Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders in children. It also includes the care of nutrition, growth, and development of children so that they may achieve full potential as adults. This department offers a postgraduate course in pediatrics with world-class clinical education and research.
Experienced faculty and skilled pediatricians train our undergraduate and postgraduate students with comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of child care. This department operates multiple pediatric centers and surgical units at tertiary, urban, and primary health care levels, to treat childhood diseases and pediatric emergencies.
At the end of the academic session on pediatrics, the student shall be able to:
- Take detailed history, conduct an appropriate physical examination of children including neonates, make a clinical diagnosis, conduct common bedside investigative procedures, interpret common laboratory investigations, plan and provide suitable therapy.
- Take anthropometric measurements and resuscitate newborn infants.
- Conduct diagnostic procedures in children, such as lumbar puncture, bone marrow aspiration, pleural tap, and ascitic tap, and observe liver and kidney biopsy.
- Distinguish between normal newborn babies and those requiring special care and institute early care to all newborn babies including the care for preterm and low birth weight babies, and provide correct guidance and counseling in breast-feeding.
- Provide ambulatory care to all sick children, identify indications for specialized or inpatient care, and ensure timely referral of those who require hospitalization.
- Prescribe age-related requirements of calories, nutrients, fluids, drugs, etc. in health and disease. Implement preventive strategies for common infectious disorders, malnutrition, genetic and metabolic disorders, poisonings, accidents, and child abuse.
- Participate in national programs relating to child health including immunization programs.
The department of pediatrics at The Apollo Medical College has dedicated and experienced professors, tutors, and guides, who train both undergraduate and postgraduate students in all aspects of child healthcare. Our faculty members actively engage with students in campus events, community health programs, and research projects.