by Brian Alverson, MD, Hetal Verma, MD

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the integral diagnosis and management of illnesses that affect newborns, infants, young children, preteens, and adolescents until the age of 18 years. After birth, there is a constant change in the child’s physiology as they grow. A pediatrician plays an important role in understanding and leveraging this knowledge to provide the best possible care. Pediatrics is referred to as “children’s internal medicine,” and this description is not far from the truth.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the main pathologies that affect every organ system in the pediatric population, along with introductory knowledge of adolescent medicine, neonatology, child development, pediatric oncology, and genetics. For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have a good understanding of human anatomy and physiology as well as internal medicine.

Children are especially susceptible to infectious diseases and congenital conditions, which could be brought about by genetic syndromes (e.g., ventricular septal defect in Down’s syndrome). A general physician must be able to assess growth and development in children to ensure all milestones are being met and that they are not being subjected to conditions of abuse.

Thus, a solid grasp of the basic concepts of pediatrics can increase the likelihood of adequate intervention, either by the general practitioner or at a more specialized level after pertinent referral.

Course Details

  • Videos 317
  • Duration 31:36 h
  • Quiz questions 1155
  • Articles 315


Your Educators of course Pediatrics

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.
He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

 Hetal Verma, MD

Hetal Verma, MD

Dr. Hetal Verma is a Clinical Instructor of Radiology and the Co-Director of the Radiology Cambridge Integrated Clerkship at Harvard Medical School, MA, USA.
She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her Breast Imaging fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2012, she is the Director of Breast Imaging at Cambridge Health Alliance Radiology, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
She is passionate about women's health and has vast experience in teaching medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Verma teaches courses on Radiology.

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By Prudence M. on 02. October 2021 for Pediatric Cardiology

How you summerise important aspects Concise Informative Like it a lot

By Rafael C. on 29. September 2021 for Pediatric Pulmonology

His way of teaching and explaining is really understandable, even though I'd like some more depth in the information

The materials are as a good as a starter and desserts for my preparation.
By Eneyew S. on 28. August 2021 for Neonatology (Newborn Medicine)

They are great and to the point, I like to watch these videos whenever I start to study a particular topic and they are also great summary tools. Thanks.

By Gustavo S. on 28. August 2021 for Pediatric Pulmonology

Me gusto mucho porque explica muy bien, en mis clases me ayudo mucho, y los artículos actualizados aportan mucho.