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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 506-Developmental Pediatrics

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrew P. Wilking
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: A core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
STUDENTS MUST HAVE APPROVAL PRIOR TO APLLYING The medical students participate in the interdisciplinary diagnosis and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a broad spectrum of chronic, neurologically-based developmental and behavioral problems, including learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and communication disorders.
Learning Activities
The student should learn to perform a neurodevelopmental history and neurodevelop-mental examination, and participates in interdisciplinary evaluations performed by professionals in developmental psychology, speech/language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, and social services. Key exposures of the rotations include normal and abnormal development, the interdisciplinary (team) process of patient management, and counseling of children and families affected by chronic neurologically based handicapping conditions. It also offers the experience of looking at the outcome of children surviving major prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal insults. Clinical activities are located at the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Kathryn Ostermaier
Contact Phone: 713-793-2595
Contact Fax: 713-793-2569
Contact Location: 6621 Fannin St. CC1530.00
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