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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.
In 2020, the VFPMS Medical evaluation of child abuse seminar
will be held across three days on Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th
June, at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
The seminar might appeal to paediatric trainees who wish to complete
a basic medical child protection program to satisfy RACP advanced training
requirements or other paediatric medical staff who wish to increase or update
their child protection training. The seminar will cover topics related to the
evaluation of injury, sexual abuse in children and adolescents, and neglect and
emotional maltreatment. Most of the seminar will be presented as lectures,
however there will be some small group case-based discussions and
presentations, and one sessions will allow attendees to practice presenting
testimony in court.
The cost is $935 for the three-day seminar, and
unfortunately partial registrations are not available. A registration and
payment form is available here. If you would like to register for the seminar, please fill in the form and email it to the VFPMS Administration Officer. Places are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment!
A draft of the 2020 program is available here. Please note that this
draft program is subject to change, and should be used as a general guide to the kinds of topics to be covered only.
Information on the 2020 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.