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Develops clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning paediatrics and child health to a postgraduate level appropriate for a general practitioner with a special interest in children. Topics covered include neonatal paediatrics and general paediatrics in inpatient and outpatient settings.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH) is a valuable learning opportunity for health professionals who provide child health services. The DCH comprises two papers, CHHE 701 and CHHE 702. CHHE 702 develops clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning paediatrics and child health to a postgraduate level appropriate for a general practitioner with a special interest in children's health. It is also useful for doctors training to become specialists in paediatrics. Topics covered include neonatal paediatrics and general paediatrics in inpatient and outpatient settings. It can also be taken as a stand-alone paper for a Certificate of Proficiency (COP): an attractive option for medical staff going into fields such as emergency medicine and anaesthesia.
|Paper title||Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1 (10 February 2021 - 23 July 2021)
Semester 2 (9 August 2021 - 28 January 2022) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,466.80|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$12,808.80|
- CHHX 702
- Limited to
- A compulsory paper for DCH; may also be taken by other approved medical graduates; every student must hold a current six-month clinical position in a medical paediatric department of an approved New Zealand hospital.
- All eligible candidates will hold a medical degree and be a registered doctor with
the Medical Council of New Zealand. Furthermore, they must be working in a paediatric
department of an approved New Zealand hospital for a minimum six-month attachment
while concurrently enrolled in the CHHE 702 paper.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
- Teaching staff
- Course Convenor: Dr Thorsten Stanley
- Paper Structure
- The programme of study for the Diploma consists of two papers, CHHE 701 and CHHE 702, which are normally to be taken in consecutive semesters and cannot be taken concurrently.
- In order to complete the requirements for CHHE 702, the candidate must concurrently hold, for a minimum of 26 weeks, a hospital position in medical paediatrics approved for this purpose.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Academic staff and Senior Clinical Lecturers hold two tutorials per week via online videoconference (usually running from 5.30pm to 6.30pm every Monday and Wednesday). Attendance and active participation during these tutorials is encouraged and expected. Candidates are also put into contact with a local supervisor at their respective paediatric hospitals, who will take responsibility for local training in the common paediatric conditions they see in hospital/outpatient clinics.
- Practical Paediatrics, Ed. M. South and D. Isaacs, 7th edition (published by Churchill Livingstone, 2012) - electronic edition available.
- Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, ed. T. Lissauer and W. Carroll, 5th edition (published by Elsevier, 2018) - electronic edition available.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate clinical competency in common acute and chronic disorders in childhood.