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Global leaders in child and adolescent health

  • Over 500 medical students each year
  • 50 postgraduate students each year
  • 100 higher degree research students
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Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health

Increasing your understanding of healthcare for children
Primarily based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, we are part of a world-leading paediatric institution with excellence in education and research at the heart of everything we do.

About the discipline

Teaching and research in child and adolescent health at the Sydney Medical School is based primarily at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW). CHW is one of the world's leading paediatric institutions, combining best practice clinical care, an innovative education portfolio, and nationally and internationally respected researchers within an award-winning building - every patient space overlooks a garden and it is a registered art gallery. CHW provides a comprehensive child and adolescent-focused, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation service. 

CHW has over 500 medical students annually. The majority are Sydney Medical School students attending as part of their Child and Adolescent Health specialty block in the final stage of the Doctor of Medicine (MD). Each year we also have 8 Pre-Internship placements, and provide elective placements for local intestate and overseas medical students. We also teach approximately 50 postgraduate coursework students each year in our highly regarded Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) and have around 100 higher degree research students undertaking research with us.

Study options

Paediatric teaching occurs across the four years of the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

The major paediatric component of the course is the seven-week Stage 3 Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Block, which includes clinical placements.

We offer research degrees:
 

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Learn more about applying for research degrees.

We offer the only fully online postgraduate degrees in paediatric medicine in Australia, allowing flexible integration of your studies with your professional and personal life.

Learn more about postgraduate degrees in medicine and health.

For more information on honours projects at Westmead, visit our honours page.

We welcome applications from overseas and Australian medical students wishing to undertake elective periods. Your application will be considered on the basis or your previous training and our capacity to accept you. Only students In their final or penultimate year of study who are required to complete an elective as part or their course will be considered.

Visit our placements page to find out how to apply for a clinical school placement.

For more information, contact the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School Electives Coordinator at childrens.electives@sydney.edu.au.

Our people

The Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health staff is primarily located at the Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School, with others located in the following clinical schools:

Our staff across these locations are engaged in all aspects of clinical and academic activity including teaching, clinical care, advocacy and leadership, research, mentoring and supervision. We are fortunate to be home to some of the world’s leading experts on various child and adolescent conditions, chief investigators on many research studies, Centres of Research Excellence and experienced educators and research supervisors. 

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