Introduction to Paediatrics: Caring for Children and Their Families

$80/per user

12 months access

What you will learn

This course is designed for health professionals who care for paediatric consumers and their families. It provides information and strategies for communicating and working with children and their families.


The target audience for this course is health professionals who are new or wish to refresh their capabilities for working in paediatrics in an acute hospital.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • recognise that children have important anatomical & physiological differences to adults that influence clinical judgement and practice
  • explore personal values when caring for children and their families
  • identify the knowledge and skills required to provide child and family centred care
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic principles to provide a safe environment for children.

About this course


The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.


On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.


This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.

The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.

If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.


This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standard 2.

Clinical Governance Standard: Ticked Partnering with Consumers Standard: Ticked Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard: Ticked Medication Safety Standard: Ticked Comprehensive Care Standard: Ticked Communication for Safety Standard: Ticked Blood Management Standard: Ticked Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standard: Ticked


Patient Provider Communication

Play & Recreation During Hospitalisation – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Health Literacy Tools – Australian Commision on Safety and Quality in Health Care

An introduction to health literacy – Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc

Safe Sleeping – Red Nose

Safe Environment – Red Nose

Twelve tips to placing a well secured peripheral IV cannula – Don’t forget the bubbles

South Australia Mandatory Reporting Guide – NCCD Children's Research Center

Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect – Australian Institute of Family Studies

Search for Consent for Medical Treatment relevant to your state or territory.

For those practicing in South Australia: Consent to medical treatment for health professionals

Course structure