Pediatric Intensive Care medicine also known as pediatric critical care medicine is defined as the science of treating children with, at risk of or recovering from potentially life threatening failure of one or more organ systems. It involves the combination of definitive treatment (treatment of definitive diagnosis and disease modification) and supportive care (correction of abnormal physiological parameters).

Pediatric Intensive care comprises constellation of knowledge and practice which are well represented in variety of other specialties. The specialist in Pediatric Intensive Care transcends the traditional borders of medical specialties bringing all these competencies together in one specialist enabling a unique approach to critical illness.

This document identifies the aims and objectives, outcomes and processes of postgraduate specialist training leading to a specialist in Pediatric Intensive Care. It defines the structure and methods of learning, teaching, feedback and supervision.

  • The Pediatric intensive care training program is designed to produce a specialist in Pediatric Intensive Care who is competent in the holistic care of critically ill children.
  • It is expected that the newly Board Certified Specialist is up-to-date with current developments and has all the requisite skills and knowledge.
  • Objectives and competencies define the knowledge, skills and attitudes that should be acquired, enhanced and maintained during the Pediatric Intensive care training.
  • It is expected that within each competency and objective trainees will
  1. Accumulate knowledge
  2. Learn how to apply the knowledge
  3. Show how an action is performed with the help of applied knowledge

Entry in to Pediatric Intensive care training program requires successful completion of MD Pediatric examination. Applicant should not be board certified or enrolled for training in other specialties or subspecialties at the time of selection for Pediatric Intensive care training.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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