Designed for health professionals, the Graduate Diploma in Child Health will develop your paediatric skills to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young adults.
Child Health at Western
Students of the Graduate Diploma of Child Health 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 regions. 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 the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities to help build skills and establish connections with the community.
Fees and delivery
This program is offered fully online and is only available to international students who are not on a student visa.
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This course is suitable for health professionals including;
- General practitioners
- Hospital doctors
- Medical students
- Health professionals
- Health professions who would like to expand their career in paediatrics, specialising in specific areas or as a refresher of already acquired knowledge in paediatrics.
General Practitioners diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries. They recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.
Early Childhood Nurse
Early Childhood Nurses care for children from birth to school age and their families with an emphasis on the prevention, early detection and early intervention in, physical, emotional and social problems. They also assist with parentcraft, immunisation and developmental milestones.
Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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