The Science of Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse by Tom Lissauer, Will Carroll

By Tom Lissauer, Will Carroll

This publication is cutting edge and unique in aiding the reader to use the foundations of technological know-how to paediatric perform. Professor Neena Modi, President, Royal university of Paediatrics and baby Health.

The technological know-how of Paediatrics, MRCPCH Mastercourse, offers crucial heritage practise for the MRCPCH conception and technological know-how examination.

It comprises an up to date assessment of the applying of technological know-how to daily paediatric medical perform, if it is examining medical symptoms or investigations, prescribing medications or settling on most sensible administration. even if this figuring out is vital as a way to make proficient medical judgements, it's tricky to acquire because it isn't often lined in medical textbooks.

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Confounding – is it due to some other factor linked to both exposure and outcome? A confounding factor is: • A risk factor for the study disease • Associated with the exposure and independently associated with the outcome. e. the association between coffee drinking and pancreatic cancer is observed because cigarette smoking is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer and coffee drinking is associated with cigarette smoking). 6. Child health inequalities Determinants of health in children Children live in complex social environments.

14 Prevalence D. There is no significant difference in the prevalence of bronchitis between Towns A and B. E. The prevalence of bronchitis in Town A is twice the prevalence in Town B. Incidence Epidemiological studies Observational Descriptive Analytical ea D Case-control Cohort R th ec ov er y Prevalence Experimental Fig. 1 Illustration of the relationship between incidence and prevalence. 2 A. False; B. False; C. True; D. False; E. True. A. and B. It is tempting but incorrect to add together the prevalences of asthma and bronchitis here.

Adapted from Determinants of Health in Children and the Problem of Early Childhood Caries. 7 Some epidemiological facts and figures about children in the UK in 2010 Epidemiology and public health 2 • Boys born in 2010 can expect to live for 78 • • • • • • • years and girls for 82 years. They can expect to spend about 80% of their lives in good health. About 27% of children live in households where the income is less than 60% of median income, compared with 34% in 1998/99. About 16% of children live in households where no adult is working.

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