Facts & figures

Global leaders in child and adolescent health

  • Over 500 medical students each year
  • 50 postgraduate students each year
  • 100 higher degree research students

Child and adolescent health

Increasing your understanding of healthcare for children
Primarily based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, we are part of a world-leading paediatric institution with excellence in education and research at the heart of everything we do.

Study options

Teaching and research in child and adolescent health at the Sydney Medical School is based primarily at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW).

CHW is one of the world's leading paediatric institutions, combining best practice clinical care, an innovative education portfolio, and nationally and internationally respected researchers within an award-winning building

Paediatric teaching occurs across the four years of the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

The major paediatric component of the course is the seven-week Stage 3 Child and Adolescent Health Specialty Block, which includes clinical placements.

We offer research degrees:

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Learn more about applying for research degrees.

We offer the only fully online postgraduate degrees in paediatric medicine in Australia, allowing flexible integration of your studies with your professional and personal life. 

Learn more about postgraduate degrees in medicine and health.

For more information on honours projects at Westmead, visit our honours page.

Our people

The Specialty of Child and Adolescent Health staff is primarily located at the Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School, with others located in the following clinical schools:

Our staff across these locations are engaged in all aspects of clinical and academic activity including teaching, clinical care, advocacy and leadership, research, mentoring and supervision.

We are fortunate to be home to some of the world’s leading experts on various child and adolescent conditions, chief investigators on many research studies, Centres of Research Excellence and experienced educators and research supervisors. 

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