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110  Pediatric Core Clerkship  (9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Buckelew       Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing.

Restrictions: UCSF medical students only.       Activities: Seminar, Conference

Students will develop a durable framework for evaluating the health of children in all settings: ambulatory (both wellness and common illnesses), inpatient and newborn nursery. Students are expected to be an integral part of each team and be responsible for evaluating pediatric patients - not only taking histories and performing physical exams, but challenging themselves to interpret these findings, create differential diagnoses, and formulate diagnostic and therapeutic plans.

140.01B  Ambulatory Pediatrics  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Students evaluate and treat children with a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Patients with a high degree of acuity. There are morning conferences and ER case reviews. Supervision is provided by senior residents, chief resident, and faculty.

140.01J  Intensive Care Nursery  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110, and consent of instructor.

Students gain experience in evaluation and management of sick pre-term and term infants. Supervision is provided, and it is expected that students will assume the role of primary physician in matters of clinical decision-making as well as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

140.01K  Neonatology  (6 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Students develop skills in assessment of newborns in the setting of a high-risk patient population. The experience involves care of patients, ranging from the healthy term newborn to the infant requiring intensive supportive care.

140.01M  Pediatric Critical Care  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: One student per rotation.       Activities: Conference

Students follow selected patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and participate in patient presentations, management conferences, and teaching rounds. Emphasis is on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology in management of critically ill pediatric patients. Students become familiar with relevant literature concerning problems of patients being followed.

140.01N  Adv Inpatient Pediatrics  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110, Medicine 110, and consent of instructor.

Restrictions: Restricted to 1-2 students per block.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference

To provide exposure to typical pediatric inpatients in a setting where the student assumes primary responsibility for initial evaluations, diagnostic procedures, and ongoing management of patients. Students are assigned patient work-ups, participate fully in team work and teaching rounds, attend conferences, and are on night call with the resident.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Clinical clerkship in off-campus hospitals approved by the chairperson of the department and the dean.

140.03  Outpatient Pediatrics  (6 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Faulkenberry-Miranda       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Experience caring for sick and well children with 27,000 patient visits/year. Preventive medicine and anticipatory guidance along with principles of growth and development. All activities closely supervised by either senior residents or faculty. Daily morning conferences, chart rounds, assigned readings.

140.04  Pediatric Cardiology  (6 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Activities: Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Experience in clinical evaluation of children with cardiac abnormalities is emphasized. Daily ward rounds on pediatric cardiology patients, attendance at designated cardiac surgical procedures, catheterization, weekly catheterization conference, and extensive reading assignments.

140.05  Plastic Surgery - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Witt       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory Completion of core rotations in Surgery and Pediatrics.

Restrictions: 4th year medical students only      

This course will provide comprehensive exposure to pediatric plastic surgery, serving California's growing Central Valley pediatric population. The primary focus of this elective is clinical. Interested students may pursue clinical research projects. This course does NOT include exposure to cosmetic surgery. Topics include: wound healing, maxillofacial trauma, craniofacial surgery, upper extremity/hand surgery, vascular anomalies, burn reconstruction and pediatric breast reconstructive surgery.

140.06  Pediatric Critical Care Subinternship - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Eldadah, R. Kinman       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Medicine and Pediatric Core rotations.

Restrictions: 4th year medical student.       Activities: Block Elective

Students will function as an acting intern in a 10 bed PICU caring for critically ill infants and children. Teaching will be provided on a continuous basis. While on this service, students will take a post-exam, follow curriculum, present patient cases daily and give a formal oral presentation at the end of the course.

140.07  Developmental Pediatrics in Fresno  (3 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Snyder       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110.

Students learn to identify children with developmental disabilities and direct their remediation to allow for achievement of their greatest potential. Various settings are used in acquiring skills in developmental assessment.

140.13  Endocrinology  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110, and consent of instructor.

Participation in the clinical and investigative aspects of endocrine and metabolic problems in children. Students spend time in the laboratory, on the wards, and in the clinics.

140.15  Oncology  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110, and consent of instructor.

Participation in management of patients with solid tumors and leukemia; attendance at pediatric tumor board, ward rounds, and outpatient clinic. Special emphasis on psychosocial problems; supervised reading and discussion with preceptor.

140.16  Pediatric Nephrology  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110, and consent of instructor.

Introduction to general nephrology with children having nutritional problems, ESRD, and chronic renal failure. Post-transplant and dialysis consultations, new cases from the nursery, and cases requiring TPN. Research projects may be arranged with instructors.

140.17  Genetics  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110, and consent of instructor.

Evaluation and management of children and adults with hereditary (including cytogenetic) diseases, with particular emphasis on genetic counseling, patterns of human malformation, and the biochemical and genetic mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and transmission of these conditions.

140.18  Pediatric Hem/Onc Consult Service  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Core Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Conference, Independent Study

This advanced elective in Pediatric hematology/oncology will focus on the clinical care of children with cancer and blood disorders in the OUTPATIENT clinics, although there will be opportunity to participate in scheduled educational activities that are associated with hospitalized inpatients. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate new and existing patients in the Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant clinics.

140.19  Child Abuse  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics Core Rotation.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Field Work, Project

This elective rotation for 3rd or 4th year medical students will cover basic areas of knowledge needed for child abuse consultation. The rotation will include: being on call for child abuse consult exams; involvement with ongoing cases in the medical or legal system; weekly lectures covering required reading on basic topics; visits with various agencies involved with child protection.

140.21  Pediatric Pulmonary  (6 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Activities: Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Students participate in the activities of the pulmonary and allergy service, in the outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as conferences, journal clubs, etc. The course will emphasize clinical experience with common pediatric pulmonary problems, e.g., asthma, cystic fibrosis.

140.30  Gastroenterology & Nutrition  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Students participate with fellows and staff in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases, and nutritional deficiencies in infants and children. They present patients on wards and in the outpatient clinic, assist with procedures, and attend specialty conferences.

140.31  Inpatient Pediatric Clerkship - Fresno  (6 - 12 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Kezirian, C. Faulkenberry-Miranda       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110

Opportunity to develop and perfect skills in history-taking, physical examination, case write-ups, presentations, and procedures. Supervised problem-oriented learning/teaching environment fosters basic diagnostic and management skills. Conferences, case work-ups and presentation, night call with resident, and assigned reading.

140.33  Pediatric Rheumatology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110 and Medicine 110 (or equivalent, if a Visiting Student from outside UCSF), and consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students learn to evaluate and care for children with rheumatologic disorders. This advanced clinical clerkship course emphasizes performing the musculoskeletal exam, understanding diagnostic testing in rheumatology, developing a differential diagnosis for children presenting with inflammatory symptoms and/or pain, and the approach to the care of children with chronic disease. Students will also be exposed to ongoing clinical research studies in pediatric rheumatology.

140.34  Medical Genetics - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Joseph, C. Curry       Prerequisite(s): 4th-year standing

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Web-based course work, Block Elective

Experience will be gained in medical genetics, including dysmorphology, biomedical genetics and prenatal diagnosis. Rotation will provide general exposure to all these areas and give a basic understanding of methods used to reach specific genetic diagnoses and exact prenatal detection course for future pregnancies.

140.35  Infectious Disease  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110

Students will learn principles of diagnosis and management of common infectious conditions, infectious complications in the immunocompromised host, and neonatal infections; will learn to properly interpret microbiologic data and use the microbiology laboratory.

140.36  Pediatric Allergy/Immunology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110 and Medicine 110 (or their equivalent, if Visiting Student from outside UCSF).

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students learn to evaluate and care for children with primary immunodeficiency diseases and allergic diseases. This course emphasizes: --the ontogeny of the immune response as it relates to immunodeficiency and allergies --immunologic dysregulation involved in the pathogenesis of more common and rare disorders --laboratory studies required for diagnosis --the care of children with chronic (immunologic and allergic) diseases.

140.37  Clinical Clerkship in Adolescent Medicine  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Completion of basic clinical clerkships; Open to fourth-year medical students only.

Clinical rotation on outpatient/inpatient adolescent medical service. Clinical experience will include general adolescent clinic, adolescent gynecology clinic, and inpatient consultation on adolescent medical and psychiatric wards.

140.40  Pediatric Infectious Disease-VCF - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Mariki-Mhango       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Students will participate in patient evaluation and management with an emphasis on direct patient care responsibility. Consultation services comprise the majority of patient encounters.

140.41  Pediatric Neonatology (NICU) - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Elliott, K. Rajani       Prerequisite(s): Completion of Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: 4th year medical student.      

Community Regional Medical Center serves a delivery service of approximately 8,000 deliveries per year. Students will be integral members of the NICU team and will manage neonatal patients. This will include attending deliveries, participating in neonatal resuscitations, admitting newborns to the NICU, writing up H&Ps, writing orders and performing procedures.

140.43  Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Haight       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Block Elective

In the office setting students are exposed to common pediatric conditions including chronic abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, acute and chronic diarrhea, constipation, encopresis, failure to thrive, jaundice and nutrition. On the inpatient service, students will follow more complex patients.

140.45  Bone Marrow Transplant  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Activities: Lecture, Conference, Project, Clinical Clerkship

The student willl function as an integral part of the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)team at the UCSF Children's Hpspital during this rotation. The student will acquire a body of knowledge specific to bone marrow transplantation, gain experience in doing common procedures and in communicationg with children and families about their condition.

140.46  Pediatric Surgery - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Tamura, D. Hodge       Prerequisite(s): Completion of basic science curriculum, Surgery Core and Pediatric Core rotations.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Block Elective

Pediatric Surgery represents a true general surgical experience and will provide students with a comprehensive exposure to treatment of surgical illness of infants and children. Students will be exposed to continuum of surgical care, from the NICU/preoperative encounter through operative care discharge, follow-up and rehabilitation. Basics of management taught within the framework of family centered patient care with exposure to a wide variety of operative procedures.

140.47  Pediatric Nephrology - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Barayan, S. Kamal       Prerequisite(s): MEDICINE 110 PEDIATRICS 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Pediatric Nephrology rotation will include a combination of lectures and clinical teaching mainly in the outpatient clinical setting with occasional inpatient rounding on interesting cases. A list of readings will be provided in the beginning of the rotation; students will be assigned to see patients mainly in clinic but may have inpatient rounds on interesting cases.

140.48  Pediatric Cardiology - Fresno  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Coll, A. Nair       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Core rotations in Medicine and Pediatrics.

Restrictions: 4th year medical students.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Block Elective

The Pediatric Cardiology rotation will be a combination of discussion and patient interaction. Discussions will provide understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, embryology and electrophysiology. Congenital heart defect diagnosis and management will be an integral part of this course. Patient contact will include both outpatient and inpatient. Inpatient will include rounds, consults and ICU PICU and NICU).

140.49  Pediatric Endocrinology - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Kinman, S. Banerjee       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Core rotations in Pediatrics.

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year medical students.       Activities: Block Elective

Provides comprehensive exposure to clinical pediatric endocrinology: presentation, diagnosis, & management of both common/uncommon endocrinologic problems. Specific topics include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, growth issues, precocious and delayed puberty, pituitary/hypothalamic abnormalities, hypocalcemia, hypoglycemia, vitamin D deficiency and/or rickets, adrenal abnormalities (such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia), Turner syndrome, and menstrual abnormal.

140.50  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Ozeran       Prerequisite(s): PEDIATRICS 110 MEDICINE 110

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students will participate in the clinical and investigative aspects of Hematologic and Oncologic problems in children and be exposed to special diagnostic approaches to these problems. They will spend time on the inpatient and consulting services and in the outpatient clinics, working on a one-on-one basis with attendings. In addition, they will participate in the division's teaching activities, including formal teaching sessions, conferences and inpatient rounds.

140.51A  Pediatric Pulmonology - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Do, J. Moua       Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: n/a       Activities: Block Elective

Understand the development of airway anatomy and lungs in children, recognition of respiratory illness, acute and chronic, review basic pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology and understand basic treatment modalities and basic science background for each treatment.

150.04  Research in Pediatrics  (6 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and Pediatrics 110.

Student research projects under guidance of faculty members. Programs must be approved by instructors. Students may initiate or continue research programs under supervision of faculty members.

170.01A  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): T. Kelly

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Lectures by pediatric specialists on important diseases treatments, and scientific advances in their fields. Optional site visits (3-4 hours each) to UCSF facilities (e.g. bone marrow transplant unit, NICU) to expose students to different facets of pediatric specialty care.

170.01B  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): T. Kelly

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Lectures by pediatric specialists on important diseases, treatments, and scientific advances in their fields. Optional site visits (3-4 hours each) to UCSF facilities (e.g., bobe marrow transplant unit, NICU) to expose students to different facets of pediatric specialty care.

170.01C  Special Issues in Health Care  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): T. Kelly

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Lectures by pediatric specialists on important diseases, treatments, and scientific advances in their fields. Optional site visits (3-4 hours each) to UCSF facilities (e.g., bone marrow transplant unit, NICU) to expose students to different facets of pediatrics specialty care.

170.20  EPAC EXPLORE: Peds Cases  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Long       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) PedsCases are a series of six pediatric-focused cases that relate to the first year core curriculum. The cases focus on pediatric patients and differences in disease presentation, disease management, and communication when caring for pediatric patients. Session span the first year of medical school and attendance at four sessions minimum is required for elective credit.

170.30  EPAC PedsCases 2  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Long       Prerequisite(s): PEDIATRICS 170.20

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

The EPAC MS2 PedsCases series is a 3-case series focusing on pediatric cases. These cases complement the concepts being taught in the core curriculum. Sessions include emphasis on the longitudinal patient relationship and on developmental progression - two topics important to pediatric patient care. They also focus on clinical reasoning and skill sets important for care of patients in upcoming clerkship years, including researching topics and giving presentations on-the-fly via a pediatric lens.

180.01B  Adolescent Development  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Irwin, C. Boyer       Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites are required.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This Fall quarter of Pediatrics 180.01 will continue cover topics of physiological psychological, cognitive and social development of adolescents.

180.01C  Adolescent Development  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. Irwin, C. Boyer       Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites are required.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This is a two-quarter course covering psychosocial factors related to adolescent health (e.g., peer influences, family, school), specific adolescent health topics (e.g., substance use, eating disorders, mental and reproductive health), and health policy focusing on issues related to confidentiality and principles of adolescent health policy

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.

199  Laboratory Project  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Kelly       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Laboratory

A laboratory research project under direction of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.