Pediatrics

About the Department
The aim of the department is to train professionals, conduct research and provide services necessary for the management of diseases of infants, children and adolescents to optimize their growth and development and to allow them to achieve full potential as adults. The department aims to help trainees to achieve knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide healthcare services to children of all ages in any part of the country.

Department of Paediatrics is young being established in year 2009. It is continuing to grow up towards a fully fledged department as its physical and human resources are being continuously improving. The department is located at professorial ward complex, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

Currently the department is primarily involved in training of medical undergraduates of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. In future, the department hopes to extend its activities in the field of training post graduate students in paediatrics, providing healthcare services for the community and in research.
 
Academic Schedule

Undergraduate programme

The undergraduate training programme consists of an introductory programme, three paediatric appointments and a lecture series.

Introductory Programme -

This is held after the 2nd MBBS examination with the aim of preparing the undergraduate student for the clinical studies.

1st Paediatric Appointment -

This is held in the 3rd year of undergraduate medical training. The students have to face an OSCE at the end of 4-week appointment in the Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

2nd Paediatric Appointment -

This is held in the 4th year of undergraduate medical training. It is a 4-week appointment in the Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura.

Professorial Appointment -

This is an 8-week appointment which will be held at the professorial paediatric ward. During this appointment the student will undergo intensive training to achieve necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to become an intern medical officer.

 
Research Interests
 

Our department is currently involved in research on breast feeding practices and growth; thalassemia; chronic renal failure; medical informatics.

Dr. WA Janith Chandrakumra

Bandara MRUN, Batagalla PSK, Bandaranayake BMLW, Bogahakumbura AM, Cader MIM, Chandrarathna AR, Chandrakumara WAJC, Chathuranga BADL, Balasooriya P:A Study on IQ and Short Term Memory in Sri Lankan School Children. The Kandy Society of Medicine – The Book of Abstracts 30:28-29 (Presented at 30th Annual Academic Sessions of KSM)

Bandara MRUN, Batagalla PSK, Bandaranayake BMLW, Bogahakumbura AM, Cader MIM, Chandrarathna AR, Chandrakumara WAJC,Chathuranga BADL, Dahanayake DWP, Dasanayaka DMMM, Dassanayake DMSUK, De Silva MT, De Silva GID, Bandara RMEGR, Dangahadeniya U, Dissanayake M:A Survey on Drug Treatment of Acne Vulgaris. The Kandy Society of Medicine – The Book of Abstracts 30:28-29 (Presented 30th Annual Academic Sessions of KSM)

Chandrakumara WAJC, Rathnayake RMPA, Huruggamuwa CD, Bandara MRUN, Gunasekara ACM, Puspakumara PHGJ: A Survey on Awareness and Opinions about Information Technology and Medical Informatics in Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya – Book of Abstracts: HISSL Sessions 2008(Presented by me at HISSL Sessions 2008)

Chandrakumara WAJC, Pushpakumara PHGJ Development and Evaluation of a Computer Based Patient Record Keeping System for Teaching Hospital Peradeniya – Book of Abstracts: HISSL Sessions 2008 (Won Prof. Rezvi Sherrif award for the best research paper in Health Informatics of the year 2008.)
 

 

 
Services
The department hopes to extend its services to the community by provision of health care facilities for children, in the future

 

 
Staff

Academic staff

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Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya Prof. SP Lamabadusuriya Dr. Janith Chandrakumara

MBBS MD

Visiting Senior Lecturer & Consultant Pediatric Neurologist

MBBS PhD FRCP FRCPCH FCCP FSLCPead FSLGP DCH(Eng)

Visiting Professor

MBBS DCH

Lecturer

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Dr. Givani Amarakoon Dr. GHI Darshika
MBBS DCH MBBS
Lecturer
Lecturer

Non academic staff

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Mr. Herath Ms. HD Dharmasinghe Ms. RMPC Subasinghe
Technical Officer Computer Applications Assistant Laboratory Assistant
 
Downloads

Health Ministry Guidelines (pdf)
Handouts for the paediatric appointments (pdf)
Procedures in Paediatrics (pdf)

 
Important external links
UNICEF site
   http://www.unicef.org/srilanka


WHO site
   http://www.who.int/en


PGIM site
   http://www.cmb.ac.lk/academic/institutes/pgim

 

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