The Department of Paediatrics aims to promote the health and well-being of children and young people. Based at Starship, Middlemore, Auckland City and Waikato Hospitals, the department is involved in teaching and promoting child health at a community level. Renowned for its strengths in researching areas such as cot death, infectious diseases, asthma, diabetes and endocrinology, the department has an international reputation for the quality of its research. The department contributes to both undergraduate and postgraduate health professional education.

Areas of study

The department offers a Diploma in Paediatrics, which is aimed at medical practitioners registered and working in New Zealand and requires applicants to have six months paediatric training before the end of the calendar year. Diploma candidates undergo a programme of practical training and formal education over a period of 12 months.

You can study Paediatrics in the following programmes:

More information

Learn more about the Diploma in Paediatrics

2017 Diploma in Paediatrics brochure