Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice

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Course Description

The Specialist Certificate in Rural Paediatric Practice (SCiPP) is a 25 point postgraduate course that aims to develop academically excellent graduates who will be competent, confident advocates and skilled clinicians accessible for families in rural and community paediatrics in inter-professional settings. It will enhance their evidence based knowledge, clinical reasoning and management skills, as a means of improving professional practice in rural general paediatrics in medical and other appropriate health professions. The course will expand and deepen knowledge of the development of the typical infant, child and adolescent and explore its application in the disability and education sectors, screening and health promotion. Graduates will be encouraged to be future leaders in their rural communities through improved communication skills and increased understanding of the rural health sector and its context in paediatric practice. They will have increased understanding of family centred practice, indigenous Australians knowledge, culture and values, and gain insight into the diversity of culture in families displaced from their countries and the effect on all of these to good health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents.

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