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Growth Charts and their Interpretation course for Paediatricians

Speciality Classification
Paediatrics General
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare

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.

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.

Growth Charts and their Interpretation course for Paediatricians
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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