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Advance your clinical skills through distance-taught case-based education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

The DCH consists of two distance taught papers:

  • CHHE 701 Community Child Health (30 points)
  • CHHE 702 Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics (90 points)

The two papers cannot be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students enrol for CHHE 701 immediately before or after completing CHHE 702, although students may spread this out over two years.

To be eligible for the DCH, students must complete both papers within 24 months of enrolment.

While students are completing CHHE 702, it is mandatory to be employed in a six-month paediatric position in an approved paediactric centre.

The DCH is suitable for resident medical officers doing a six-month paediatric attachment. Other health professionals, including GPs, child health nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, who wish to improve their knowledge of community child health, are eligible to enrol in CHHE 701 on its own.

Both papers, CHHE701 and CHHE702, use Otago Connect a web based video-conferencing system for teaching sessions. Broadband access to the internet is also required for  Blackboard and Moodle.

Learn more about the DCH