International Child Health Programme

The Child Health, International Partnership Programme fosters the education and training of overseas paediatricians, offering opportunities currently unavailable in the host institutions. The programme will be sponsored by the Buist Trust and directed by Child Health, the Medical School, College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Dundee. Examples of recent use of the Busit Trust have been:

Support of Dr Grace Imiru (KEMRI, Nairobi) to complete PhD Supervision

Support of UoD delegation to joint PG Programme to Kurdistan. Iraq


Masters in Clinical Paediatric Specialty Training

Following on from the success of the joint PG Programme with RCPCH and Kurdistan it is proposed to develop a Masters in Clinical Paediatric Specialty Training based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and the University of Dundee.

The Masters will be based on a one year “standard 180 Credit system and consist of the following mandatory modules:

  • Introduction (4weeks; 20 credits):
  • Professional Learning (4 weeks; 30 credits)
  • Clinical Specialty Education (9 months, 80 credits)
  • Research Methods (4 weeks, 20 credits)
  • Research Project (6 months, 30 credits)

UoD Child Health staff will teach the programme with external contributions from Scottish Coordinated Paediatric Education Programme accredited by Glasgow University. The students’ clinical assessment will be against the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health standards using validated worked place based assessment (WPBA). Clinical Academic Staff will assess research projects.

The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive academic training certified by the UoD in the chosen area of paediatric sub-specialty, alongside high level clinical, diagnostic and management skills. The academic and professional development component will deliver skills in both structure and organisation of a specialty clinical service.  Moreover, the programme will instruct the students in the design, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate education in Paediatrics and Child Health.