Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2023 Semester Two – 17 July
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

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.

Enquiries to: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz

Programme structure

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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Paediatrics
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2023 entry requirements

Programme 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 a minimum GPA/GPE of 4 is required.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

Doctor Pathway
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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics cost per year?

2023 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,996*

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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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

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.

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Paediatric medical professional
  • Primary care medical professional

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