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The Child Public Health Professional Development Program is offered as a Masters level subject through the University of Melbourne, but is also open to professionals who are interested in completing the course as part of their continued professional development.
The Child Public Health Professional Development Program provides an overview of the factors that influence the health, development and wellbeing of children and the implications of these factors on the life course. Using the ecological model as its framework, the subject explores a range of contemporary child health issues, including but not limited to education and care environments, the impact of poverty and disadvantage, indigenous and cross-cultural issues, nutrition, integrated service delivery, and child-focused policy development. The program provides participants with skills and knowledge to understand and respond to child public health issues.
This program is available to those with an interest in children’s health and wellbeing, public health, community child health, and community paediatrics. Individuals may wish to do the subject as part of their continuing educational qualification or for professional development purposes.
Course outcome: Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the factors influencing child health and well being in the public health context. Participants will also develop their capacity to respond effectively to child public health issues in their own community and work environment.
Course objectives: The subject is designed to enable participants to:
Please note: When completed as part of a Masters program this subject attracts 12.5 credit points. See the
University of Melbourne handbook for further information.
Course facilitators: The Child Public Health Professional Development Program is coordinated by The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and is a subject of the The University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics.
Dates: 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26 July 2023
Venue: The Royal Children's Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, PARKVILLE
Time: 9am - 5pm (approximately)
Cost: $1,850 incl GST
For all enquiries please email
Cathy Archer, Program Administration.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.