MD Project Development 2 (MDMP5225)


By the end of the course, students will be expected to have completed a comprehensive proposal for their MD Project or Capstone, endorsed by their Research Tutor, MD Coordinator and one of the Sub Deans (MD Research). The proposal will include consideration of ethics and the need for ethics approval. For the 2014 cohort students Milestones 2, 3 and 4 are project progress reports, one of which must include the project checklist and the appropriate ethics documentation. For students in the 2015 cohort onwards, Milestone 2 comprises an ethics statement that students must submit by the due date. For students in the 2015 cohort onwards, Milestone 3 includes the MD Project Checklist, which covers all information required by the University for the purposes of ensuring that the MD Project or Capstone complies with applicable University policy on research governance and the conduct of research. For students in the 2015 cohort only, completion of the University of Sydney Academic Honesty Education Module is also required by the end of Milestone 3. For all cohorts Milestone 4 is a progress report with a seminar presentation attended by all members of the student's MD Project Group. The seminar is assessed by the Research Tutor and one independent examiner. Students' performance must be graded as 'satisfactory' in all three Milestones in Stage 2 to progress to Stage 3.

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Lectures, seminars, tutorials, on-line learning tasks.


This will comprise: (a) effective participation in small-group/tutorial learning sessions, (b) satisfactory completion of online learning tasks, (c) satisfactory completion of MD Milestones 2, 3 and 4, (d) satisfactory presentation of the MD Project by each student at a seminar, and (e) submission of a comprehensive project checklist and progress reports for a feasible and acceptable MD Project or Capstone.

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Unit of study rules


MDMP5211 and MDMP5212 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of MDMP5125 is only required for 2016 and subsequent cohort students.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.