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Activity description

149434 - Monash Children's Hospital GP Twilight Series - Paediatric Surgery

Monash Health

The Monash Children's GP Twilight Series is a six 90-minute Category 1 ALM on a range of topics relating to paediatric surgery. This will provide GP's with up to date information to recognise, investigate, appropriate referral and management for common paediatric surgical and urological presentations. This is a strictly limited series with registration capped at 35 people face to face and live online. Places are limited so RSVP to secure your place at the series. The series will be conducted over six 90-minute sessions with the following topics. 
1. Abdominal Pain in Children
2. Vomiting in Children
3. Inguinoscrotal Pathology        
    Undescended Testes, Hernias and Hydroceles
4. Paediatric Urology 1         
     Hydronephrosis, and Vesicoureteral Reflux
5. Paediatric Urology 2
Phimosis  Phimosis, Hypospadias, and Urinary Tract Infections
6. Paediatric Trauma

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Relevance to General Practice

The anatomy and physiology of children is different to adults and this can result in differences in the presentation and severity and range of conditions and GP's are often the first point of care for paediatric patients who often present with a wide range of problems (1).
The common paediatric presentations to GP's for general surgery referral are often non-acute presentations in childhood and include undescended testes (UDT), inguinal and abdominal hernia, hydrocele and non-retractile foreskin (2).

Learning outcomes

  1. 1. Recognise common paediatric surgical and urological conditions and discuss their relevant investigation pathways
  2. 2. Demonstrate the physiological and psychological differences and needs of paediatric surgical patients
  3. 3. Interpret investigations related to paediatric surgery and urology
  4. 4. Formulate management plans for a range of paediatric surgical and urological conditions
  5. 5. Apply knowledge obtained to recognise the need for appropriate referral to paediatric surgical and urological specialists

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Children and young people health

Session summary


Wednesday 27 Feb 2019 6:00pm - Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 7:31pm


Monash Children's Hospital






All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Nicole Bate
T: 0385723823