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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.
VFPMS is hosting a day day on-line seminar on "the medical evaluation of suspected child abuse". The course is likely to be of particular interest to paediatricians and trainees in paediatric medicine in addition to other health professionals who work with children.
The course aims to increase knowledge and understanding about child abuse and neglect including
Presentations on a broad range of topics will be delivered by experts in their fields with ample opportunities for audience participation and contributions via chat and small break-out groups. Pre-course reading material, a post-course assessment and post course references will also be provided.
For more information regarding the 3 days topics and discussions, please view the full programme outline.
Registrations is via the RCH learning website, scroll down to select the VFPMS 2022: the medical evaluation of suspected child abuse, click button to enter the course and register.
Contact Josette Vadala for general/registration enquiries on 9345 9075 or email VFPMS.email@example.com
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