Paediatrics & Child Health Division

What is the Paediatrics & Child Health Division?

The Paediatrics & Child Health Division represents 4,500 Fellows and Trainees of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of neonates, infants and children as well as adolescents and young adults (known as young people) through education and training, research, and policy and advocacy.

We advocate on behalf of our members and are committed to promoting the study of paediatric medicine by encouraging excellence in skills, expertise and ethical standards through training and professional development.

The Division promotes the health and wellbeing of neonates, children and young people, with a focus on:

  • Health promotion
  • Managing disease relating to growth and development
  • Palliative care
  • Social impacts on health
  • Protection, development and behaviour, and public health
  • The rights of a children and young people

The Division includes the Chapter of Community Child Health.

What is 'Paediatrics & Child Health'?

Paediatrics & Child Health is a branch of medicine focussed on the health and medical care of neonates (birth to four weeks) to children of 17 years of age.

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is an upcoming medical specialty with a focus on the health and care of young people aged 10 – 24 years.

Training in Paediatrics & Child Health

There are a number of training options in Paediatrics & Child Health.

Find out more about Paediatrics & Child Health Division programs:

Latest news on Paediatrics and Child Health

Read the latest news and communiqués from the Division.

Get involved

You can get involved in the Division and connect with other Paediatric Medicine Fellows and Trainees in a number of ways:

Governance

The Paediatrics & Child Health Division is governed by an Executive, Council and a number of Committees. The current President of the Paediatrics & Child Health Division is Dr Sarah Dalton.

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