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Child and Adolescent Health

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)

Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)


Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma


Credit points required to complete




Time to complete full-time

0.5 year

1 year

1 year

Time to complete part-time

1 to 2 years

1.5 to 3 years

2 to 4 years


The Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health) 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 and Group B units of study are generally offered in alternating years.

Group A (odd years)

  • PAED5004 Independent Studies
  • PMED5100 Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • PMED5102 Paediatric Nutrition and Obesity
  • PMED5103 Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • PAED5008 Common Childhood Presentations
  • PAED5006 Paediatric Endocrinology


Group B (even years)

  • PAED5000 Neonatal Medicine
  • PAED5002 Adolescent Medicine
  • PAED5003 General Neurology & Developmental Paediatrics
  • PAED5004 Independent Studies
  • PMED5101 Paediatric Allergy
  • PAED5007 Paediatric Critical Care

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 Child and Adolescent Health 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

Website: Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School