PED3-4080 Goals & Objectives

Pediatric Gastroenterology




  • To know and understand the roles of the various parts of the gastrointestinal tract in regards to normal growth and development
  • To have the ability to recognize when there is an abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract, how to manage the common abnormalities and be able to recognize which abnormalities warrant a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist  




  • Recognize normal bowel patterns at various ages in pediatric patients and what may cause these to change.  Know how to differentiate the types of diarrhea, the various etiologies and how to manage them.  Know the various etiologies of constipation and how to manage them.
  • Recognize malabsortion and the various causes; know the basic workup required and how to manage the problem
  • Recognize the various peptic issues that are encountered in pediatric gi, the appropriate testing and management options
  • Recognized the presenting features of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the appropriate work up and both the step up and step down management options
  • Recognize liver disease in pediatric patients especially cholestasis, how to evaluate these patients and the therapeutic options
  • Recognize GI bleeds, be able to differentiate between an upper and lower bleed, know the appropriate testing options for both and the therapeutic options available
  • Recognize a child with failure to thrive, the etiologies, the work up and management options
  • Recognized functional abdominal pain, the etiologies, work up required and management options
  • Become familiar with the causes of vomiting, the work up and management options
  • Become familiar with the challenges associated with treating short gut patients





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