Title

A multidisciplinary interclerkship on hunger and malnutrition

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics; Department of Cell Biology

Publication Date

1998-05-27

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Child; *Child Nutrition Disorders; Clinical Clerkship; Humans; Hunger; Infant; Massachusetts

Disciplines

Gastroenterology | Pediatrics

Abstract

Objective: In 1997 we developed a third-year "interclerkship" course during which students return to the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) campus for two days to study childhood hunger and malnutrition. We sought to ( 1) provide knowledge about (a) the extent to which hunger and malnutrition occur, (b) the short· and long-term physical, psychosocial, and cognitive consequences of hunger and malnutrition, (c) practical information on good nutrition, (d) and resources available that help children at risk for hunger or malnutrition; (2) develop skills to use physical signs and screening questions to identify risk and apply nutritional principles and effective patients education; and (3) foster an attitude supportive of the role of nutrition in preventive medicine and of physician advocacy for the nutritional health of children and communities.

Source

Acad Med. 1998 May;73(5):608. Link to article on publisher's website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9643930

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