Education at the Sydney Children's Hospital
The word Doctor comes from the Latin docere, to teach and means a teacher, instructor and according to the Oxford English Dictionary originally meant a teacher, instructor, one who gives instruction in some branch of knowledge or inculcates opinions or principles. Hospitals are educational institutions at many levels. Any properly conducted course of treatment will involve education of the patient or parents about the nature and causes of the illness, the meaning of investigations, the way the disease is likely to evolve and how it is treated. Hospitals also have responsibility to provide education to the wider community, particular as it relates to disease prevention. Hospitals of course are also training institutions and teaching hospitals are involved in the professional development of trainees in all branches of Allied Health, nursing, medicine and medical subspecialties. Hospitals also have an important role in continuing education of fully fledged professionals, helping them to continue to improve their skills and to keep abreast of developments in various fields.
The Sydney Children's Hospital in addition to being a major paediatric hospital has within its walls the section of the University Medical School devoted to training of medical students and doctors in paediatrics and child health.
To get more information about the educational activities at Sydney Children's Hospital see the relevant pages of the website of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, information about upcoming educational events at Sydney Children's Hospital and information about our continuing education program.
Hand in hand with education and training is medical research. As alluded to above, many of the staff members of Sydney Children's Hospital are also members of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and have active research programs in blood diseases, immunology, allergy, kidney diseases, diseases of the nervous system including epilepsy, respiratory diseases including asthma to name a few.
A/Prof John B Ziegler
Chair, Education Steering Committee
The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, in collaboration with the Children's Hospital at Westmead, has produced reader friendly health and safety information for parents.
These factsheets give clear and practical information to parents. The factsheet review process will ensure that the information being given is consistent with approved medical practice and belief.
Whilst the factsheets are protected by copyright, they have been made available free of charge on our website, http://www.sch.edu.au/health/factsheets/ where they can be printed and then photocopied as appropriate. They are to be used in their entirety (displaying all hospital logos and copyright information).
View information on upcoming education events from our online events database.