Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
For more information, please visit the Sydney Medical School website.
The Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine provides you with the latest practical and theoretical knowledge of paediatric medicine and is delivered online, allowing flexible integration of your studies with your professional and personal life. Practical topics taught in this course are delivered in a case-based interactive online format by expert clinicians.
The course comprises units of study focusing on recent advances and controversial or novel topics. Each unit consists of a combination of case-based interactive clinical scenarios, weekly discussion forums and self-directed learning. Complementing the online delivery, active discussion among students and course conveners is the key to the learning process in this course.
The Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine is embedded within the Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine). The master's degree builds on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate and provides additional training in research methodology. You may choose to complete the graduate diploma or use it as a pathway into the master’s degree in this discipline.
Paediatric units shown in the following list of Units of Study relate to the upcoming semester only. Additional units of study will be available in subsequent semesters.
The Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine is offered in the form of online distance education. Students complete a total of 36 credit points to qualify for the award. The course comprises six units of study, at least three of which must be paediatric units. The faculty maintains a list of elective units that students may undertake. Other units of study, including those offered by other faculties, require the approval of both the paediatric medicine course coordinator and the unit of study coordinator.
Students may enter the Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine in Semester 1 or 2. Enrolled students are provided with a user name and password that allows them to access a protected course website. The website 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.
Further course information
The course is designed to provide qualified clinicians with advanced knowledge and up-to-date skills in paediatrics. The course is developed by clinical leaders in each discipline and the curriculum reflects many key aspects of trainee specialist knowledge.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine will hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.