Final Year Medical

 Welcome to CP5300 Principles and Practice of Paediatrics and Child Health 

Module Coordinator: Dr Jackie Pando Kelly


This DEMV/GEM IV module is a 4 week student placement where students will be attached to 2 different hospitals for 2 weeks each.

Module Objective: Further development of knowledge, skills and attitudes (including clinical skills, clinical acumen, and professionalism) in the practice of Paediatrics.

Module Content will be mainly based on clinical paediatric experience during the attachment. Students will be expected to clerk outpatients and inpatients and be available for on-call duties. In addition, there will be formal paediatric tutorials. Promotion of self-directed learning skills and continuing development of knowledge relevant to future practice in the area of Paediatrics and Child Health.

For further information, please go to the Book of Modules

So what happens on my paediatric placement?

The undergraduate course is delivered in 6 sites (Cork University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital Cork, Kerry University Hospital, Waterford University Hospital and South Tipperary General Hospital) offering students learning in a clinical environment.  Students will be attached for 2 x 2 weeks to a paediatric team.  Teaching is led on these sites by our Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturers and Tutors.

Day 1 involves a day long induction currently done online via MS Teams with Dr Jackie Pando Kelly.

Day 2 onwards Students attend their allocated hospitals and guidance for each hospital is published on canvas.  There will be small group bedside tutorials and the opportunity to attend a Paediatric outpatient clinic and ward rounds.  Accomodation is provided for students attending hospitals outside Cork and the hospital administrators will contact students before hand.

Simulation Training

Each student will attend an afternoon simulation training session with Dr Jackie Pando Kelly.  This is held on Level 2, Paediatric Unit, Cork University Hospital.  A student timetable is published on Canvas prior to the start of the placement.


Canvas is the online learning platform used by the university.  Canvas is constantly updated and any changes to you teaching schedule will be notified here first, so please make sure to check it regularly and turn your notifications on. It is highly recommended to study the relevant materials in Canvas for each attachment beforehand Students are strongly urged to check CANVAS for further information and notifications during their Paediatric Rotation

Related Documents

Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

Péidiatraic agus Sláinte Leanaí

Floor 2, Paediatric Unit, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, T12 DC4A