Curriculum

Undergraduate training
The department has hosted 43 sets of students since inception, who have successfully completed their postings and graduated from the Faculty.  The undergraduate course is a 16-week block posting on Paediatrics and Child Health, a prerequisite for the award of the M.B., B.S degree. This course is conducted 3 times per session for 3 batches of students numbering 150 to 300 per session.
The breakdown of our undergraduate academic activities includes:

  • Formal lectures every morning at 8.30 am
  • Tutorials and Seminars in collaboration with Community Medicine department
  • Clinical case presentations every Saturday
  • Ward rounds and attendance at specialist clinics, Emergency Paediatric Unit (EPU) and the Accident & Emergency
  • Field trips for PHC experience at Community Nursing and ICH Ban-Zazzau.

DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS COURSE CONTENT

A. INTRODUCTION TO PAEDIATRICS: PAE 301
(a)  lecture/Tutorials
(b)  Clinical Paediatrics
B.  NUTRITION/GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: PAE 302

  1. Anthropometry
  2. Growth and development
  3. Failure to thrive/causes and management
  4. Puberty
  5. Adolescence and its problems
  6. Vitamin deficiency
  7. Protein energy malnutrition

C. CHILD HEALTH AND PRIMARY CARE: PAE 303

  1. Immunization procedures
  2. Assessment of nutritional status of children
  3. Anthropometry, and giving nutritional advice to mothers
  4. Conduct seminars on environmental and social factors related to child
  5. Health.

Lectures: Poisons and Accidents

  1. Kerosene ingestion
  2. Household accidents &Burns
  3. Drug poisoning (Salicylates; Barbiturate, Insecticide poisoning etc)
  4. Dog and snake bites
  5. Reasonable investigation of the accident-prone family.

Miscellaneous

  1. The handicapped child
  2. Neurosis and psychosis in childhood.
  3. Child abuse
  4. Child rearing and behavioural problems
  5. Immunization in general for the Nigerian Child
  6. Weaning normal and abnormal habits

D. DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND SYSTEM: PAE 304

  1. Nomenclature: sequential chamber analysis
  2. Examination investigation of the CVS
  3. Congenital Heart Diseases
  4. Rheumatic heart disease and infective endocarditis.
  5. Heart failure in infancy and childhood
  6. Acute infections of the respiratory tract
  7. Chronic respiratory conditions
  8. Bronchial asthma
  9. Pulmonary tuberculosis
  10. The wheezing child
  11. Lung abscess and bronchiectasis
  12. Congenital anomalies of the respiratory tract: Tracheoesophagial; Respiratory distress   syndrome. Congenital lobar emphysema.

EDISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT AND GENITOURINARY: PAE 305

  1. Acute diarrhoea and vomiting
  2. Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
  3. Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)
  4. Jaundice
  5. Hepatitis
  6. Intestinal Parasites
  7. Abdominal pain
  8. Malabsorption
  9. Gastro-intestinal tract bleeding
  10. Conjugated hyper-bilirubinaemia
  11. Developmental and structural anomalies of the genitourinary tract.
  12. Urinary tract infections.
  13. Glomerulonephritis
  14. Nephrotic syndrome.
  15. Renal failure (acute and chronic)

FENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC DISEASES : PAE 306

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Hyperthyroidism
  3. Diabetes mellitus
  4. Hypoglycaemia
  5. Hypovitaminosis: Rickets
  6. Precocious Puberty
  7. Delayed Puberty
  8. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

G.  DISEASES OF THE CNS, MUSCLES AND BONES: PAE 307

  1. Acute infections: meningitis, encephalitis etc
  2. Hydrocephalus: causes and complications
  3. Microcephalus: causes and complication
  4. Convulsions in infancy and childhood
  5. Coma
  6. Cerebral Palsy
  7. Variations in Intelligence
  8. Mental sub-normality
  9. Superior intelligence
  10. Disease of neuromuscular system
  11. Osteomyelitis.
  12. Pyomyositis

H. DISEASES OF THE BLOOD: PAE 308 

  1. Bleeding disorders
  2. Anaemia in infancy and childhood
  3. Leukaemia
  4. Haemoglobinopathies

I.SPECIFIC INFECTION AND GENETICS: PAE 309

    1. Measles, Pertussis and Mumps
    2. Malaria
    3. Tuberculosis
    4. Salmonellosis
    5. Giardiasis
    6. Schistosomiasis
    7. HIV/AIDS
    8. Types of genetic disorders
    9. Monogenic disorders
    10. Chromosomal abnormalities
    11. Congenital malformations
    12. Prenatal diagnosis
    13. Genetic counselling
    14. Ethical issues in Genetics

J. Paediatric Oncology: PAE 310

    1. Burkitts Tumour
    2. Nephroblastoma
    3. Neuroblastoma
    4. Hepatoblastoma
    5. Tumors of the Central Nervous System Crainopharyngioma, Retinoblastoma
    6. Reticulo-endothelial malignancies
    7. Soft tissue sarcomas

K. Neonatology: PAE 311

  1. Normal newborn feeding
  2. Low birth weight babies
  3. Haematology of the newborn
  4. Birth asphyxia
  5. Intra uterine infections
  6. Acute and chronic infections of childhood including H!V/AIDS
  7. Temperature control
  8. Metabolic problem.