Case Scenarios In Pediatric Practices


Pictures are very important complimentary teaching materials. They provide vivid visual impressions to aid clinical students in making diagnosis.


This clinical materials were captured during clinical sessions on ward rounds and specialist consultations. The case scenarios developed around the pictures are intended to achieve the following objectives.

Author(s): Dr. Joslin DogbeView Details of Author
Year: 2011
Keywords: child health, case scenarios, pediatric practice
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This is an open educational resource prepared for Clinical Students in the Department of Child Health, School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences - KNUST.


It is an interative programme that requires the student to study the cases and provide the correct answers to the questions. Within each case are a set of questions based on clinical sessions on ward rounds and specialist consultations. Please take into the considerations the objectives when going through the cases scenarios.




    * To improve the power of inspection as a key component of physical examination of a patient using pictures.

    * To use an obvious physical sign to predict the possible coexistence of less obvious ones.

    * To generate a list of differential diagnosis from an obvious physical sign.

    * To acquire knowledge on specific clinical conditions.


Note: Students should use this material as a study guide to the care of patients.  It highlights essential points to consider when caring for a patient in the consulting room. Students should endeavour to read all the references cited in the reading list.


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Dr. Joslin Dogbe
Pediatrician/Public Health Specialist
Department of Child Health,
SMS-KNUST and The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Kumasi, Ghana




Dr. Charles Hammond

Department of Child Health,
SMS-KNUST and The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Kumasi, Ghana


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Dr. Adoma Dwomo-Fokuo

Department of Child Health,
SMS-KNUST and The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Kumasi, Ghana

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