Our Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics (PGDipPaed) is a professional qualification for doctors and nurse practitioners.
The programme will eqip you with the latest evidence-based paediatric knowledge for application in clinical settings. Itn particular it develops the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required in addressing common and urgent clinical presentations in paediatrics.
The PGDipPaed will help you to draw on disciplinary knowledge and reflect on how to improve your current practices. You will consider ways in which you can make paediatric health more equitable for Māori and Pacific communities. You will work in an interdisciplinary setting with other health professionals.
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics is a 120-point programme that will take at least 12 months for a full-time equivalent student.
The courses are:
- PAEDS 714 Emergency Paediatrics – 15 points
- PAEDS 705 Neonate and Infant Health – 15 points
- PAEDS 706 Paediatric Care (Toddler-Adolescent) – 30 points
- PAEDS 707 or PAEDS 707A/B Paediatric Clinical Portfolio – 60 points
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
Subjects available in this programme
2024 entry requirements
Doctor Pathway: a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalently recognised international degree.
Nurse Practitioner Pathway: a Bachelor of Nursing or Master of Nursing Science (or equivalently recognised international degree). You must have either completed, or be enrolled in, a Nursing Council of New Zealand accredited Nurse Practitioner Masters degree programme.
For either pathway, there is no specific GPA/GPE requirement to be considered for entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics.
Further programme requirements
Taught 120 points
You must also hold a current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have access to six months equivalent of paediatric exposure, including primary care.
Nurse Practitioner Pathway
You must hold a current registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and have access to six months equivalent of paediatric exposure, including primary care.
How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics cost per year?
- Domestic students
Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $1,005.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.
*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.
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Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 17 July|
|Ends – 13 November|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 15 July|
|Ends – 11 November|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
Where could this programme take you?
The programme offers an overview of clinical paediatrics, mainly centred around primary care and early paediatric training.
Jobs related to this programme
- Primary care medical professional
- Paediatric medical professional
- Nurse practitioner
Student career planning service
Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.