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Diploma in Paediatrics

  • Diploma

This diploma is for medical practitioners registered and working in New Zealand. Students are required to complete six months of paediatric training before the end of the study year.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Mar, Feb
Domestic Fees
$5,779 per year

About this course

This diploma is for medical practitioners registered and working in New Zealand. Students are required to complete six months of paediatric training before the end of the study year. Diploma candidates undergo a programme of practical training and formal education, with significant online delivery.

Study locations

Grafton

Online

Course structure

  • 120-point qualification.
  • Core course is Diploma in Paediatrics (PAEDS 601) (120 points).
  • The core course requires submission of a logbook and critical appraisal of your experience in the community aspects of the care of children and young people.
  • Submission of a dissertation focusing on a child or youth health problem or service.
  • A written and clinical examination.
  • The programme has a two-day workshop at the beginning of the year. This covers a range of topics including child development, paediatric dermatology, neonatal resuscitation, paediatric rheumatology, youth health and child and adolescent mental health.
  • This is followed by a programme of self-directed learning.
  • Patient management problems or case-based questions will be posed for many of the topics so you have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from broad reading of the topic.