Paediatrics and Child Health

Paediatrics is concerned with managing medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people. It is a large and diverse field, encompassing everything from high-technology specialties, to community-based services. Within pediatrics, specialists can work in primary care in the community and general practice settings, in secondary care, perhaps in a hospital setting or tertiary care, usually in larger district general hospitals and teaching hospitals.

The Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health provide and develop undergraduate and postgraduate education on the improvement of child health. Our leaders are active in basic, clinical and translational research programs in cross disciplinary teams. They also deliver and develop specialist services that improve the health of children, young people and their families. Our research programs are internationally recognised for their excellence. They are extramurally funded and lead to publications of highest impact. We network with other researchers on a regional, state-wide, national, and international levels.

The Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health coordinates and teaches into the Women, Adolescents, and Children's Health (WACH) course, Joint Medical Program, together with the Discipline of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in  Armidale, Gosford, Lismore, Maitland, Newcastle, Taree and Tamworth.

 In the JMP, students are introduced to this speciality area in their medical degree and many of our graduates will move into this highly regarded field.