The aim of this program is to address the needs of general practitioners (GPs) by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to recognise, manage or refer important paediatric problems. It will empower GPs to effectively communicate with children and their families, and provides information which ultimately helps children to have a healthy lifestyle. The Sydney Child Health Program also caters to GPs who have an international medical graduate background. Taking part in this program of study helps give them an insight and experience to manage the Australian paediatric population.
Relevance to General Practice
GPs that treat the paediatric populations
- Evaluate how health inequities impact on the care for children and advocate for vulnerable paediatric patients
- Assess and manage common paediatric presentations according to current best evidence
- Identify and apply management plans for common paediatric problems
- Communicate diagnosis and management of patients and their needs to parents/carers/healthcare professionals.
- Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Children and young people health
University of Sydney