The becoming of premature children at the age of two years
Morocco (IFMSA-Morocco), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Rabat
National center of neonatology and nutrition, Rabat, Morocco.
Pr Barkat Amina
Pr Barkat Amina / Dr Drissi
English, French, Arabic
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
It would be the first national study in the Kingdom of Morocco which will analyze the weight and height becoming at the age of two years ofthe premature new borns registered in the national center of neonatology and nutrition. This study is very important because of the high rate of premature new borns in the country but the studies about this large population is very poor since there is very little data about they’re evolution, their health situation, and their physical and mental developpement, which encouraged us to start working on this research that will lead to a very specific analysis and definitly more studies of this population.
What is the aim of the project?
Looking for the becoming of ex premature children at the age of 2 years in the population
What techniques and methods are used?
- The anthropometric measurements of the babies will be made using a baby scale for the weight, a height caliper to measure the height, a measuring tape for the mensuration of the perimeters of the arms, legs and stomach, and a book to collect all the information. - The data collected will be analyzed on Microsoft Office Excel or SPSS - The making of a conclusion
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will learn how to evaluate the weight and height growth of the children at that age in a correct way along with general and specific examination of children, they will also fill the data in specific forms. The student will learn how to use growth curves to compare the heights and weights calculated and analyze the data in order to compare it with results from similar studies around the world and work on extracting conclusions. The student will also be practicing the research skills that will be taught during this exchange.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
A brief reminder will be done about premature children will be done before the start of the study, and a training on how to take anthropometric measurements
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
- The student will prepare a presentation
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare an abstract
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
- The student will have the opportunity to present the results together with the supervisor at a conference
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
A 6th or 7th year student with knowledge in pediatrics would be preferable. Subjects passed: pediatrics
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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