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PEDS eLearning for Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) General Practitioners (GPs) 3 Core Continuing Professional Development points (PDP) - 3 hours of education ACRRM ID: 11177: Class name: PEDS Foundation (Course 1) ACRRM ID: 11178: Class name: PEDS Advanced Practice (Course 2) Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) (PEDS) is an evidence-based tool for detecting and addressing developmental and behavioural problems in children aged from birth to seven years and 11 months. PEDS resources include a parent completed questionnaire and practitioner completed Scoring and Interpretation forms. It is recommended that you have been using PEDS in your work with children and families for at least 6 months before attempting to complete the Advanced Practice PEDS course. Course 1 PEDS Foundation is for practitioners, both experienced and those new to PEDS. PEDS Foundation consists of four modules: Introduction to developmental screening. Understanding PEDS. Using PEDS. PEDS in practice.     This course provides an overview of developmental screening, informs practitioners of the science that underpins PEDS and provides step by step instructions on the practical application of the tool.  Key to the successful application of PEDS is parent engagement.  Throughout the course you will be encouraged to reflect on your practice and review how you support children and families. A bookmark feature allows you to exit a module when needed and start again where you left off.  Course 2 PEDS Advanced Practice This course complements Course 1 PEDS Foundation and aims to enhance your skills to review and reflect on: the latest research underpinning PEDS. your application of the tool. the depth of your child development and child behaviour knowledge. your understanding of the technical aspects of PEDS, including a review of the latest version of the PEDS forms. more case studies and other useful resources  Read More

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Laying the Foundations for General Practitioners (GPs) RACGP QI&CPD Accredited Activity Category 2:   7 points Laying the Foundations is a new eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, with a clear focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing.   The content of the course is informed by the science of early brain development, current research and practice-based evidence; and provides multiple interactive learning opportunities with current information and resources about young children and their families.  Laying the Foundations consists of five modules. Each module takes between 20-40 minutes to complete with access provided for 12 months. A bookmark feature allows you to save and exit a module as needed and return where you left off. The five modules are: Module 1 : Introduction to child learning and development – current perspectives on child health, learning, development and wellbeing. Module 2 : More about child learning and development – Factors that impact on child health, learning, development and wellbeing, and parent wellbeing and family functioning. Module 3 : Prenatal to three years – becoming curious about people and the world around them. Module 4 : Three to five years – participating in an expanding social world. Module 5 : Five to eight years - towards greater independence. Read More

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PEDS eLearning for General Practitioners (GPs) RACGP QI&CPD Accredited Activity Category 2:   6 points Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) (PEDS) is an evidence-based tool for detecting and addressing developmental and behavioural problems in children aged from birth to seven years and 11 months. PEDS resources include a parent completed questionnaire and practitioner completed Scoring and Interpretation forms. It is recommended that you have been using PEDS in your work with children and families for at least 6 months before attempting to complete the Advanced Practice PEDS course. Course 1 PEDS Foundation is for practitioners, both experienced and those new to PEDS. PEDS Foundation consists of four modules: Introduction to developmental screening. Understanding PEDS. Using PEDS. PEDS in practice.     This course provides an overview of developmental screening, informs practitioners of the science that underpins PEDS and provides step by step instructions on the practical application of the tool.  Key to the successful application of PEDS is parent engagement.  Throughout the course you will be encouraged to reflect on your practice and review how you support children and families. A bookmark feature allows you to exit a module when needed and start again where you left off.  Course 2 PEDS Advanced Practice This course complements Course 1 PEDS Foundation and aims to enhance your skills to review and reflect on: the latest research underpinning PEDS. your application of the tool. the depth of your child development and child behaviour knowledge. your understanding of the technical aspects of PEDS, including a review of the latest version of the PEDS forms. more case studies and other useful resources  Read More

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Product description: Developed by Early Childhood Australia (ECA) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), this comprehensive and highly practical online professional learning package examines the importance of sleep to the overall health, wellbeing, learning and development of infants and children in line with the introduction of safe sleep and rest practices (ACECQA, 2017). Content:  3 modules Course overview: Sleep is important to the overall health, wellbeing and development of infants and children. Children who do not sleep well may struggle to learn and regulate their behaviour. This can also affect the wellbeing and health of families, and may impact the child’s experience in early education and care services. Developed by Early Childhood Australia (ECA) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), this professional learning package contains three comprehensive and highly practical online learning modules which examine the importance of sleep to infant and child health, wellbeing, learning and development in line with the introduction of safe sleep and rest practices (ACECQA, 2017). This learning package has been developed with support from the Ian Potter Foundation.   About the authors: Early Childhood Australia has been a voice for young children since 1938. ECA are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. Visit ECA’s website by clicking the link.  http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/ Murdoch Children's Research Institute is the largest child health research institute in Australia and one of the top five worldwide. MCRI researchers aim to improve understanding of the complex interplay of social, environmental, and biological factors that influence child and adolescent health. MCRI strives to translate this knowledge into effective prevention, early intervention and treatment strategies, to improve the lives of millions of Australian children. What you’ll get Once you’ve finished the three modules, you’ll be able to download and save: your answers to the reflective questions a certificate of completion.   Target audience Suitable for early childhood education and care workers at all stages of their careers. Estimated duration  3 hours Read More

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