General Paediatrics is a multidisciplinary specialty that primarily deals with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases affecting infants, children and adolescents. A trainee in General Paediatrics must be competent in the prevention, diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases and in hospital based interventional procedures. Above all the General Paediatrician should have the competencies to deal with acute presentation of illness affecting concurrently one or more organ systems and the administration of all necessary immediate care. These competencies must relate to all aspects of Paediatrics including the special needs in both treatment and immediate care of the neonate. (RCPI – November 2013)

Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI

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