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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.
The 2018 Medical evaluation of child abuse seminar will be held over three days, from Monday 18 June to Wednesday 20 June at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
Registration for this event is now open. If you would like to attend, please download and complete the registration and payment form and return it to Debbie Fry, VFPMS Administrative Officer.
A draft program for the seminar is available here. Please note that this may be subject to minor change, and that speakers are yet to be confirmed.
Information on the 2018 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.