Hopkins Symposium (Ongoing)

About:  

The Hopkins symposium honours Dr Ian Hopkins, the first trained paediatric neurologist in Australia and founder of the symposium.  The symposium has been run annually since 1979. It is designed primarily for general paediatricians, and aims to cover practical topics in paediatric neurology.   

The 2024 Hopkins symposium will be on Wednesday 6th March 2024. This year we will offer both in person and online virtual attendance. Please register for joining instructions.  There is no registration fee. 

Intended audience: General Paediatricians

Total time:  4 hours

Cost:  Free

Registration: via Eventbrite  - Click here to register

CPD points:  equivalent to 4 hours

Refund eligibility:  N/A

Contact: neurology.department@rch.org.au



Course administrator: Eunice Chan

Paediatric Health Education for General Practitioners 2024

About: This multifaceted online education program has been designed specifically for General Practitioners.  

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

Topics include: Early detection of cerebral palsy, assessment and management of tonsil and ear troubles in children, paediatric skin, gender diversity in children, headaches and migraine management in children, infant mental health and much more.  

Intended audience: General Practitioners

Cost: $250 + GST to access all course materials from February 2024 until February 2025 

CPD Points: 10 hours of education activities towards your CPD log. Additional opportunities for reviewing performance through our unique platform and peer group discussion meetings. 

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: February 2025

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


Course administrator: Emma King

Paediatric Health Education MCHN 2023-24

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: $80 + GST to access all course materials from 1 July 2023 until 31 July 2024

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

Mode of delivery: Virtual

Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au

Course expiry date: 31 July 2024

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


Course administrator: Emma King

 The MCHN Education Day April 2024 Onsite @ RCH

                                                                              FULL - Waitlist is open

About:The MCHN Education Day 2024 will provide practical education directed to and relevant to MCHNs.  

Includes: A day of interactive education given by experts in their field on the following topics; sleep and kids, general paediatric issues, crying babies, gender diversity in children, supporting families through healthcare emergencies and challenging events.

Intended audience:  National Maternal and Child Health Nurses (including students),  

Date: Thursday 4 April at 9.30am to 4.15pm ( Enrolments close Tuesday 2 April  at 12noon)

Where: Royal Children's Hospital, Vernon Collins Theatre, HELP, Level 1

Cost:  $165 (incl GST). Includes morning tea, lunch and complimentary parking at RCH.

CPD Points: 7 hours. Self- record number of hours attended as CPD activity 

Mode of delivery: Face to face. This day will not be available online or recorded.  

Contact: education.hub@rch.org.au 

Course expiry date: n/a 

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


Course administrator: Emma King

Unit 2: Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics

About:  The Department of Nutrition and Food Services at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne began a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics in 1997. This highly regarded course is exclusively for qualified dietitians, with the course content targeted to meet the training needs and learning outcomes for Paediatric Dietitians.

Unit 2: Clinical Paediatric Dietetics 

On successful completion of this unit participants will:

- Be competent in the nutritional and dietary assessment of infants, children and adolescents with a range of acute and chronic diseases.

- Have a detailed understanding of nutritional management and dietary therapy in children with acute and chronic diseases.

- Be able to plan, implement and evaluate nutritional interventions, including dietary manipulation and artificial nutrition support measures.

- Understand and apply current research findings to the care of paediatric patients.

Intended audience:  All clinical roles

Entry criteria: University entry criteria apply. Candidates must hold a graduate or postgraduate qualification in Dietetics. Successful completion of Unit 1 is required to proceed to Unit 2. However, Dietitians with 3+ years of experience in paediatric dietetics may apply to complete Unit 2 only if preferred.

Evidence of qualifications and paediatric experience (if applicable) must be provided at time of registration via email to: nutrition.education@rch.org.au if you haven't previously participated in Unit 1.

Date & time: 13th-16th May 2024

Cost:  $950 + GST

More information: https://www.rch.org.au/nutrition/education/

Mode of delivery: Virtual via Zoom

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

Contact: For any queries please contact: nutrition.education@rch.org.au 


Foundations in Paediatric Renal Anatomy and Physiology & Paediatric Renal Conditions

Course name: Foundations in Renal Anatomy and Physiology with Introduction to Renal Impairment

About: This course is for clinicians (medical, nursing, allied health) who care for children with renal impairment. The course provides a foundations of paediatric nephrology by focusing on basic understanding of fluid distribution, renal anatomy and physiology and overview of acute and chronic renal failure.

Intended audience: The module is designed for all clinicians (medical/nursing/allied health) caring for children with renal conditions to support them in optimising patient care and education.

For advanced clinicians in renal care (NB: Foundations in Renal Anatomy and Physiology must be completed first to access the following course):

Course name: Paediatric Renal Conditions and Management

About:  This course aims to build on the clinician's foundational renal knowledge by focusing on renal embryology and specific paediatric renal conditions. Participants completing this course will be offered the opportunity to participate in a 2-day renal program where they can attend online via Zoom. These online presentations are delivered by renal consultants and renal nurse coordinators during the 2-day renal program.

 The next renal program will run 21st Feb & 28th Feb 2024.

Intended audience: The module is designed for all clinicians (medical/nursing/allied health) caring for children with renal conditions to support them in optimising patient care and education.

Total time: Renal Foundations module (1st module) is 60 minutes. Paediatric Renal Conditions and Management (2nd module) is 90mins (Renal Embryology and Quiz). Attendance to online study days is 20hrs (x2 study days and x3 quizzes).

Cost: $50 ($25 each study day + GST) to attend online program and access recorded presentations. 

Registration to study days via Eventbrite link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/renal-program-tickets-814580761987?aff=oddtdtcreator

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

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

Contact:  Koala.Education@rch.org.au

Course Administrator: Annabelle Santos


Course administrator: Annabelle Santos