/Learning Activities

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS
  • Lectures – face to face and online
  • Field Visits
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Community-based learning
  • Simulation-Based Training 
  • Computer-Based Learning - Picture stories, Video Sessions, Quizzes
  • Case-Based Discussions/Integrated Ward Classes/Clinical Lecture Demonstrations 
  • Maintaining a Log Book
  • Maintaining a Portfolio that includes the report of the family visit

 

COURSE CONTENT
  1. Introduction to Paediatrics
  2. Well Baby Care 
  3. Infections
  4. Neonatology 
  5. Respiratory Diseases
  6. Gastrointestinal Disorders 
  7. Cardiology 
  8. Nephrology and Fluid Balance
  9. Musculoskeletal Disorders 
  10. Endocrinology
  11. Hematology and Oncology
  12. Neurology  
  13. Paediatric Emergencies 
  14. Miscellaneous conditions -
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
    • Child Abuse
    • Poisoning
    • Behaviour Disorders
 
COURSE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Semester 2 to Year 2 Semester 3

  • Lectures -  5 hours
  • Field visits to Medical Officer of Health Clinic   - 4 hours (2 hours X 2 Visits)   

Year 2- Semester 4

  • Introductory Clinical Appointment – 1 week (24 hours)

Year 2 Semester 4 to Year 5 Semester 9

  • Lectures– 80 hours

Year 3 Semester 5 to Year 4 Semester 8

  • 1st Clinical Appointment   – 4 weeks (140 hours)
  • 2nd Clinical Appointment   – 4 weeks (140 hours)

Year 5 Semester 9 to Year 5 Semester 10

  • Professorial Appointment   – 8 weeks (300 hours)
 
 
ASSESSMENTS

Formative Assessments 

  • Quizzes (Online/onsite) - Year 4   Semester 7
  • Objective Structured Practical Examinations (Online/onsite) - Year 4   Semester 8

 

Continuous (In Course) Assessments

Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
OSCE at the end of 2nd Clinical Appointment 10 stations 3 minutes each 3.0
During Professorial Appointment Case Presentations and case-based discussion     2.0
Assessment of Portfolio (including the report of the family visit)     3.0
Structured Viva Voce on Emergencies in Paediatrics   10 minutes  2.0
Direct Observation of attitudes and behaviour     3.0
OSCE 10 Stations 5 minutes each 7.0
Total Marks 20

 

 

Eligibility to appear for the End of Course Assessments (Final MBBS Examination)

  • Satisfactory completion of 17 weeks of clinical appointments 
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio 

 

End of Course Assessments (Final MBBS Examination)

Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
Written Paper I 6 SEQ 3 hours 20
Written Paper II   20 MTF type MCQ + 30 SBA 2 hours 20
Long Case   40 mins. with the patient, 20 mins. with examiners 20
Short Cases  2 cases 6 mins. with the patient, 4 mins. with examiners 20
Contribution from Continuous (In Course) Assessments     20
Total Marks 100

*SEQ= Structured Essay Question, MTF = Multiple True False, MCQ= Multiple Choice Questions, SBA = Single Best Answer

 

The Continuous Assessment marks out of 20, will be considered only for the first attempt at the end of course assessment (Final MBBS Examination). For subsequent attempts, the marks out of 80 will be converted to a mark out of 100