Welcome to the website for the Diploma in Child Health and International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate for 2014.
Our vision is to provide affordable, managed access to an international standard of current best practice for doctors and suitably qualified nurses who care for children and young people worldwide.
The DCH / IPPC is a one year part time program with challenging course work comprising 111 Lecture Units updated annually, thanks to our expert Lecturers, and assessment. Two course streams are available, depending on location, with examinations in August or December. In our international locations, local Paediatricians contribute an additional one hour Tutorial per week to provide local adaptation, as Collaborative In-Country Learning.
In 2014, the DCH / IPPC is awarded by the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and The University of Sydney. We also welcome a continuing association with the Princess Margaret Hospital to award DCH / IPPC throughout Western Australia and a new association with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.
The DCH / IPPC reaches to all urban and rural Australia so that, even in the most remote areas, our Aboriginal children can access doctors and nurses who have studied the latest evidence based recommendations for prevention, management and treatment.
Our Participants and Tutors benefit from the close support they receive from our co-awarding institutions: Princess Margaret Hospital, Western Australia; Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide; Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; Apollo Hospital Group; Indian Medical Association College of General Practice; Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi.
We continue to enjoy close collaboration with: WentWest; Western Australia General Practice Education and Training; Adelaide to Outback General Practice Training; our Tutors in Hong Kong; Beijing Children’s Hospital; Guangdong Women’s and Children’s Hospital; The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University; Xin Hua Hospital; Binzhou Medical University Hospital; National Hospital for Paediatrics, Hanoi; Haiphong Medical University Hospital; Children’s Hospitals Numbers One and Two in Ho Chi Minh City; Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap; National Paediatric Hospital Phnom Penh; Institute of Child & Mother Health, Dhaka; Holy Family Red Crescent Hospital, Dhaka; National Referral Hospital, Honiara and Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Malaita, Solomon Islands; Vila Central Hospital, Vanuatu; Vaiola Hospital, Nuku’alofa, Tonga; the Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe; the Mekele Hospital, Ethiopia. Other institutions are currently establishing DCH / IPPC and we look forward to working with colleagues in Myanmar and Mongolia in 2014.
We know that you will enjoy the benefits of the DCH / IPPC as a part of your life-long learning, supporting your care for and treatment of children and young people, wherever you are located.
Adjunct Associate Professor Kathryn Currow
Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health,
Chair, Cambodian Interest Group, Office of Global Health, University of Sydney.
Executive Principal, Diploma in Child Health / International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate
Senior CMO, Emergency Department
the children's hospital at Westmead, part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Executive President COMHAD (www.comhad.org) Deputy Chair Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance