Welcome!

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. 


A note for parents

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

    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

    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

    Suprapubic aspirate

    About: The key reason to perform an SPA is to collect urine for culture from an infant, when other methods such as clean catch are not suitable.  This course covers when and how to perform an SPA to maximise the success of the procedure. 

    Intended audience:  Doctors

    Total time: 15 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: Equivalent to 15 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Mimi Gemmell

    Human factors training

    About:  This course covers how human factors contribute to human error and uses human factor principles that aim to improve communication and clinical decision making. It discusses how team training can mitigate the impact of human factors on patient outcome.

    Intended audience: All healthcare workers

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points:  Equivalent to 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Mirna Boujaoude

    JRMO Medical Mentoring Program

    About: Mentoring is integral to the development of doctors in complex, pressured, work-based environments.  

    Drawing from corporate, and medical literature, focus groups, and survey data (JRMOs working at the RCH at the time), a model was designed by which junior doctors self-select a mentor based on a video introduction and brokering of the relationship.

    The Medical Mentoring Program online module looks at the stages in a mentor/mentee relationship where documentation is provided to ensure structure and format for the relationship.

    Intended audience: Medical Education Officer, Junior Registered Medical Officer, Registrars, Fellows

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD: NA

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Mimi Gemmell

    Melbourne Children's General Practice Paediatric Update 2021

    About: This online event will provide paediatric education for GPs on a range of issues at the forefront of paediatric health and wellbeing. It is is run and coordinated by the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.

    Intended audience:  General Practitioners

    Date and time: Saturday 23rd October, 9am - 1:30pm

    CPD points: Category 2 QI&CPD points and ACRRM CPD points (pending approval)

    More information and registration link: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=796211& 

    Mode of delivery: Online via Zoom

    Refund eligibility: See refund and cancellation policy listed on the event page



    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

    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: Mimi Gemmell

    Applying ethics to your clinical practice

    About:  This module provides theories and examples to demonstrate good ethical practice by using a hypothetical case study to highlight ethical issues arising in everyday paediatric practice. The module will introduce you to ethics language and concepts to help you make good ethical decisions using a clear ethical decision-making framework in complex, contested and challenging situations.

    Intended audience: Students and junior medical staff

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

    Course administrator: Mimi Gemmell

    Prescribing fluids for children

    About: This course provides an introduction to prescribing fluids for children of different ages and covers indications, routes of administration, fluid types, how much to prescribe and the importance of monitoring.

    Intended audience: Doctors and nurses

    Total time: 20 minutes

    Cost: Free

    CPD points: equivalent to 20 minutes

    Refund eligibility: NA (free course)


    Course administrator: Mimi Gemmell