Jul 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PED - 721 Pediatric Endocrinology


This course provides students with a problem-oriented approach to pediatric endocrinology. All aspects of pediatric endocrinology are covered but particular emphasis is placed on the outpatient assessment of the normal and abnormal aspects of growth and pubertal development. The course aims to highlight the role of the primary care provider in the initial evaluation of pediatric patients with a suspected endocrine disorder and to provide the student with an introduction to specialized diagnostic endocrine testing and management of the endocrine patient. The student is expected to evaluate any inpatient consult which presents during the rotation. The student is provided up to 8 endocrine case exercises with questions for review, as well as other didactic material, and is expected to present an endocrine topic researched from the literature for 15-20 minutes at the end of the rotation. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4