The Clinical School is based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW), and uses the laboratory and office facilities provided by the hospital. It is a leader in medical education and medical education research; has a broad teaching, education and research role and is overseen by the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health.
The Clinical School encompasses diverse graduate training areas including: epidemiology of childhood disorders, social and psychological aspects of child development, genetics research encompassing morphologic, biochemical and molecular genetic investigation of disorders in children, vaccination, obesity, neuromuscular disorders, infectious diseases, indigenous health, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
The hospital is a member of the Westmead Research Hub, with close links with other research communities such as Westmead Hospital (an adult facility) and the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
There is a strong established research environment at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, with 250 researchers across 30 research groups covering research areas including cell biology, clinical physiology, clinical studies, epidemiology and population health. There are many opportunities for postgraduate research; we have over 90 students at the Clinical School.