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Table 2 Description of the pediatric otoscopy curriculum

From: Teaching the pediatric ear exam and diagnosis of Acute Otitis Media: a teaching and assessment model in three groups

Curriculum Component Description
Objectives • Demonstrate Approach to Pediatric Ear Exam
• Differentiate Clinically AOM, OME, and Normal Ear
Learning Methods • Interactive Didactic Lecture
• Small Group Discussion
• Hands-On Training
Content • Overview of Ear Anatomy
• Discussion of Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Criteria of AOM, OME, and Normal Ear
• Illustration of Tympanic Membrane Findings Using ePROM Images
• Discussion of Systematic Methods to Describe Tympanic Membrane
• Live Demonstration of Pediatric Ear Exam by Faculty
• Practice on Other Students and Mannequins Chosen to Represent Children of Varying Ages Using Skills Checklist with Facilitated Faculty Feedback
Outcome Measures • Pre-Intervention and Post-Intervention Written Tests for Intervention Group and Non-Intervention Group
• Pre-Intervention and Post-Intervention Assessment of Skills in Real Patients using Skills Checklist for Intervention Group and Non-Intervention Group
• Post-Graduation Written Tests for Retention Group