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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 506-Developmental Pediatrics
Track:

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: Pediatrics Core Rotation
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:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
This elective is one month long and is designed to expand the student's management and evaluation skills in general developmental behavioral pediatrics. Students doing the elective will see a variety of developmental conditions such as Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Autism, ADHD, medically complex children, sleep problems, toileting problems, behavior problems, prematurity, intellectual disability or learning disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice "hands on" developmental evaluation tools, and work within multidisciplinary teams to help develop treatment plans.
Learning Activities
Students will learn through a variety of experiences in clinic. Students are expected to attend didactic lectures and field trips to community resources throughout the month. Additionally, students will be expected to complete a portfolio during the month that is meant to merge with their clinical experiences in developmental pediatrics. This portfolio includes pre and post-rotation self assessments, a brief assessment of developmental screening tools used in general pediatric practices, and active observation forms for clinic patients and for all community site visits.
Evaluation Methods
Evaluations will be based on professional behavior, active self-directed engagement in learning activities, medical knowledge and developmental evaluation competence gained during the rotation and interpersonal communication skills.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
8:00 a.m. The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 180 Houston, TX 77054
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Kathryn Ostermaier
Contact Phone: 832-822-3430
Contact Fax: 832-825-3399
Contact Location: Texas Children's Hospital, Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
Address:
Email: kkosterm@texaschildrens.org
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