Assessing an ill child is an art. The care of infants, children and young people often form a large part of a doctor’s caseload, yet newly qualified doctors can struggle to provide comprehensive child-centred medical care and doctors starting specialist training in paediatrics soon realise that children are not simply small adults.
RCPI's Diploma in Paediatrics is a six-month online education programme focused on the diagnosis and management of important and common illnesses in children. It is delivered in conjunction with iheed and designed to cater for busy healthcare professionals working anywhere in the world.
Drawing on the expertise of highly experienced Consultants in Paediatrics, the programme will teach you how to manage common paediatric issues, including acute and chronic conditions and developmental difficulties. You will learn how to recognise the symptoms of, and manage, the critically ill child and when referral to tertiary paediatric care is required.
"The Diploma in Paediatrics is aimed at doctors working with children who wish to update their knowledge on common paediatric presentations, as children often present to their GP or local Emergency Department with common childhood illness. The diploma focusses on assessing a child by taking a comprehensive history and child friendly approach to examination. Doctors undertaking this diploma will have increased confidence in recognising and managing a sick child, as well as increased understanding of when to refer a child to paediatric specialist services. The combination of online learning and virtual tutorials allows the participant to interact with their peers as well as paediatric experts while balancing it with a busy working life."
Dr Rosina McGovern
Programme Lead, Diploma in Paediatrics
This diploma can be completed by GPs, family physicians and doctors starting specialist training in Paediatrics. You can complete the programme anywhere in the world.
To be accepted onto the programme you must have:
This programme provides comprehensive training in child-centred medical care of infants, children and young people.
On completion of this programme you will be able to
Note, while this programme appeals to a broad range of medical practitioners, it excludes content specific to paediatrics that are predominantly related to neonates or hospital-led care such as oncology or haematology.
This 22-week programme blends self-directed learning with tutor-led team-based learning. The course material has been designed by RCPI and is delivered online by iheed.
Throughout the course, you'll engage in:
On successful completion of the full programme you will be award a Diploma in Paediatrics by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Dublin-headquartered iheed Health Training Limited is a successful medical education technology organisation that partners with medical universities and postgraduate training bodies to reach doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals all around the world. It delivers postgraduate medical qualifications for healthcare professionals that improve their ability to deliver healthcare while enhancing their career prospects and global mobility.
To register your interest for the February 2021 start date, please contact iheed.