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Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)

Speciality Classification
Paediatrics General
End Date
1 year / 2 - 4 years
the University of Sydney


In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health), formerly Paediatric Medicine, provides you with the core knowledge and clinical decision-making skills required for day-to-day paediatric practice.

Child and adolescent health cover a broad range of case-based practical and relevant subjects, allowing clinicians to increase their understanding of how to provide the best healthcare for children. As a child and adolescent health student, you will learn from Sydney Medical School's highly regarded clinical, education and research staff in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. The program reflects their clinical and academic expertise in a wide range of areas, including allergy, immunisation, infectious diseases and child obesity.

100% online course delivery

This course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle.

All stream specific units are online. You may find however; a couple of electives do have a face-to-face component. These can be avoided depending on your individual preferences.   

Why study with us?

  • Our students will gain a practical and theoretical foundation in paediatrics, from newborns to adolescents.
  • The coursework is case-based, and you can study at a basic or advanced level.
  • Our course is facilitated by subspecialty experts who will guide your learning and facilitate valuable interactions within your student group.
  • Designed for working professionals, our courses are offered in the format of online distance education, allowing flexible integration of your studies with your professional and personal life.
  • We offer full-time and part-time options, allowing you to decide your study load.

Who should study this course?

  • The Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health) is suitable for all doctors interested in child and adolescent health, regardless of seniority or experience.
  • We welcome doctors who are working in general practice or specialty paediatrics, in the community or in a hospital, who wish to pursue a career in paediatrics or who simply wish to improve their knowledge and skills in child and adolescent health.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSP places are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 48 
  • Course abbreviation: MMed(ChildAdolHealth) 
  • USyd code: MAMEDICI4CHA 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: Online 
  • Study type: PGCW 
  • Location: Westmead Precinct 
  • Duration full time: 1 year 
  • Duration part time: 2 - 4 years 

Availability for international students: Not available to student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply.

Course options

Study child and adolescent health at different levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The programs are embedded, allowing you to step from one course to the next at your own pace.

What you'll study 

The Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health) requires the completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study
  • 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)
Provider Type
1 year / 2 - 4 years
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 48
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $31,500 (indicative only)
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $31,500 (indicative only)
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