Diploma in Child Health

In Nashik

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Vani Road, Mhasrul, Nashik , 422004, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Diploma in Child Health

I) Basic Sciences and Laboratory Medicine as applied to Pediatrics and Childhood
II) Clinical Epidemiology
III) Ethics in Pediatrics and Child Care
IV) Computers in Pediatrics
V) Pediatric and Neonatal Therapeutics
· Effects of physical and physiological changes on the pharmacokinetics of
commonly used medications in Pediatrics.
· Recognition of drugs that are contraindicated, and used with extreme caution in
specific pediatric populations.
· Effects of maternal therapy on the fetus and the neonate.
· Secretion of drugs in the breast-milk.
· Patient education and parent education for appropriate drug dosing, formulations
and administration techniques.
VI) Preventive Pediatrics
· National Health programs relevant to Pediatrics and Child Care.
· Epidemiology of common health problems and diseases.
· Vital statistics: Maternal Mortality Rate, Perinatal Mortality Rate, Neonatal
Mortality Rate, Under-5 mortality Rate: Definitions, National Status, Determinants,
Interventions aimed at reduction of the rates.
· National Immunization Programs and policies.
· Other vaccines not included in national immunization program.
VII) Social Pediatrics
· Child labour, Child abuse, Child neglect, Failure to thrive, Social issues relevant to
· Media and children
· Children at special risk
· Adoption
· Environmental health hazards.
VIII) Psychological Behavioral manifestations disorders
· Identification and assessment of Psychological and behavioral disorders.
· Intervention and management strategies for Psychological and behavioral disorders.
IX) Growth and Development
· Normal pattern and factors affecting growth and development. Recognition of
normal variants of growth and development.
· Developmental assessment in infancy and childhood.
· Physiological changes during adolescence and problems facing adolescents.
· Assessment of growth.
· Deviations from normal patterns of growth and development: Recognition,
Prevention, Early intervention and Management.
· Tools for assessment of growth and development at various ages including Indian
X) Nutrition
· Understanding of energy balance in humans.
· Basic biochemistry of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
· Proximate Principles, Vitamins, Minerals and Micronutrients: Biochemistry,
Physiological Functions, Daily Requirements, Manifestations and Management of
deficiency and excess states.
· Normal requirement of protein, fat, carbohydrate for newborns, children,
adolescents and pregnant and lactating women.
· Nutritional values of common Indian foods.
· Breastfeeding and lactation management
· Infant feeding and weaning foods.
· Balanced diet.
· Assessment of nutritional status.
· Nutritional disorders-Etiology, Clinical features, patho-physiology, pathogenesis
and management
· Pathological features of various nutritional disorders.
· Planning of diet during illness.
· Total parental nutrition.
XI) Fluids and Electrolytes
Pathophysiology of body fluids, fluid therapy, electrolytes, acid-base balance,
parenteral and enteral fluid therapy
XII) Emergency pediatric services
· Pediatric resuscitation
· Evaluation of critically ill child.
· Pediatric Emergencies and poisoning.
· Pediatric injuries and injury control and accidents.
· Insect, animal and snakebites.
· Planning and management of pediatric intensive care unit
· Anesthesia, perioperative care and pain management.
· Principles of drug therapy.
XIII) Genetics
· Principles and molecular basis of genetic disorders.
· Clinical features and management of genetic and chromosomal disorders.
· Prenatal diagnostic techniques and neonatal screening tests.
· Effects of teratogenic agents.
· Genetic counseling.
· Gene therapy.
XIV) Metabolic diseases
Metabolic diseases of protein (amino acids), carbohydrates, fats, mucopolysaccharides,
purines, pyrimidines, heme and others
XV) Neonatology: The fetus and neonatal infant
· High-risk pregnancy
· Assessment of fetal growth, wellbeing and maturity.
· Fetal distress: Manifestation, identification and management
· Maternal diseases and their effects on the fetus and newborn.
· Assessment of fetal wellbeing.
· Identification and management of various fetal diseases.
· High-risk infant - identification and management.
· Delivery room emergencies, resuscitation of newborn and care of normal new born.
· Birth injuries.
· Adaptation of newborn.
· Examination of newborn and assessment of maturity.
· Etiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, pathogenesis and management of
various diseases of newborn.
· Neonatal transport.
· Neonatal procedures.
· Developmental assessment, and early intervention programmes for infants at high
risk for developmental delay.
· Care of newborn in the community.
· Planning and organization of level I, level II, Level III Neonatal care centers.
XVI) Infectious diseases
· Clinical features, management of viral, bacterial, fungal, spirochetal, rickettsial,
parasitic, protozoal and other infections.
· Prevention and management of nosocomial infections.
· Infection control and preventive measures.
· Immunization against infections diseases.
· Fever
· Laboratory techniques for diagnosis of infections diseases.
· Infections in immunocompromized host.
· Clinical syndromes caused by various infections agents.
XVII) Immunological system and its disorders
· Components of immune system and their functions.
· Disorders of immune system - Etiology, Clinical features, pathophysiology,
pathogenesis and management.
· Pharmacotherapy.
· Transplantation medicine.
· Allergic diseases - etiology, clinical features, patho-physiology, pathogenesis and
· Relevant diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in various immunological and
allergic disorders.
XVIII)Rheumatic diseases and connective tissue disorder of childhood.
Etiology, pathogenesis, manifestation, laboratory diagnosis and management of
Rheumatic diseases in childhood and adolescents
XIX) Respiratory system
· Development of respiratory system, congenital anomalies.
· Physiology of respiration and mechanics of ventilation.
· Etiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, pathogenesis and management of
various respiratory diseases.
· Pathological features of various respiratory diseases.
· Relevant diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in respiratory diseases in children.
· Pharmacotherapy of respiratory diseases.
XX) Cardiovascular system
· Embryology of heart and vascular system.
· Adaptations of cardiovascular system at and after birth.
· Etiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management of
congenital and acquired heart and vascular diseases and rheumatic heart disease.
· Rheumatic fever - Epidemiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, pathogenesis,
prevention and management.
· Relevant diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in heart diseases in children.
· Congestive cardiac failure - Etiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, clinical
features and management.
· Pharmacotherapy of cardiovascular diseases.
XXI) Gastrointestinal tract
· Development of gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system and their abnormalities.
· Physiology of digestion.
· Etiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management of
various gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary and other abdominal diseases.
· Pathological features of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders.
· Surgical emergencies in gastrointestinal tract diseases.
XXII) Hematology and Neoplastic diseases
· Physiology of erythropoiesis, leukopoiesis and physiology of hemostasis.
· Etiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management of
hematological and oncological diseases.
· Laboratory diagnosis and other relevant diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in
hematological and oncological disorders.
· Pharmacotherapy of Hematological and Oncological Diseases.
· Component therapy in Pediatric Practice.
XXII) Nephrology and genitourinary tract
· Development and developmental anomalies of the kidneys and the genitourinary
· Physiology of urine formation and metabolic functions of the kidney.
· Etiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management of
various disorders of the kidney and the genitourinary tract.
· Pathological features of diseases of the kidney and genitourinary tract.
· Relevant diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for diseases of the kidney and the
genitourinary tract.
· Pharmacotherapy of renal and genitourinary disorders.
· Management of end stage renal disease.
XXIV) Central and peripheral Nervous System
· Development of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system and their
· Neurological evaluation of newborns, infants and children.
· Etiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management of
various diseases affecting central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
· Seizures in childhood.
· Neuromuscular diseases - etiology, clinical features, pathophysiology and
XXV) Endocrine system
· Synthesis, physiological functions and pharmacological actions of various
· Disorders of the endocrine glands.
· Pubertal development and its disorders.
XXVI)Congenital and acquired disorders of eye, ear, nose, throat, bones and joints.
XXVII) Miscellaneous diseases
· Unclassified diseases including SIDS, Sarcoidosis, Progeria histiocytosis, chronic
fatigue syndrome.
· Metabolic bone diseases.
· Genetic skeletal dysplasias.
XXVII)Development of diagnostic approach for and interpretation of symptomatology
and clinical signs in infants, children and adolescents.
XXVIII)Basics of Research Methodologies and Ethical aspects of Clinical Research

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