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5 reasons to study child and adolescent health at the University of Sydney

8 May 2018
Specialise in medicine to boost your career options
Whether you want to study child and adolescent health to pursue a career in paediatrics, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge and skills, here are 5 reasons to study child and adolescent health at the University of Sydney.

1. Learn from experts at NSW’s largest paediatric hospital in NSW

Our program has been developed by Sydney Medical School’s highly regarded clinical, educational and research staff in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, based at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and reflects their wide range of expertise.

2. Study in a broad range of disciplines

Specialising in child and adolescent health doesn’t mean you have to stick to one area. Our courses are taught by a variety of experts across a broad range of topics – including neonatal medicine, pediatric neurology, adolescent medicine and gastroenterology.  You can choose to study broadly, or dig deep with independent research projects in a single area.

3. Case-based and practical learning

Child and adolescent health requires a distinct set of skills that are best learnt by immersive, case-based scenarios. Our units of study have been designed to provide case-based and practical learning, to help you get the most out of your studies.

4. Flexible course options

Our child and adolescent health course has been designed to be flexible for working doctors. Delivered via online distance education, it can be studied part or full-time to fit around your professional and personal life

5. Benefit from a range of graduate opportunities

Our course can provide you with a range of graduate opportunities, depending on where you are in your career. You can use these courses to help prepare your for paediatric specialty training with the RACP, otherwise you can use your knowledge to broaden your skills in general practice. Outstanding students may also pursue further study by research through a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Child and adolescent health covers a broad range of case-based practical and relevant subjects, allowing clinicians to increase their understanding of how to provide the best healthcare for children. They are designed to be suitable for any clinician who anticipates interacting with children in their professional career.

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