Pediatrics & Human Development

Teaching Pediatrics & Human Development

Pediatric Education: This broad-based pediatric digital library can be used by medical educators, medical students, residents, fellows, attending physicians and patients. The educational objectives of this library are based on ACGMEs General Competencies. The versatile educational content provides the capability for use within a medical education curriculum.
http://pediatriceducation.org/

PediatricCommons: A community of pediatric learning, teaching, sharing and collaborating is freely accessible upon joining this group. Lectures and other information is shared with the goal of building a learning community.
http://www.pediatriccommons.org/

General Pediatric Library: A virtual library of pediatric health concerns, case studies, patient simulations, textbooks, encyclopedias, atlases, internet directories, internet search engines, and much more.
http://www.generalpediatrics.com/

Pediatric Radiology: Common pediatric problems are illustrated, along with textbook information, anatomy atlases, and a wealth of other resources.
http://www.pediatricradiology.com/

Educational Modules - Pediatric Cases: Over 25 case-based educational modules are provided for pediatric educators. Topics include behavioral pediatrics, child development, adolescent screening, etc. Targeted toward residents, the information can also be utilized in medical student education. The Genentech Foundation and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau supported the writing, testing and evaluation of the cases. Modules include the case abstract, statement of goals and objectives, a facilitator's guide, narrative, annotated bibliography, teaching handouts, and evaluation forms. Free registration is available for educators.
http://pedicases.org/

Adolescent Health Curriculum: The site was developed for use by those involved in the teaching of adolescent health or the clinical care of adolescents and young adults. Each section includes cases, questions and answers, web-links and references.
http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/adolhealth/info/agreement.html

EMedicineHealth: Extensive list of skin rashes in children including bacterial and viral rashes, and those that are life-threatening.
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/skin_rashes_in_children/article_em.htm

CDC.gov: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists up-to-date immunization schedules for children.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm

E-version of the Harriet Lane handbook: This handbook has been in existence since 1953 and offers a pocket-sized "pearl book" for residents. 
http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?eid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05303-7..X5001-6&isbn=978-0-323-05303-7&type=bookPage§ionEid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05303-7..X5001-6--TOP&uniqId=237465148-2#4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05303-7..X5001-6--TOP

Emery & Rimoin's Principles & Practice of Medical Genetics: Has very comprehensive coverage of all pediatric/adult conditions with any genetic component (from hypertension/cancer to rare disease) and discusses management of these conditions as well. Again, good resource for presentations in Ambulatory clinics. Athough you have to order the book, two sample chapters are online.
http://www.geneticstext.com/

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine: Has a module on how to take history and physical of a pediatrics patient.
http://www.siumed.edu/peds/Clerkship/HandP.html

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Human Genetics

Maternal and Child Health Genetic Services (A bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration):
Provides links to various databases, government sites, deseases, and disorders.
http://mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/geneticservices/index.html

Genetests: The National Institute of Health provided funding for this digital library of medical genetics information. Included is a comprehensive glossary, approximately 225 medical genetic terms, more than 70 illustrations and an online publication of expert-authored disease reviews.
https://www.genetests.org/

DNA from the Beginning: The science behind the concepts is provided by an image gallery, video interviews, animations, resource links and other modalities. The sections of the database are organized by Classical Genetics, the Molecules of Genetics, and Genetic Organization and Control.
http://www.dnaftb.org/

Genetic Lesson Plans and Education Center: The University of Kansas Medical Center provides national and international resources, lesson plans and other information for human genetics educators.
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/ 
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/lessons.html (lesson plan ideas)

Human Genome Project Information: In addition to information regarding the Human Genome Project, there is a comprehensive array of information. Multiple links can be found to a variety of sources such as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Core Educational Guidelines for Medical Genetics and Core Competencies in Genetics for Health Professionals and others listed as links to the genetic world.
http://web.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/index.shtml 

Medical School Core Curriculum in Genetics: Competencies and requirements are outlined for medical school educators to assist in providing the medical genetics knowledge base, skill set, and behaviors medical students need for their careers as physicians.
http://media.wix.com/ugd/3a7b87_e338afb6862747c7b6c6f9183d086a7b.pdf

Societies and Professional Associations:

  • The American Society of Human Genetics: Provides genetics education resources.
    http://www.ashg.org
  • Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics: Promotes medical genetics educational programs in medical schools.
    http://www.aphmg.org/
  • American College of Medical Genetics: Professional organization for medical genetics which provides education resources.
    https://www.acmg.net/
  • National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics: Interdisciplinary group that promotes genetics education and access to information about advances in human genetics.
    http://www.nchpeg.org/

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Neonatology

Radiology Cases In Neonatology: Significant abnormalities are illustrated in these neonatal radiographs. The answers for each case can be found at the bottom of each radiograph.
http://www.hawaii.edu/medicine/pediatrics/neoxray/neoxray.html

Blue Baby Case Study: A case study, diagnosing the cause of cyanosis in a newborn, is presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in conjunction with Knowledge Weavers.
http://library.med.utah.edu/hart/

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

National electronic Library of Infection (NeLI): The United Kingdoms national digital library of infection is the home of on-line, evidence-based, quality resources on the topic of infectious disease.
http://www.neli.org.uk/IntegratedCRD.nsf/NeLI_Home1?OpenForm

Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS): Membership includes physicians and others identified with the discipline of pediatric infectious diseases or related disciplines through clinical practice, research, teaching, administration or any combination of these activities. 
http://www.pids.org/index.php

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Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Pulmonary Function Tests: A review of pulmonary anatomy, physiology, measurement and clinical applications.
http://uappc.peds.arizona.edu/documents/PFT9_19_05_nonotes.ppt

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Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric Radiology: Common pediatric problems are illustrated, along with textbook information, anatomy atlases, and a wealth of other resources.
http://www.pediatricradiology.com/

Pediatric Radiology Emergency Medicine Cases: 130 cases of pediatric emergency medicine cases which provide case examples of disorders, injuries, differences in various problems and copies of radiographs. The University of Hawaii has provided the option of downloadable cases or the cases can be accessed by clicking on the specific topic under the Index section.
http://www.hawaii.edu/medicine/pediatrics/pemxray/pemxray.html

Radiology Cases In Neonatology: Significant abnormalities are illustrated in these neonatal radiographs. The answers for each case can be found at the bottom of each radiograph.
http://www.hawaii.edu/medicine/pediatrics/neoxray/neoxray.html

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Sample Courses & Course Materials

Virtual Pediatric Hospital: (Curators, Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D., University of Iowa) A comprehensive digital health sciences library of pediatric resources on the Internet. The Virtual Pediatric Hospital's educational objectives are based on ACGMEs General Competencies. It was primarily designed for Residents, Fellows, and Attending Physicians practicing pediatrics though it is also useful to Medical Students, other Health Care Providers practicing pediatrics, and Patients. Included are imaging encyclopedias on disease and surgery along with a MetaTextbook of imaging pediatric radiology and a site illustrating virtual pediatric patients for use in teaching common problems. Additional sites are provided for pediatric education, anatomy atlases and radiology education resources.
http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org/

Case Based Pediatrics For Medical Students and Residents: A comprehensive on-line textbook provided by the Department of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
http://www.hawaii.edu/medicine/pediatrics/pedtext/pedtext.html

PediNeuroLogic Exam: Video and written samples of neurological exams for newborns through age 2.5 years are provided by the University of Utah. A variety of topics are included such as reflexes, motor and behavioral skills.
http://library.med.utah.edu/pedineurologicexam/html/home_exam.html

Educational Modules - Pediatric Cases: Over 25 case-based educational modules are provided for pediatric educators. Targeted toward residents, the information can also be utilized in medical student education. The Genentech Foundation and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau supported the writing, testing and evaluation of the cases. Modules include the case abstract, statement of goals and objectives, a facilitator's guide, narrative, annotated bibliography, teaching handouts, and evaluation forms. Free registration is available for educators.
http://pedicases.org/

Development in Infants and Young Children: Michigan State University online lecture module for medical students covers evaluating and tracking infant and child development.
https://bclr.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/development-in-infants-and-young-children/

Pediatric Pulmonary Function Tests: A review of pulmonary anatomy, physiology, measurement and clinical applications.
http://uappc.peds.arizona.edu/documents/PFT9_19_05_nonotes.ppt

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Pediatrics and Human Development Education Association

Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP): The Council advocates for excellence in pediatric medical education by promoting the development, dissemination, and evaluation of curricular materials, educational resources via institutional collaboration. It also advocates for research in pediatric medical education.
http://www.comsep.org/home/index.cfm

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Michigan State University's Pediatrics & Human Development Resources

Department of Pediatrics and Human Development:
http://phd.msu.edu/

Development in Infants and Young Children: Michigan State University online lecture module for medical students covers evaluating and tracking infant and child development.
https://bclr.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/development-in-infants-and-young-children/

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