The becoming of macrosomic 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?
This is going to be the very first study which will analyze the weight and height evolution at the age of two years for ex macrosomic children in Morocco. It would help to compare the development to normal infants, and to other macrosomic children to check if they are going to be overweight or not, if they are going to be taller or not, and if there is a predisposition due to their genes to have body related diseases in the future, and if there is a way to prevent these diseases, most importantly obesity since it’s the most frequent complication of macrosomia.
What is the aim of the project?
Looking for the prevalance of overweight and obesity at the age of 2 years in the population.
What techniques and methods are used?
- Anthropometric measures - Baby scale - Height caliper - Measuring tape - A book to collect information - Analyze of the collected information in Microsoft office Excel or SPSS - Make 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?
- Learn how to evaluate the weight for children. - Learn how to evaluate the height. growth for children. - Learn how to use growth curves. - Locate the sunjects participating in the study on the growth curves. - Learn the basics in analytic studies. - Help in the analyzis of the results.- Learn how to compare outcomes. - Compare the outcomes with foreign similar studies. - Patricipate in the scientific debate to make the conclusion.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
A training will be done before the start of the study
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. Previous experience with: Basic knowledge in 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)
- Florent fuchs : Maternal obesity and fetal macrosomy : complications and obstetrical treatment. Gynecology and obstetrics. University Paris Saclay 2015. In French. What are the consequences in the long term of being born macrosomic ? Pr Delphine Mitanchez; Armand Trousseau hospital; 75012; Paris.