CMT05103: Paediatrics and Child Health I

Module Description  

General details

Module code: CMT 05103

Name of Module: Paediatrics & Child Health I

Number of Credits: 12



This module consists of the following Sub- enabling outcomes:

2.1.2 Assess children with paediatric conditions


1.3.1 Perform Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

Module outline, cont..

1.3.2 Perform Emergency Triage Assessment and treatment (ETAT).

1.3.3 Manage children with malnutrition.

1.3.7 Manage children with communicable paediatric conditions.

2.2.2 Perform clinical paediatric procedures.


Pre-requisite Modules

ü CMT04101 Communication and Life Skills

ü CMT04102 Anatomy

ü CMT04104 Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Emergency Preparedness

ü CMT04105 Clinical nutrition

ü CMT04106 Environmental Health

ü CMT04108 Medical Ethics and Professionalism

ü CMT04209 Physiology

ü CMT04210 Pathology

ü CMT04211 Clinical Laboratory

ü CMT04213 Patient Care

ü CMT04214 Clinical Skills


Methods of study

1. e-learning

2. Lecture discussion

3. Demonstration

4. Case study

5. Assignments

6. Small group discussion

7. Role play

8. Tutorials

9. Clinical sessions


Learning materials and teaching aids

1. Books, Journals

2. Multimedia Projector

3. Computer

4. Smartphones

5. Audio and video files


Integrated methods of assessments

A. Continuous Assessments (40%)

i. Theory examination (10%)

ii. Clinical examination (25%)

iii. Assignments (5%)


B. End of Semester Examination (60%)

i. Theory examination (20%)

ii. Clinical examination (40%)


Content to be covered

i. Paediatric history taking and physical examination.

ii. Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).

iii. Emergency Triage Assessment and treatment (ETAT).

iv. Malnutrition.


Communicable paediatric conditions:

i. Fever of unknown origin,

ii. UTI,

iii. Malaria,

iv. Dengue,

v. Polio

vi. Tetanus,

vii. Diphtheria,


Communicable paediatric conditions

i. Meningitis,

ii. Pneumonia,

iii. ADD,

iv. Persistent  diarrhoea

v. Croup,

vi. Cold,

vii. Tonsillitis,


Communicable paediatric conditions, cont..

i. Otitis media,

ii. Bronchiolitis,

iii. Septicaemia,

iv. Tinea,

v. Scabies,

vi. Pediculosis,

vii. TB,

viii. Leprosy,

ix. Febrile convulsions,

x. Impetigo


How to perform the following clinical paediatric procedures:

a. Perform gastric lavage

b. Insert and remove nasogastric tube

c. Perform venepuncture

d. Insert intraosseous cannula

e. Administer oxygen therapy

f. Perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


How to perform the following clinical paediatric procedures, cont..

1. Give blood transfusion

2. Administer medicines and immunization

3. Take anthropometric measurements

4. Support provision of kangaroo mother care

5. Perform neonatal resuscitation


Key references / Medical Books

1. Stanfield, P. et al, (2005), Child Health: A manual for Medical and Health Workers in Health Centres and Rural Hospitals, 2nd ed, AMREF

2. Stanfield, P. et al, (1991), Diseases of Children in the Subtropics and Tropics. London: Holder Amold

3. Kliegman, R. M.; Marcdante, K. J.; Jenson, H. B.& Behrman, R. E. (2006).Essentials of Paediatrics (5th Ed). Elsevier Saunders, China. Pg 135-645

4. MoHCDGEC (2017). Standard Treatment Guidelines and National Essential Medicines List: Tanzania Mainland (4th Ed).

5. MoHCDGEC, (2017). National Guideline for Neonatal Care and Establishment of Neonatal Care Unit, RCH Section, Dodoma.

6. WHO/UNICEF/IMCI, (2000). National adapted guideline on Management of a Child with Severe Infections or Severe malnutrition, MoHSW.

7. WHO (2000). Management of Children with Severe Infections and Malnutrition, Geneva: World Health Organization.

8. WHO (2013). Hospital care for children: Guideline for the management of common childhood illnesses. 2nd Edition.

9. WHO, UNICEF, (2005). IMCI Handbook: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness. WHO, Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development.

10. WHO, MoHSW, USAID, UNICEF. (2010). Referral Care manual: Chart Booklet

11. Swash, M.,& Glynn, M. (2007). Hutchinson’s Clinical Methods: An integrated Approach to Clinical Practice (22nd ed), Philadelphia, PA. Saunders Elsevier.

12. WHO, UNICEF. (2006). Module 2: Assess, classify and manage the child for HIV/AIDS. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development.

13. WHO.,Unicef., (2005). Management of Child with a Serious Infection or Severe Malnutrition: Guidelines for care at first-referral level. IMCI Unit, Reproductive and Child Health Section. MoHSW, Dar es Salaam.

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