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Growth Charts and their Interpretation course for General Practitioners

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity

This session is an introduction to growth charts, and includes information on how to plot measurements and when to become concerned about a child’s growth.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain how growth charts are constructed and why we now use the new UK-WHO charts
  • Describe good practice in plotting measurements and know how to adjust for prematurity
  • Explain how to take into account parents’ heights when estimating adult height
  • Calculate body mass index to identify overweight and obesity
  • Recognise when patterns of weight gain, height and head circumference are of concern

In this session we cover plotting of growth measurements onto growth charts, when one should become concerned about a child’s weight gain or growth, and definitions of obesity. We then consider some case studies where growth or weight gain are of concern.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Complete session: 08 Growth and Nutrition/08_07 Weighing and Measuring Infants and Children
Instructors / Speakers
Gary Butler,
Consultant and Professor in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology

Gary Butler is a Consultant and Professor in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, University College London Hospital and UCL Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He has a longstanding interest in growth and researching how it happens. His main area of clinical practice is problems with growth and puberty.

Delivery
Title
Growth Charts and their Interpretation course for General Practitioners
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
08_08
Access Duration (in months)
12
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