Child Health in Developing Countries course
The Child Health in Developing Countries course aims to meet the need for a short practical course focussed on the issues facing paediatricians working in a low income setting. Course participants will receive extensive pre-reading and delivery of the course will involve case-based discussions on the most common conditions presenting to a rural district hospital in a developing country. It will introduce participants into appropriate triage in low income settings by teaching a shortened version of the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Course (ETAT) that is rapidly gaining popularity in East Africa. It will also address the broader issues of working in a different cultural and economic environment; eg supplies, hospital management, attitudes and practices regarding illness and death.
The course will be taught by a combination of senior UK paediatricians with extensive overseas experience as well as paediatricians based in low income countries. Some input will also be provided by paediatric trainees who have recently returned from working in a low income setting.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Tropical Paediatric Medicine: Describe the most common causes of child deaths in low income countries and diagnose and manage a range of common childhood conditions presenting to district hospitals including malaria, pneumonia, malnutrition, the at-risk newborn, HIV / AIDS, TB and diarrhoeal disease.
- Delivering Effective Healthcare/Global Child Health in Practice: Describe the approach of programmes such as IMCI and ETAT and describe potential approaches to child protection issues and neonatal medicine in low resource settings
- Ethics and Multi-cultural practice: Describe some of the cultural challenges that they are likely to face including for instance different approaches to team working, money, death, child protection and clinical decision making and indicate possible approaches to these difficulties.
- Training and Teaching: Describe some of the key principles involved in teaching healthcare staff in low income countries with a view to changing clinical practice.
Programme and course materials
The full programme has yet to be finalised.
Approach to teaching: interactive, case-based discussions with plenty of group work where possible/appropriate.
£350 RCPCH Trainees and SSASG
£400 Consultants and non-members
£50 discount for ICHG members.
How to book
This course is now fully booked, please email the events team to be added to the waiting list for the course.
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