Graduate Diploma in Child Health
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 4793
- AQF Level: 8
This program applies to students who commenced in mid year 2022 or later.
This program is designed for health professionals who are looking to develop paediatric skills to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Students will gain skills, knowledge and confidence to identify, assess and manage common paediatric issues. Students will evaluate how social determinants can impact the care for children and make great impact in their role in advocating for paediatric patients. Completing this program will provide students with a stronger foundation in paediatric experience to support their daily practice in local region(s). Every aspect of the program is designed, developed and assessed by experienced academics and experts form Western Sydney University and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Students will be provided with the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities to help build skills and establish connections with the community.
One year full-time or two years part-time.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|Online||Full Time||Online||See above|
|Online||Part Time||Online||See above|
The inherent requirements for this Graduate Diploma program will be the same as those for medicine course
An undergraduate or higher degree in a health-related discipline
An undergraduate or higher degree in any discipline and two years full-time equivalent work experience in a health-related discipline.
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the subjects listed below.
Students are recommended to do level 5 subjects before enrolling in level 6 subjects. However, all subjects are open to students to enrol at any time if they wish to
|Level 5 subjects|
|MEDI 5001||Newborn and Infant Development||10|
|MEDI 5002||Behaviour, development and disability||10|
|MEDI 5003||Adolescent, mental health and health inequity||10|
|MEDI 5004||Emergency and acute care||10|
|Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Child Health at this point- completion of 40 cps|
|Level 6 subjects|
|MEDI 6001||Cardiorespiratory, ENT and Allergy||10|
|MEDI 6002||Gastroenterology, Urology and other specialties||10|
|MEDI 6003||Infectious Disease and Autoimmune conditions||10|
|MEDI 6004||Neurology, Musculoskeletal and Surgical problems||10|
|Total Credit Points||80|