Dedicated paediatric teaching remains critical to the undergraduate medical curriculum

Ralph Pinnock, Paul Monagle, Jennifer Couper, Ian Wright, Innes Asher, Peter Jones, Peter Van Asperen, Joerg Mattes, Paed Prof Heads Comm of Aus & Paediatric Professorial Heads, Kevin Forsyth

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    Paediatrics, the branch of medicine responsible for the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood, is a relatively recent speciality with its origins in the mid‐19th century. Unlike many other areas of practice, the population it serves is unable to advocate for itself. This often results in paediatrics being overlooked in planning services and education. One should note that a long protected childhood is unique to our species and essential for human mental and physical health
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)949-951
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
    Issue number12
    Early online date13 Nov 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


    • paediatrics
    • core teaching
    • Undergraduate medical education


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