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Welcome to the Sydney Child Health Program!

The Sydney Child Health Program is a graduate-entry, online, continuing professional development program endorsed by the University of Sydney and delivered by the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. It lays a strong foundation for young doctors entering the workforce and is an important prerequisite for training positions at most major paediatric teaching hospitals around Australia. It provides recognised paediatric training experience for trainees of the RACGP and essential ongoing education for general practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals throughout their careers.

Established in 1992 this program has maintained the same focus on knowledge, skills and best practice. The SCHP curriculum is regularly updated and has recently been re-mapped using instructional design methodology to enhance the learning experience. In 2021, this Program will be delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System to allow flexibility of learning to meet the needs of the participants and maximise learning outcomes.

The Sydney Child Health Program’s vision is to improve healthcare for children globally, so we are very proud of our scholarship programs offered to participants from developing countries over several years and hope to continue this offering subject to funding. This year, we are proud to celebrate 10,000 alumni living in 49 countries around the world.

Our program is unique as we strive to deliver current, evidence-based, best practice in children’s healthcare as presented by over 90 renowned Australian Paediatric specialists. We are so grateful for the ongoing support of Sydney University, the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and, of course, for the wealth of knowledge shared by our committed paediatric expert presenters.

The feedback from participants who completed the 2019 Program evaluation is overwhelmingly positive and provides ongoing evidence that we are making a tangible difference in the provision of quality healthcare to children and adolescence. Our program evaluation showed 99.95% of respondents had improved their knowledge and improved their confidence in dealing with children and adolescents.

As we move forward together, SCHP will continue to provide ongoing professional development to all who seek to improve their knowledge. We encourage participation in online and live activities and strive to provide a vibrant, engaged learning environment for our participants.

I wish you all the best as you embark on your studies and trust that, even as you complete your learning experience with us, we will continue to work together to provide better health care for children both locally and globally.

Warm regards

Dr Annemarie Christie
Director – Sydney Child Health Program



Dr Annemarie Christie