UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Paediatrics and Child Health PG Cert

This programme is based at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH), benefiting from the unique position the institute occupies within UK paediatrics and child health.

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To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Course information

This programme consists of your choice of four modules. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Certificate in Paediatrics and Child Health.


You can choose any combination of four modules, within timetabling and capacity limitations. These can include any of the following at present (May 2021), although module content, subject matter and availability are likely to change over time:

•    Applied Statistics for Health Research I (CHLD0064)
•    Evidence-based Child Health (CHLD0083)
•    Epidemiology for Child Health (CHLD0058)
•    Specialist Paediatrics I (CHLD0067) 
•    Specialist Paediatrics II (CHLD0068) 
•    Leadership and Professional Development (CHLD0065) 
•    Clinical Genomics Genetic and Rare Diseases (CHLD0066) 
•    Molecular Biology of Normal Development and Birth Defects (CHLD0070) 
•    Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Childhood Cancers (CHLD0071)
•    Paediatric Critical Care (General) (CHLD0079) *
•    Cardiac Critical Care (CHLD0081) *
•    Stabilisation and Transport of the Critically Ill Child (CHLD0080) *
•    Immunisation and Communicable Diseases (CHLD0059) 
•    Child Public Health (CHLD0061) 
•    Safeguarding and Children in Society (CHLD0060) 
•    Nutrition, Growth and Physical Activity (CHLD0062) 
•    Adolescent Health Medicine (CHLD0072) 
•    Ethics and Law for Paediatrics and Child Health (CHLD0084)

More optional modules are available and can be viewed through the UCL module catalogue once enrolled.

Module choices could be a subject matter related or completely different, allowing students to explore new areas or consolidate existing interests. Some examples of possible combinations are:

  • Paediatric Critical Care; Cardiac Critical Care; Stabilisation and Transport of the Critically Ill Child; Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Child Public Health; Adolescent Health Medicine; Safeguarding and Children in Society; Immunisation and Communicable Diseases

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