Postgraduate study in Paediatrics

What can you study in Paediatrics?

You can study Paediatrics in the Diploma in Paediatrics and Master of Health Sciences. Postgraduate level research in this subject is also available at the University’s Liggins Institute.

In the specialisation, the areas of study include:

  • Child development
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Paediatric rheumatology
  • Youth health
  • Child and adolescent mental health

This course will help students develop a range of essential skills for the clinical environment, and includes hands-on experience with community visits and clinical duties.

This diploma is for medical practitioners registered and working in New Zealand. Students are required to complete six months of paediatric training before the end of the study year.

Please note that from 2023, there will be new programme options that you can choose from as part of further paediatric study.

These programmes will replace the current Graduate Diploma in Paediatrics and are as follows:

• Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics (available in 2023)
• Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics (available in 2023)
• Master of Paediatrics (available from 2024)

For more information on these programmes please email:

Where can postgraduate study in Paediatrics take you?

This Diploma in Paediatrics allows you to develop the skills and knowledge to manage infants, children and youth with common and important health problems.