12 months
25562 USD/year
8410 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health at University of Otago comprises two papers, Community Child Health and Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics.


Key Features

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health at University of Otago is recommended that students enrol for Community Child Health immediately before or after completing Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics.

Community Child Health is also available, on its own, to a wider range of postgraduate students from medical training programmes (e.g. the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP), or the Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) degree), as well as non-medical postgraduate students from health professions such as nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics 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.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH) is also available through Distance Learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Child Health
  • Clinical Attachment in Paediatrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July commencement may be possible, although the duration of the qualification may be longer.


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25562 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8410 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $11,556.00
  • International: $35,430
  • Living costs for Dunedin

    1000 - 2300 NZD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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