Courses and programs

Supporting healthy babies & children


The primary concern of this module is the promotion of physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing in early childhood, through the development and support of parenting skills. The module initially starts by ‘stepping back’ into the antenatal period and considering birth planning for women introduced as case studies in the previous module.  After birth, the progress of women and their babies is described by highlighting aspects such as infant nutrition, exposure to smoking, child safety, oral and ear health, safe sleeping and immunisation, supported by factual information and strategies for practice.

Accessing this Module

This is one of four modules within the ‘Learning Path – Strengthening Foundations’, that supports the development of health professionals working with Aboriginal clients and communities.

To access the learning path:

  1. Log in to My Health Learning.
  2. In the Catalogue field in the top left corner select Search and then type 'Strengthening Foundations.' Click the Search button.
  3. The search results are displayed. Click 'Learning Path - Strengthening Foundations'.
  4. The course is displayed in a new screen. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see the four modules. Select the Module you wish to undertake. Click the Play button to launch the module.