Miscellaneous Paediatric Sub-Specialities MED5504

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course offers students the opportunity to build on their existing knowledge base of paediatric nephrology, rheumatology, immunology and haematology/oncology. It also covers common problems encountered in the adolescent population that may not have been covered in previous learning. Students will have the opportunity to learn from a wide range of paediatric specialists who will suggest a focused and practical approach to commonly encountered paediatric problems within these subspecialties.


Normally 4 full teaching days, timetabled fortnightly

Requirements of Entry

Excluded Courses





3000 word essay on relevant topic

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to foster a practical approach to the paediatric patient with a range of specialist problems

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

■ Critically appraise the presentation and management of renal, infectious, immunological and musculoskeletal disorders and diseases.

■ Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of haematological and oncological presentations.

■ Conceptualise and consolidate fundamentals of adolescent health and wellbeing

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.