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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 548-Pediatric AIDS
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrew P. Wilking
Course Faculty: Dr. Geeta Singhal,Dr. Mark Kline
Elective Location: TCH
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatric 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): 8a - 5p Inpatient Ward: 5
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics: 95
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
This is a clinical elective in the outpatient and inpatient management of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infants and children as well as children adopted internationally and planning travel overseas.
Learning Activities
This is a predominantly outpatient elective. The student will work as one member of a multidisciplinary team in the outpatient management of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infants and children. The student will become familiar with specialized diagnostic testing for HIV in infancy, clinical manifestations of HIV, specialized assays of immunologic function and virus load, and current approached to antiretroviral therapy and prevention of complicating infections. She/he will have an opportunity to participate in the management of HIV-infected children enrolled in a variety of HIV treatment trial and other clinical research studiees. Children with complications of HIV will be evaluated and treated in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Students will attend an adolescent HIV clinic at Thomas Street, an HIV dental clinic associated with Bering-0Omega, and one afternoon in a clinic for HIV-positive pregnant women to deepen their understanding of how transmission of HIV to the newborn is prevented. In addition, students will have an opportunity to participate in the care and treatment of children adopted internationally. They will assist with the review of medical records provided prior to the completion of an adoption, see children who have recently immigrated to the United States as well as the man agement of some of the long-term issues faced by families and children adopted internationally. In the initial post-adoption care, many of the issues faced by internationally adopted children are infectious: parasites, turboculosis exposure, etc. The longer term issues often center around behavioral and developmental issues.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Texas Children's Hospital CCC-1210 8:00am
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Elizabeth Montgomery
Contact Phone: 832-822-1038
Contact Fax: 832-825-1281
Contact Location: TCH CCC 1210
Address:
Email:
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