Advanced Child Health Assessment

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This module provides a learner with advanced knowledge and skills, and appropriate attitudes in the assessment of a well child using locally available resources. Utilizing child and family centered care models, the assessment will focus on health and developmental aspects of the child from birth to 18 years. The module also introduces the learner to genetic screening and counseling, and common genetic anomalies in the Malawian population.


Upon completion of this module you shall be able to:

a)    Apply knowledge of theories of development related to physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development from birth to end of adolescence  during child assessment.

b)    Interpret findings from physical, mental, developmental and nutritional assessment of a child from birth to end of adolescence.

c)    Explain common genetic conditions affecting children

d)    Explain risk assessment and management

e)    Discuss issues that affect adolescent health

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