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Department of Paediatrics & Child Health
Te Tari Matai Mate me te Hauora Tamariki

Welcome to the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Te Tari Matai Mate me te Hauora Tamariki. We are committed to excellence in teaching to both undergraduate medical students as well as postgraduate students.

Our People

Most of our academic staff members have Joint Clinical positions with the Capital and Coast District Health Board and have developed subspecialty interests. In addition to their University teaching and research commitments, they spend a significant amount of time in clinical practice.


Our department is also active in a variety of research projects within the field of Child Health. Many of these projects involve international and multi-disciplinary collaborations. See under "Our People" above for details.

Postgraduate Programmes

The Department convenes the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) paper CHHE702 and staff are involved in teaching in both of the DCH papers.

Undergraduate Teaching

The Department teaches in the both the 5th and 6th year undergraduate (MB ChB) medicine degree.

Contact details

Postal address:
Department of Paediatrics
University of Otago, Wellington
23A Mein St
PO Box 7343
Wellington South 6242
New Zealand