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Elective - Pediatric Care

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Course Information

This elective course specializes medical assistants to work in pediatric care by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to work with children. We cover duties such as comforting children during medical procedures, as well as conducting tasks such as feeding, bathing, obtaining lab samples, and checking vital signs–to prepare you to work in pediatric clinics and hospitals.

Fully Online

Future-forward, flexible, and convenient, you can join the medical profession now—on your timing—and skip the commute.


With no set class times or enrollment periods, you can begin at anytime and finish at your own pace. 24/7 learning that fits your schedule.


With our unique pay-as-you-go tuition system and low cost per credit hour, we can help you fit college into your budget.

What you will learn.

We will teach you the skills you need.

How to adapt allied healthcare for the pediatric patient

How to assist in caring for a hospitalized toddler and preschooler

How to describe the growth and development of children from 0-18 years

How to assist in caring for a hospitalized school age child

How to identify common diseases and medical conditions from infant through adolescent

How to assist in caring for a hospitalized adolescent

How to do common procedures when caring for children in a doctor’s office

How to include the parents and family members in the pediatric patient’s care

How to care for a hospitalized infant, including admission procedures

How to take care of children with emotional or behavioral conditions

I had never taken an online course before, but the website was so intuitive I always knew exactly what I needed to do to pass the class. Highly recommended, thank you!

-Petra Graduate

More Details

  • Credit applies to the Medical Assistant Program
  • Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks (16 seat hours)
  • Graduate with an MA specialization with this course
  • To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue

To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue.

Course Pricing

Elective - Pediatric Care online course

Cost per credit hour reflects current rates. Course registration fee does not include the cost of national certification exam (if applicable).


Tuition / Credit Hour: $292.00 | Credit Hours: 1 Hour(s)

Gain immediate access to all course materials.

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