Pre-Residency Pediatrics

Based on ERAS programs 

Suitable for medical students in clinical years

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Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Modules: 5
Time required: Up to 1 hour per module
Target Audience: Residents
Specialty: Pediatrics
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English and Portuguese
Certificate: Yes

About the Pre-Residency Pediatrics 

Pediatrics focuses on the clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in babies, children, and young patients. To fulfill the pediatricians’ mission, these healthcare professionals continuously develop their clinical competencies, medical knowledge, and professional attributes in order to improve the patient’s health and well-being, and quality of care in a safe and structured environment.

The Pre-Residency Pediatrics course aims to help future resident physicians to become professional and competent pediatricians in their communities. It includes five clinical scenarios from different specialties (respiratory, urology, neurology, and otolaryngology) with a diverse pediatric patient population.

In this dynamic environment, you will develop your clinical reasoning and decision-making skills as well as enhance your communication capabilities with the patient and the family.

Target Audience

Recommended for medical students in clinical years who are interested in developing their clinical skills to enter a Pediatric residency program.

Course Overview

  • 5 Modules
    The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with increasing levels of complexity.
  • Online, Self-paced
    You have up to 2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace
  • Certificate of Completion
    After completing the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion
    Certificates can be verified by external entities through a verification link that will be sent to you by email

What you will learn:

By taking this course, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Diagnose and treat bronchiolitis
  • Perform an adequate approach to acute pyelonephritis
  • Diagnose and treat meningoencephalitis
  • Identify and treat acute viral laryngotracheitis
  • Identify and treat a primary spontaneous pneumothorax with moderate respiratory distress
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Body Interact has developed this course based on Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) programs, utilizing our advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients

Course Outline

Module 1 - Infant with respiratory problems

Context: The inflammation of the bronchioles is frequent in children under 2 years of age. When the bronchi are infected or damaged they may swell or obstruct causing the flow of oxygen to be blocked. It may present variable clinical, functional and morphological expressions.

Virtual Scenario: Louise is a 9-month-old baby girl, who has been relatively healthy since birth. However, last week, she started having a runny nose and noisy breathing. A few days later, she started coughing and breathing more rapidly and her mother decided to bring her to the Pediatric Emergency Service.

Module 2 - Sick since the last week

Context: Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)in the pediatric population are a common clinical condition. UTIs are generally divided into the lower tract, which involves the bladder and urethra, and those of the upper tract that involves the kidneys, renal pelvis, and ureters. In turn, kidney infections are more common in children under 3 years of age.

Virtual Scenario: Michaela has been sick for the last week. Her mother is very worried because she has a fever and decides to take her to the Pediatric ER.

Module 3 - Fever with onset five days ago

Context: Infections and other disorders that affect the brain can activate the immune system, which leads to inflammation. These illnesses and the resulting inflammation can produce a wide range of symptoms, including fever, headache, seizures, and changes in behavior or confusion. In extreme cases, this can cause brain damage, stroke, or even death if not treated in a timely manner. 

Virtual Scenario: Clara has been ill for the past five days. Her mother noticed she was not improving and brought her to the Pediatric Emergency Service.

Module 4 - Five-years-old boy with severe croup

Context: In children, inflammation and edema of the laryngeal mucosa and subglottic region may occur with consequent elevated obstructive breathing difficulty characterized by shrill cough, stridor, and hoarseness. Aggravating factors are nighttime, agitation, and crying. A correct diagnosis and an effective approach are essential to avoid serious complications. 

Virtual Scenario: Daniel has been feeling unwell for a couple of days. He has had a cough, runny nose, and fever. During the night, he has had trouble breathing. His mother has taken immediate action, bringing him to the Hospital.

Module 5 - Chest pain with difficulty breathing

Context: Symptoms of chest pain accompanied by lack of giving may be indicative of pulmonary complications. In the absence of diagnosed lung disease and previous signs of disease, it is essential to perform a full diagnosis taking into account the whole lung region including the pleural space. 

Virtual Scenario: Patty suddenly started complaining of pain in her right side chest two days ago while working on her computer. The next day, the pain worsened, especially when she breathed deeply. She presented with a cough and the pain extended to her back. Today, she also started having some difficulty breathing which made her anxious.

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