Learning Outcomes for Study Session 7

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

7.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3)

7.2  Correctly assess the sick child for the presence of specific signs of acute malnutrition and anaemia. (SAQs 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3)

7.3  Correctly classify the sick child for malnutrition and anaemia based on the presence or absence of specific signs. (SAQ 7.2)

7.4  Identify and distinguish moderate, severe and acute malnutrition. (SAQs 7.1 and 7.3)

7.5  Classify the different causes of malnutrition. (SAQs 7.1 and 7.3)

Study Session 7.  Assessment of Malnutrition and Anaemia in the Sick Child

7.1  Malnutrition