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 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.
Education and training is provided as
- Workshops and seminars
- Lectures (including PBL format)
- Web-based learning
- Skills development / skills training
- Small group tutorials
- Student electives
- Materials for self directed learning (including reference lists)
- Peer review
Medical Student Mini-elective in Child Abuse 2013 (PDF)