Course Description

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

Paediatric medicine covers 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 paediatric medicine 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. This degree reflects their clinical and academic expertise in a wide range of areas, including immunisation and child obesity.

During this one-year degree, you will gain a practical and theoretical foundation in paediatrics, from newborns to adolescents. Coursework is case-based and you can study at a basic or advanced level. It 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.

The Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) degree is suitable for all doctors interested in paediatrics, 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 paediatric medicine.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,000 total course cost.
International Students: $44,500 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.8% (national average 54.0%)
Improved skills: 70.9% (national average 71.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 77.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.6% (national average 95.0%)
Studying full time: 5.6% (national average 5.9%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $77,500)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083643M
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAMEDICI4PAM

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

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