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Springfield College Course Info

Springfield, Massachusetts


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PAST 676

General Pediatrics

Pediatrics is a six week clerkship which provides the opportunity to assess medical and surgical problems that require both inpatient and ambulatory management of children. Students spend approximately fifty to sixty hours per week in the clinical setting. Time is spent giving students practical clinical experience in the ambulatory setting managing routine childhood illness and health maintenance, and with the medical team in the hospital at the time of delivery assessing the newborn and caring for children with more severe medical problems. Students learn to recognize the influences that family interactions can have on the course of the patients development, well-being, and illness

Units: 6.0