Learn how to support the health and challenges of birthing parents and babies by providing quality preconception, prenatal, and neonatal care, among other services.
Study healthcare relevant to pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period and early childhood to ensure both parent and child reach their full potential for health and well-being.
Specialise your health career in the unique needs of women and children, including courses for nurses, physiotherapists, rural/remote practitioners, GPs and emergency physicians. You can even learn the complex craft of utilising ultrasound as part your practice.
Take a look at our course offering below.
Specialise in Paediatric Nursing as part of the Master program, to prepare for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare. 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time. On campus (Parkville).
Care of newborn babies and neonates with complex medical and surgical conditions requires a multidisciplinary team with expert knowledge and skills specific to this vulnerable group of patients. 1 year part-time. On campus (Parkville).
Gain the clinical competence to practise paediatric intensive care nursing as benchmarked against Australian Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.
Gain the clinical competence to practise paediatric nursing as benchmarked against the Australian Standards of Practice for Children and Young People’s Nurses. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.
Enhance your knowledge and clinical management skills as a means of improving professional practice in paediatrics. 1 year part-time. On campus (Parkville).
Design and apply evidence-based exercise prescription skills across the lifespan of women, including adolescence, the childbearing year, menopause, older age and musculoskeletal disorders in athletes. 1 year part-time. On campus (Parkville).
Gain a diagnostic-level knowledge base in valve assessment, complex cardiovascular pathology, comprehensive reporting, and a focus on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), while also gaining CPD points. 18 months full-time / 3 years part-time. Online.
Gain a diagnostic-level knowledge base in valve assessment, complex cardiovascular pathology, comprehensive reporting, and a focus on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), while also gaining CPD points. 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time. Online.
Develop your skills in generating ultrasound images and transthoracic echocardiography, with an introduction to transesophageal echocardiography while gaining CPD points. 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time. Online.
Why study maternal and child health?
- #1 University in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2022 World University Rankings)
- Benefit from industry links and research networks, including The Royal Melbourne, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Austin Health, Burnet Institute, Mercy Health and Northern Health
- As a research strength of the University, maternal and child health is well-funded and supported.
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Meet Chantelle, Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
“From as early as I can remember, I've always wanted to have a job that involved working with children. I studied the Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics, and then the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.My proudest moments in my career have been getting into my dream job at the Royal Children's Hospital and completing my master’s with my minor thesis in a topic that is going to benefit both clinical practice and patient outcomes.I had a really positive experience studying. I was quite fortunate because the university has a good collaboration with the hospital that I work at. There was an ease of convenience with our classes which were offered on-site with our hospital, and the lecturers are always really accommodating.”