This training course is run annually and is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary course for clinicians (doctors and nurses) wanting to gain competence, or have an update, in the medical assessment of children and young people referred for alleged sexual abuse.

There will be no face-to-face component in the 2021 course.

The course will consist of:

  1. A series of eLearning modules for pre-learning, available one month before the 18-19 March 2021 live webinars. These will require approximately 12 hours' study time. The modules will be available on demand for four months.

  2. Live interactive webinar lectures, via Zoom, on 18-19 March 2021. These will be recorded and available on demand for three months.

  3. Access to the MEDSAC membership website, including the online operational and clinical manuals and a paediatric course closed forum. The forum will be moderated by the MEDSAC Education Manager and clinical input provided by the paediatric course faculty.

Course convener: Dr Patrick Kelly

Dr Patrick Kelly FRACP is a Paediatrician, Honorary Associate Professor in Paediatrics at the University of Auckland and Clinical Director of the Starship Child Protection Team (Te Puaruruhau).‚Äč This is based in Puawaitahi, New Zealand's first multi-agency child advocacy centre.

MEDSAC members: $1100 including GST

MEDSAC non-members: $1200 including GST


Paediatric course programme March 2021.pdf