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Education and training is a priority service area for the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service. The multidisciplinary team of the VFPMS provides a range of teaching and training materials and experiences to increase students' knowledge, skills, experience and confidence. Teaching is provided to professionals including medical students and doctors, nurses and other health professionals, child protection workers and police.
Education will also be provided by VFPMS in conjunction with education and training related to the Vulnerable Children Framework, an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.
The VFPMS uses a variety of teaching strategies based on students' learning needs and requirements for access. We construct our training programs with an awareness of adult learning theory. Consumer feedback is used to modify teaching material and style of presentation.
Training is provided by the VFPMS for:
Education and training is provided as:
Information on previous years' education and training can be found here.
If you would like to register your interest for the 2018 Medical evaluation of child abuse seminar, please email Debbie Fry, VFPMS Administrative Officer.
The program for the 2017 seminar can be found here.
Information on the 2017 VFPMS mini-elective in child abuse can be found here.
Further information on the elective process and how to apply can be found on the University of Melbourne website, here.
A list of required documentation for the application process can be found here.