Health Security

 

Graduate Certificate in Health Security

Graduate Diploma in Health Security

Master of Health Security


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GCHLTSEC-01 Graduate Certificate in Health Security
GNHLTSEC-0 Graduate Diploma in Health Security
MAHLTSEC-01 Master of Health Security

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Health Security
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Health Security
(c)
the Master of Health Security
(2)
A candidate for the graduate certificate or graduate diploma may apply to progress to a longer course in this sequence, providing the candidate meets the admission requirements for that course. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Cross-faculty management

Candidates in this degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Master of Health Security. The Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the School of Medicine shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Health Security requires;
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Health Security requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney with a minimum 60% average calculated over the whole degree, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Security with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Health Security requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Health Security with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for the Health Security subject area,
(2)
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Health Security are required to complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a maximum of 12 credit points of core elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Security a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a maximum of 24 credit points of core elective units of study.
(4)
Candidates for the Master of Health Security are required to complete 96 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 36 credit points of core elective units of study, including a specialisation; and
(c)
a maximum of 30 credit points of elective units of study (with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the Health Security subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including units of study offered by other faculties) and;
(d)
a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

8 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the Master's degree. A specialisation requires the completion of at least 36 credit points chosen from the units of study listed in the table for that specialisation, unless candidates are exempted on the basis of recognised prior learning. Units of study counted towards one specialisation may not count toward any other. The specialisations available are:
(a)
Human and Animal Biosecurity
(b)
Biodefence and Biosafety; and
(c)
Agrosecurity

9 Recognition of Prior Learning

(1)
Waivers and credit may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning.
(2)
Credit may be granted for up to 50% of course requirements for relevant incomplete postgraduate qualifications.
(3)
Candidates offered direct admission to the Master of Health Security may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 48 credit points, subject to the following:
(a)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for bachelor's degree at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework with a major in a discipline of medicine, veterinary science, nursing, health sciences, the Social Sciences, Humanities or Law or as defined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and subject to the specialisation selected;
(b)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for a qualification at level 8 or higher of the Australian Qualifications Framework in a discipline in medicine, veterinary science, nursing, health sciences, the Social Sciences, Humanities or Law, and subject to the specialisation selected; and
(c)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.
(4)
The maximum combined credit and reduction in the volume of learning for prior study granted to a candidate will not exceed 50% of the requirements of the course.

10 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2016.