Master of Health Technology Innovation

 

Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation

Master of Health Technology Innovation


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Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GNHLTCIN-01

Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation

MAHLTCIN-01

Master of Health Technology Innovation

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Master's type

The Master's degree in these resolutions is a professional Master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation
(b)
the Master of Health Technology Innovation
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Cross-faculty management

(1)
The Faculty of Engineering & IT is the administering faculty for the course. Candidates in this degree program will be under the general supervision of Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
(2)
The Director of Education Program Development, Charles Perkins Centre, exercises authority in any matter concerned with the cross-faculty course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions, in consultation with the Deans of the participating faculties.

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Master of Health Technology Innovation requires:
(a)
a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent, with a minimum credit average; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma, with a minimum credit average.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation requires:
(a)
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent, with a minimum credit average.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean or nominee may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course/s are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Health Technology Innovation.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation a candidate must complete 60 credit points including:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of the Core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 12 credit points of the Specialist units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 12 credit points of the Foundation units of study. Candidates will be required to select units which complement their prior background and qualifications (subject to assessment by the Academic Director).
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Technology Innovation a candidate must complete 96 credit points including:
(a)
24 credit points of the Core units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 24 credit points of the Specialist units of study; and
(c)
a minimum of 12 credit points of the Project units of study; and
(d)
a maximum of 24 credit points of the Foundation units of study. Candidates will be required to select units which complement their prior background and qualifications (subject to assessment by the Academic Director).
(4)
If a reduction in the volume of learning is given then the candidate is able to apply for an exemption for some course requirements, if evidence can be provided of prior learning (subject to assessment by the Academic Director):
(a)
Candidates will be required to apply any reduced volume of learning awarded to the Foundation or Specialist units of study based on their prior background and qualifications.
(b)
The candidate will then be required to complete the required volume of learning based on the remaining course requirements.

8 Progression Rules

(1)
A candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation must complete 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study before taking any Health Technology Innovation Capstone Project units. Candidates who do not achieve a Credit average may have their eligibility for the Capstone Project subject to review by the Academic Director.
(2)
With permission from the Dean or nominee, a candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation who completed 24 credit points from Core, Specialist or Foundation units of study with at least Distinction average marks may take Health Technology Innovation Dissertation Project units.
(3)
Admission to the Project units of study is subject to availability of supervision and to the approval of the Academic Director.

9 Suspension of candidature

A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the course. Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.

10 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in these courses except where the University of Sydney has a formal cooperation agreement with another university.

11 Course transfer

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

12 Credit for previous study (for non-conferred qualifications only)

(1)
The following Coursework Rules (for non-conferred qualifications) replace the Faculty Coursework Rules for “Credit for previous study” within the “Resolutions of the Faculty (of Engineering and Information Technologies)" for the Master of Health Technology Innovation:
(a)
where postgraduate study has been undertaken at the University of Sydney in one of the embedded courses of the Master of Health Technology Innovation and no award has been conferred, credit may be transferred in full if the units of study are recognised as part of the Master of Health Technology Innovation (subject to credit limits in the table of units of study: Master of Health Technology Innovation), provided the study has been undertaken within the previous three years and subject to approval of the Academic Director. In addition, a credit transfer for the purposes of a course upgrade will require either:
(i)
fulfilment of the admission requirements for the “Admission to Candidature” for the Master of Health Technology Innovation including at least a credit average from the prior qualification used for admission; or
(ii)
completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of the currently enrolled course with at least a credit average;
(b)
where study has been undertaken at postgraduate level and no award has been conferred, credit to a maximum of 50% of the prescribed credit points may be transferred to the Master of Health Technology Innovation, provided:
(i)
the study has been undertaken at the University of Sydney, or at an external institution recognised by the University of Sydney; and
(ii)
the units of study have been completed at credit level or above; and
(iii)
the units are equivalent to Core or Specialist units of study offered under the degree being taken, subject to approval of the Academic Director.
(c)
Credit will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than 10 years at the time of first enrolment.

13 Recognition of Prior Learning (for conferred qualifications only)

(1)
The following Coursework Rules (for conferred qualifications) replace the Faculty Coursework Rules for “Credit for previous study” within the “Resolutions of the Faculty (of Engineering and Information Technologies)” for the Master of Health Technology Innovation and the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation:
(a)
where study has been undertaken and an award has been conferred, candidates who are offered direct admission to the Master of Health Technology Innovation may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 48 credit points provided that study for the conferred award has been undertaken at an external institution recognised by the University of Sydney. Any recognition of prior learning is subject to the following guidelines and requires the approval of the Academic Director:
(i)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for a Graduate Diploma (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in both health and technology fields.
(ii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for a Bachelor's degree with Honours (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in both health and technology fields.
(iii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for a Master's degree (at level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant study in either a health or technology field.
(iv)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a Bachelor's degree (at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in both health and technology fields.
(v)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a Graduate Diploma (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in either a health or technology field.
(vi)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a Bachelor's degree with Honours (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in either a health or technology field.
(vii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 12 credit points for a Graduate Certificate (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in either a health or technology field.
(viii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 12 credit points for a Bachelor's degree (at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in either a health or technology field.
(b)
Where study has been undertaken and an award has been conferred, candidates who are offered direct admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 12 credit points, provided that study for the conferred award has been undertaken at an institution recognised by the University of Sydney. Any recognition for prior learning is subject to the following guidelines and requires the approval of the Academic Director:
(i)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 12 credit points for a Bachelor's degree (at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in both health and technology fields.
(ii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 12 credit points for a Graduate Diploma (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in either a health or technology field.
(iii)
the maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 12 credit points for a Bachelor's degree with Honours (at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework) including relevant studies in either a health or technology field.

14 Satisfactory progress

Progression is subject to the Coursework Rule. A candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation who has failed to meet these progression rules will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation, depending on the credit points successfully completed.

15 Time Limit

(1)
A candidate for the Master of Health Technology Innovation shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters.
(2)
A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of two semesters and a maximum of enrolment of ten semesters.

16 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015.