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Australian Aboriginal Child Health modules

Project Type: eLearning Modules

Project Duration: 2 Years

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This course has been developed in response to the need for improved cultural awareness in health care delivery and in understanding the role of cultural and socio-economic determinants in health outcomes.


Module 1

cultural awareness relating to Aboriginal families and communities;

Module 2

the social determinants of Aboriginal child health – past, present and future;

Module 3

the spectrum of common illnesses in Aboriginal children in remote and urban settings (including ear, skin, and eye infections, anaemia, bronchiectasis, rheumatic heart disease and post-infectious glomerulonephritis);

Module 4

developmental problems, including Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and the effects of early life trauma (adverse social, nutritional and emotional experiences) on development.

RACP Continuing Professional Development

The Australian Aboriginal Child Health Modules can be used to gain RACP CPD points.

Category: Self Assessment Program, Category 3

Credits: 2 per hour

Read on for further information on the RACP CPD Program

Contact Information

For more information on the project please contact the RHCE unit at

The Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program

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This Project has been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing under the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One which is managed by the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is solely responsible for the content of, and views expressed in any material associated with this project.