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2017 MOCA-Peds Pilot Learning Objectives

Background:

2017 MOCA-Peds pilot questions will be based on 40 learning objectives drawn from the General Pediatrics Content Outline that reflect the breadth of knowledge required for practice. During the year, participating diplomates will receive two questions associated with each learning objective (not necessarily in the same quarter). While each diplomate will receive 40 learning objectives, diplomates will receive slightly different learning objectives depending on the practice profile setting they select (inpatient, outpatient, or combined).

Diplomates participating in the pilot will have the 40 learning objectives relevant to their practice profile uploaded to their personal MOCA-Peds portfolio. While questions in the MOCA-Peds pilot will focus on the application of fundamental knowledge used in everyday practice that should not require pre-exam studying, the ABP is providing the list of learning objectives in response to diplomate feedback received through user and focus groups.

Learning Objectives for 2017:

General Pediatrics with an Inpatient Focus

  1. Anticipate the short- and long-term complications of hydrocarbon ingestion/aspiration.
  2. Distinguish between causes of short stature.
  3. Distinguish normal and abnormal speech development and plan appropriate evaluation.
  4. Distinguish the findings associated with child abuse from those of accidental or nontraumatic causes.
  5. Evaluate and manage a child with a corneal abrasion.
  6. Evaluate and manage a child with nasal trauma.
  7. Evaluate and manage a child with proteinuria.
  8. Evaluate and manage a girl with primary amenorrhea.
  9. Know the differential diagnosis and evaluation of vomiting in an infant.
  10. Know the differential diagnosis of arthritis.
  11. Know the differential diagnosis of hair loss in children of various ages.
  12. Know the differential diagnosis of headache.
  13. Know the differential diagnosis of heel or foot pain.
  14. Know the differential diagnosis of testicular pain.
  15. Know the differential diagnosis of upper airway obstruction/stridor.
  16. Know the differential diagnosis of wheezing.
  17. Manage a child with an acute asthma exacerbation.
  18. Manage different types of shock.
  19. Plan immunizations for a patient with egg allergy.
  20. Plan the evaluation of a child with chest pain.
  21. Plan the evaluation of a child with hypertension.
  22. Plan the evaluation of a patient with a limp.
  23. Plan the laboratory evaluation of an infant with failure to thrive.
  24. Plan the management of a child with burns covering a substantial portion of body surface area.
  25. Plan the management of a child with hyperkalemia.
  26. Plan the management of a child with influenza.
  27. Plan the management of a child with otitis media.
  28. Recognize complications of nephrotic syndrome and evaluate appropriately.
  29. Recognize the clinical and laboratory features of galactosemia.
  30. Recognize the clinical and laboratory findings associated with different types of anemia.
  31. Recognize the complications associated with parenteral nutrition.
  32. Recognize the features associated with various congenital infections.
  33. Recognize the features of mood and thought disorders.
  34. Recognize various inheritance patterns.
  35. Understand how to develop a quality improvement project.
  36. Understand the concept of number needed to treat when utilized to describe therapeutic interventions.
  37. Understand the principles of pharmacodynamics and adjust medications appropriately.
  38. Understand the response to psychosocial stressors in patients of various ages.
  39. Understand the steps involved with neonatal resuscitation.
  40. Understand when and why artificial nutrition may be withdrawn in a child.

General Pediatrics with an Outpatient Focus

  1. Anticipate the short- and long-term complications of hydrocarbon ingestion/aspiration.
  2. Distinguish between causes of short stature.
  3. Distinguish normal and abnormal speech development and plan appropriate evaluation.
  4. Distinguish the findings associated with child abuse from those of accidental or nontraumatic causes.
  5. Evaluate and manage a child with a corneal abrasion.
  6. Evaluate and manage a child with proteinuria.
  7. Evaluate and manage a girl with primary amenorrhea.
  8. Evaluate and manage a neonate with delayed or absent passage of meconium.
  9. Evaluate and manage an infant or child with a heart murmur.
  10. Interpret laboratory findings in a child with polyuria.
  11. Know the differential diagnosis and evaluation of vomiting in an infant.
  12. Know the differential diagnosis of arthritis.
  13. Know the differential diagnosis of hair loss in children of various ages.
  14. Know the differential diagnosis of headache.
  15. Know the differential diagnosis of heel or foot pain.
  16. Know the differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy (or neck swelling).
  17. Know the differential diagnosis of testicular pain.
  18. Know the differential diagnosis of upper airway obstruction/stridor.
  19. Know the differential diagnosis of vaginal discharge.
  20. Manage a child during an episode of anaphylaxis.
  21. Manage a child with an acute asthma exacerbation.
  22. Manage different types of shock.
  23. Plan immunizations for a patient with egg allergy.
  24. Plan the evaluation of a child with hypertension.
  25. Plan the evaluation of a patient with a limp.
  26. Plan the laboratory evaluation of an infant with failure to thrive.
  27. Plan the management of a child with influenza.
  28. Plan the management of a child with otitis media.
  29. Recognize clinical features associated with common genetic associations (eg CHARGE, VACTERL).
  30. Recognize the clinical and laboratory features of galactosemia.
  31. Recognize the features associated with various congenital infections.
  32. Recognize the features of mood and thought disorders.
  33. Recognize the morbidities commonly associated with ADHD.
  34. Understand how to counsel parents regarding the uses for different types of infant formula.
  35. Understand how to develop a quality improvement project.
  36. Understand the complications of chest trauma (eg, tamponade, ARDS, pneumothorax, etc).
  37. Understand the concept of number needed to treat when utilized to describe therapeutic interventions.
  38. Understand the principles of pharmacodynamics and adjust medications appropriately.
  39. Understand the response to psychosocial stressors in patients of various ages.
  40. Understand when and why artificial nutrition may be withdrawn in a child.

General Pediatrics

  1. Anticipate the short- and long-term complications of hydrocarbon ingestion/aspiration.
  2. Distinguish between causes of short stature.
  3. Distinguish normal and abnormal speech development and plan appropriate evaluation.
  4. Distinguish the findings associated with child abuse from those of accidental or nontraumatic causes.
  5. Evaluate and manage a child or adolescent with anxiety.
  6. Evaluate and manage a child with a corneal abrasion.
  7. Evaluate and manage a child with proteinuria.
  8. Evaluate and manage a girl with primary amenorrhea.
  9. Evaluate and manage a neonate with delayed or absent passage of meconium.
  10. Interpret laboratory findings in a child with polyuria.
  11. Know the differential diagnosis and evaluation of vomiting in an infant.
  12. Know the differential diagnosis of arthritis.
  13. Know the differential diagnosis of hair loss in children of various ages.
  14. Know the differential diagnosis of headache.
  15. Know the differential diagnosis of heel or foot pain.
  16. Know the differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy (or neck swelling).
  17. Know the differential diagnosis of testicular pain.
  18. Know the differential diagnosis of upper airway obstruction/stridor.
  19. Know the differential diagnosis of wheezing.
  20. Manage a child with an acute asthma exacerbation.
  21. Manage different types of shock.
  22. Plan immunizations for a patient with egg allergy.
  23. Plan the evaluation of a child with chest pain.
  24. Plan the evaluation of a child with hypertension.
  25. Plan the evaluation of a patient with a limp.
  26. Plan the laboratory evaluation of an infant with failure to thrive.
  27. Plan the management of a child with influenza.
  28. Plan the management of a child with otitis media.
  29. Recognize the clinical and laboratory features of galactosemia.
  30. Recognize the complications associated with parenteral nutrition.
  31. Recognize the features associated with various congenital infections.
  32. Recognize the features of mood and thought disorders.
  33. Recognize various inheritance patterns.
  34. Understand how to counsel parents regarding the uses for different types of infant formula.
  35. Understand how to develop a quality improvement project.
  36. Understand the complications of chest trauma (eg, tamponade, ARDS, pneumothorax, etc).
  37. Understand the concept of number needed to treat when utilized to describe therapeutic interventions.
  38. Understand the principles of pharmacodynamics and adjust medications appropriately.
  39. Understand the response to psychosocial stressors in patients of various ages.
  40. Understand when and why artificial nutrition may be withdrawn in a child.