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Welcome to the Royal Children's Hospital Online Learning Platform for providing healthcare professionals working in paediatrics with educational resources and programs. This platform is managed by The Education Hub, but the courses on this site have been developed by various teams from the Melbourne Children's Campus.   

To manage your learning, click on the My courses tab above. To browse a list of all our courses, select Course Library. You will also find a list of our ten newest courses below.   

If you require assistance or would like to provide feedback please contact us at education.hub@rch.org.au. 


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This site has been purpose-built for health professionals and their continuing professional development.  If you are looking for quality, up-to-date health information for your child, please visit the Royal Children's Hospital Kids Health Info.

    Featured courses

    Practical Skills in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (PDP)

    About: The 27th Annual Professional Development Program for Community Paediatricians, From The Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

    The 2022 PDP will consist of four sessions over two half days via webinar. Sessions will provide practical information about developmental-behavioural paediatrics from expert colleagues

    Includes:

    Session 1: Friday 7 October, 9am-10:30am

    Caring for socially and developmentally vulnerable children in partnership with schools

    Associate Professor Jill Sewell, Senior Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health RCH

    Rebecca Harris, Co-ordinator of Student and Family Wellbeing at Carlton Primary School (Victoria)

    Session 2: Friday 7 October, 10:45am-12:30pm

    Children in out-of-home care: the role of the community paediatrician         

    Dr Karen McLean, Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health RCH, and Research Officer, Policy & Equity, MCRI

    Session 3: Friday 14 October, 9am-10:30am

    High level psychotropic prescribing - pearls of wisdom

    Dr Rick Jarman, Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health RCH and Melbourne Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics.

    Session 4: Friday 14 October, 10:45am-12:30pm

    Assessing and managing sleep disorders in children with daytime sleepiness and mental health concerns

    Dr Kate Simpson, Paediatrician and Sleep Physician Centre for Community Child Health RCH

    Intended audience: Community Paediatricians (including advanced paediatric trainees).

    Cost: $165 incl GST (both days), $100 incl GST (for one day). A 50% discount for advanced trainees.

    CPD Points: 6 CPD hours

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Registration details: via Eventbrite here

    Contact: Melissa Hirst, Melissa.Hirst@rch.org.au

    Course expiry date: 14 October 2022, recordings available for 12 months for those registered prior to this date.

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period


    Paediatric health education for maternal child health nurses

    About: This online education program based on a Community of Practice, is designed specifically for Maternal and Child Health Nurses.

    Includes: Monthly interactive webinars, recordings available, online chat forum, resources and feedback to support your practice in early child health and development.

    Intended audience: Maternal and Child Health Nurses (including students), Community Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with an interest.

    Cost: $50 + GST to access all course materials from 1 July 2022 until 31 July 2023

    CPD Points: Self- record number of hours attended as CPD activity

    Important: After enrolling in this course, you will receive email communications, please check your Junk/Spam folder. 

    We recommend you use your personal email address, as your work organisation may block emails from this learning portal. 

    To update your email address, simply click on the drop down arrow beside your name (top right corner of the page) and select Profile

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

    Course expiry date: 31 July 2023

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use

    Upcoming webinar dates:

    Date 

    Time 

    Topic 

    Presenter 

    Thu 28 July 2022   

    0830-0915   

    The unwell child: common causes, assessment, referral 

    Associate Professor Amy Gray 

    Thu 11 Aug 2022 

    0830-0915 

    Common newborn rashes: differentiation, assessment, referral

    Ms Emma King  

    Thu 29 Sep 2022 

    0830-0915

    Developmental hip dysplasia: assessment, wrap a baby, referral 

    Associate Professor Leo Donnan 

    Thu 20 Oct 2022 

    0830-0915 

    Immunisation: parents' choices, vaccines combination   

    Associate Professor Nigel Crawford

    Thu 17 Nov 2022

    0830-0915 

    Common childhood illness: common causes, assessment and referral 

    Dr Jye Gard



    Course administrator: Emma King

    Dietitian Professional Development Day 2022

    About: Opportunities for updating and maintaining skills in the area of paediatric nutrition are limited. This professional development day provides an update across a range of topics of interest to both community and clinical dietitians.

    Intended audience: Dietitians working in clinical, community or private practice settings seeking to develop or update skills in providing nutrition services for children and adolescents. 
    The program is suitable for dietitians looking for an update after completing the Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics at The Royal Children’s Hospital as well as those with an interest in paediatric nutrition.

    Date and time: 24th November 2022

    Cost: $200 + GST

    Timetable: 

    8:50 am

    Welcome (10mins)

     

    Dr Heather Gilbertson

    Manager, Nutrition and Food Services, The Royal Children’s Hospital

    9.00 am

    Latest Evidence for Nutritional Management in IBD (60mins)

     

    Sarah Efklides, Dietitian, The Royal Children’s Hospital

    10.00am

    New Developments in Eating Disorders (60mins)


    Alexa Stern, Dietitian, The Royal Children’s Hospital

     11.00 am

    Break (15mins)

    11.15am

    Vegan and Vegetarian Diets for Paediatrics (60mins)

     

     Erin Mullane, Dietitian, The Royal Children’s Hospital

    12.15 pm

    Lunch (45mins)

     1.00 pm

    Common Pitfalls in Allergy Management and Troubleshooting (60mins)

     

     Vicki McWilliam, Dietitian, The Royal Children’s Hospital

    2.00 pm

    Workforce Development –How to Transition to Paediatric Practice (30mins)

     

     Danni Tassoni, Dietitian & Clinical Educator, The Royal Children’s Hospital

    2.30 pm

    Maximising Engagement in Education Delivery (30mins)

     

    Elisha Matthews, Dietitian & Clinical Educator, The Royal Children’s Hospital

    3.00 pm

    Afternoon Tea (15mins)

     3.15 pm

    Extending Your Role and Further Education Opportunities as a Dietitian – different perspectives

     

     Panel –Keryn Coster (2022 SCV Improvement Fellow), Sarah Efklides (Masters Health Leadership & Management), Sophie Crotti (Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education), Dr Melissa Whitelaw (PhD)

    4.15 pm

    Close

     

    Mode of delivery: Virtual

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use.

    Feeding development - typical feeding development during early childhood

    About: During the first few weeks to months of life, feeding gradually changes from a reflexive to learnt behaviour. Typical feeding development refers to a pattern and progression of feeding skills and behaviours that are accepted as normal for the age and developmental stage of a child. This eLearning Module is designed to explain the features of typical feeding development at different ages and stages of early childhood. It explores the different domains of feeding development (Medical, Nutrition and Feeding Skills [physical, oral motor, cognitive, sensory and motor, psychosocial]) and their complex interplay which should be considered during clinical assessment. Both child and caregiver have important roles and division of responsibilities in supporting feeding development.

    Intended audience: Health professionals in Australia working with young children and their families e.g. Junior medical staff, maternal and child health nurses, nursing students, allied health students

    Total time: 30 Minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: Equivalent of 30 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

    Paediatric growth and growth charts

    About:  Children's growth is a very important marker of their overall health and development. Accurate growth assessment is one of the easiest ways to confirm the health and nutrition of children. This eLearning Module is designed to explain normal patterns of growth in childhood, best practices for measurement and monitoring of growth, practical use of growth charts that are recommended in Australia and recognition of patterns of growth that require further assessment and management.

    Intended audience:  Health professionals in Australia working with young children and their families e.g. Junior medical staff, maternal and child health nurses, nursing students, allied health students

    Total time:  40 Minutes

    Cost:  Free

    CPD points:  Equivalent of 40 minutes

    Refund eligibility:  NA (free course)


    RCH Allied Health and Nursing Education Outreach Program

    About: This program aims to increase the confidence and competence of health professionals across Victoria and beyond by offering paediatric based education and training specifically tailored for regional and rural health sites. Several webinars are presented each month offering a range of topics, the recordings of which are available for viewing here.

    Intended audience: Registered nurse, allied health and medical clinicians 

    Total time: Each webinar is approx. 30-60 mins long

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: 1 per hour

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

    Course administrator: Claire Bauer, Sarah Temby

    Management of Adolescent Asthma

    About: There have been recent changes to recommendations for the management of asthma in adolescents. This module provides an overview of the new recommendations and strategies to support clinicians using them in practice.

    Intended audience: The module is designed for all clinicians seeing adolescents with asthma to support them in optimising patient care and education.

    Total time:  20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: Equivalent of 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility:NA (free course)

    Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

    About: This online course is designed to increase the health professional's knowledge and confidence on brachial plexus birth palsy assessments and treatment options. It also gives the view point of a child with BPBP and her mother.

    Intended audience: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, GPs, maternal child and health nurses

    Total time: 2 hours

    Course preview: Click here to see a sneak peek of the course content.

    Cost: $40 (excl. GST)

    CPD points: equivalent of 2 hours

    How to register: Click on "click to enter this course" below

    Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use.



    Course administrator: Sarah Temby

    Ordering a genomic test

    About: Genomic testing is increasingly becoming an standard diagnostic test for children with undiagnosed genetic conditions. This module outlines the important considerations for a health professional when considering ordering a genomic test, including the types of results genomic tests can generate, ethical implications and consent issues.

    Intended audience: Paediatricians, Junior Medical Staff

    Total time: 15 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 15 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Arash Daemi (admin)

    Is it cancer? A guide to early recognition in children

    About:  Early diagnosis of cancer leads to better patient outcomes.  This course provides information to support early diagnosis of cancer in children.  This module has been developed by the Victorian Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) with input and review from the Children's Cancer Centres at The Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Children's Hospital. 

    Intended audience: Clinicians working in primary care and emergency departments.  Also applicable to healthcare workers in paediatrics and paediatric oncology.

    Total time: 30 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 30 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Georgia Taylor

    Basic life support in infants and children

    About: Learn how to use the Basic Life Support DRSABC approach to paediatric resuscitation

    Intended audience: All clinicians 

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Jenny Hough

    Anaphylaxis

    About: How to recognise and manage anaphylaxis in a hospital setting.

    Intended audience: All clinical roles

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Jenny Hough

    Choking

    About: Managing the choking child

    Intended audience: All clinical roles

    Total time: 15 minutes 

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 15 minutes 

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course) 


    Course administrator: Jenny Hough