Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics 

Dear Fellows/Members/Associates,

Please be informed that the next Paediatric Update CME Seminar will be held on 12th January 2013 (Saturday).  The theme is “Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics”. It is part of the programme for the accreditation of the Subspecialty of Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) of our College.  Prof Ellen Perrin from Tuft Medical Centre, Boston, USA will talk on the history of development and scope of service of the DBP Subspecialty.

Please note that the meeting will be held in Queen Elizabeth Hospital (NOT Hospital Authority Building). 

We look forward to your support and participation in this College CME activity. 

For programme details, please refer to the attached poster


College Secretariat
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
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Tel: (852) 28718773
Fax: (852) 27851850

PALS Course


The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in paediatric patients.  It is a mandatory training for trainees of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians.


Blended Learning


From 2021, ChildSim adopted Blended learning for PALS.  It is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner online, followed by a hands-on session. The hands-on session is completed in person with an AHA Instructor.


HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own  pace.


The 2020 [PALS] Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).


PALS Learners


  • first study the PALS Provider Manual eBook (
  • then complete the online portion of HeartCode PALS and subsequently
  • complete a one day hands-on skills sessions, team based simulation scenarios and individual assessment with an AHA PALS Instructor held in ChildSim (Simulation Training Centre, Hong Kong Children’s Hospital).


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Accreditation Committee 

Accreditation of postgraduate training for paediatricians in Hong Kong is underWu Shun Ping Photo the care of the College Accreditation Committee. Its terms of reference as stipulated in the Memorandum and Article of the College stated that "its functions shall be that of assessing the suitability of the various units for training purpose and to advise the Council on the training in paediatrics and the development of paediatric subspecialties". It thus follows that duty of the Accreditation Committee includes policy advisory role to the College Council and accreditation of training institutions, training programmes, trainers and trainees on behalf of the College. 

Chairman: Dr Wu Shun Ping

Committee members

Announcements from the committee

Accreditation of Training 

Guidelines for both Training Institutions and Trainees (updated on 24 February 2015)

Document Package for Trainees

Document Package for Trainers / Supervisors

Application for Retrospective Accreditation of Training in Paediatrics

Application for Training Interruption

Re-accreditation visits 2017-2018





Diploma of Child Health (DCH) Examination

This is an examination for non-paediatricians who wish to demonstrate paediatric skills after a short period of paediatric training. The DCH Examination consists of a Written examination and a Clinical examination. Successful completion of both parts will lead to the award of two diplomas: DCH (International) and DCH (HK).  


New Format of DCH Clinical Examination launched by the RCPCH from April 2011 in the UK

(The Examination Committee adopted the same new format for the DCH Clinical Examination in HK from October 2011)


Recent Announcements of DCH Examination




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