Graduate Diploma in Child Health (4793)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipChHlth
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4793
  • AQF Level: 8

Program Status: 

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.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Inherent requirements

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. 

Statement of Service form

Program Structure

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

Subject Title Credit Points
Core subjects
Level 5 subjects
MEDI 5001Newborn and Infant Development10
MEDI 5002Behaviour, development and disability10
MEDI 5003Adolescent, mental health and health inequity10
MEDI 5004Emergency and acute care10
Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Child Health at this point- completion of 40 cps
Level 6 subjects
MEDI 6001Cardiorespiratory, ENT and Allergy10
MEDI 6002Gastroenterology, Urology and other specialties10
MEDI 6003Infectious Disease and Autoimmune conditions10
MEDI 6004Neurology, Musculoskeletal and Surgical problems10
Total Credit Points80