Australian Aboriginal child health modules

The RACP developed the Australian Aboriginal Child Health Modules to improve cultural awareness in healthcare delivery and understanding of the cultural and socio-economic determinants of health.

Launch Modules

What are the modules?

  • Module 1: cultural awareness relating to Aboriginal families and communities
  • Module 2: 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

Can I gain RACP CPD points by completing these modules?

Yes, this course is a Self-Assessment Program, Category 3 (at two credits per hour). Read more about the RACP Continuing Professional Development program.

This project is part of the Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) program

This project has been funded by the Department of Health 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.

Visit Support for Rural Specialists in Australia for more information about the program.

Contact Us

For further information, contact the RHCE Liaison Officer at

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