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Paediatric Medicine

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)

Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Paediatric Medicine)


  Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma Master Master (Advanced)
CRICOS code 083649E 083647G 083643M 083644K
Degree Abbreviation GradCertMed(Paed) GradDipMed(Paed) MMed(Paed) MMed(Adv)(Paed)
Credit points required to complete 24 36 48 60
Time to complete full-time 0.5 year 1 year 1 year 1.5 years
Time to complete part-time 1 to 2 years 1.5 to 3 years 2 to 4 years 2 - 5 years


The Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) is designed for practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge and application of paediatric medicine.

Each unit of study stands alone with no prerequisites, offering maximum flexibility in an adult learning environment. The units are designed to update students' core knowledge in the relevant subject area and to enhance clinical practice with case-based scenarios that focus on current evidence-based best practice.

A series of carefully chosen practical, relevant topics, presented in a case-based interactive online format taught by expert clinicians, will challenge and stimulate participants.

Active discussion among students and course conveners is key to the learning process, with a focus on recent advances and controversial topics. Each unit consists of a combination of case-based interactive clinical scenarios, weekly discussion forums and self-directed learning and is designed to provide the latest practical and theoretical knowledge.

Stream specific units of study offered in this course are:

Group A

  • PAED5001 Paediatric Immunisation
  • PAED5004 Independent Studies
  • PMED5100 Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • PMED5102 Paediatric Nutrition and Obesity
  • PMED5103 Paediatric Gastroenterology

Group B

  • PAED5000 Neonatal Medicine
  • PAED5002 Adolescent Medicine
  • PAED5003 General & Developmental Paediatrics
  • PAED5004 Independent Studies
  • PMED5101 Asthma & Allergy

Group A and Group B units of study are generally offered in alternating years.

Course outcomes

As a result of completing this course, graduates will have:

  • an enhanced knowledge of the basic science and recent literature in the specialty areas covered
  • a best-available evidence approach to the management of important clinical problems in a range of sub-specialty paediatric medicine
  • an understanding of new and emerging clinical problems in paediatric medicine.

Further information

The program is offered in the form of online distance education via a website that provides the interactive platform for both the clinical scenarios and the facilitated discussion forums.

Assessment is by performance and participation in discussion forums and by written assignment.

All six-credit-point units of study offered by the Sydney Medical School are suitable for elective units. Approved elective units of study are listed below. Other units of study, including those offered by other faculties, require the approval of both the paediatric medicine course coordinator and the coordinator of the units of study.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate Administrative Officer
Ph: +61 2 9845 3378
Fax: +61 2 9845 3389