Faculty Handbook Errata 2014

The following updates should be read in conjunction with the complete published version of the handbook found at sydney.edu.au/handbooks.

Any enquiries related to the updates should be directed to the faculty.

Agriculture and Environment

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 6/2/2014.

Architecture, Design and Planning

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 25/11/2013.

Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 23/09/2013.

Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate

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 1 PHIL2642 Critical thinking. The pre-requisites should be 12 Junior credit points.

Table A Philosophy

Table A Philosophy descriptions

 

Table A Philosophy

Table A Philosophy descriptions

02/01/2014

Business School Postgraduate

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Master of Commerce - Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS)

From 2014, this program will no longer be accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).


Master of Commerce

 

 

Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS) 20/08/2014

Business School Undergraduate

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Bachelor of Commerce - Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS)

From 2014, this program will no longer be accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).


Bachelor of Commerce

 

 

Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS) 20/08/2014
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Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) - Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS)

From 2014, this program will no longer be accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS) 20/08/2014
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Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws - Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS)

From 2014, this program will no longer be accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

 Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws Professional accrediation requirements - Australian Computer Society (ACS)  20/08/2014
4 BUSS2100
Business Placement A (Internship). Elective unit of study has been removed as an elective option for the following majors.

Accounting major

Accounting units of study

Business Information Systems major

Business Information Systems units of study

Commercial Law major

Commercial Law major

Finance major

Finance units of study

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management units of study

International Business major

International Business units of study

Management major

Management units of study

Marketing major

Marketing major

Quantitative Business Analysis major

Quantitative Business Analysis units of study

Electives 20/08/2014

Dentistry

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 2/12/2013.

Education and Social Work Postgraduate

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 1 EDPD5013
Pedagogy and Students with ASD. Elective unit of study has been cancelled

Special and inclusive education unit of study table

Special and inclusive education unit of study listing

 

Unit of study Table

Unit of study listing

1/07/2014

Education and Social Work Undergraduate and Graduate Entry

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 25/10/2013.

Engineering and Information Technologies Postgraduate

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 25/10/2013.

Engineering and Information Technologies Postgraduate

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 25/10/2013.

Graduate Studies

The 2014 handbook has not been published

Health Sciences

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 1 Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
Requirements for award 6.3 should read:
(3) To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a) 12 credit points of core units listed in the Developmental Disability Table; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of a capstone unit listed in the Developmental Disability Table
(c) 30 credit points of elective units, including a minimum of 12 credit points of units chosen from the Developmental Disability Table and a maximum of 18 credit points of elective units, chosen, with the approval of the Dean, from other postgraduate units offered in the Faculty or by other faculties in the University.

Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)

Course resolution 7/02/2014

Pharmacy

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 25/11/2013.

Science Postgraduate

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 1 Senate Resolution 4. Double Degrees. Total credit points for LH026 Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics should be 240

Senate Resolutions

 

Senate Resolutions 4. Double Degrees 15/01/2014
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Senate Resolutions 3 Combined Degrees Total credit points for GH021 Bachelor of Science and Master of Nursing should be 192cp

Senate Resolutions

Senate Resolutions 4. Combined Degrees

14/3/2014
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Senate Resolutions 6 Graduate Certificates Abbreviation for LG035 Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management should be GradCertMarSciMgt

Senate Resolutions

Senate Resolutions 6. Graduate Certificate

14/3/2014

Science Undergraduate

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 1 Senate Resolution 4. Double Degrees. Total credit points for LH026 Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics should be 240

Senate Resolutions

 

Senate Resolutions 4. Double Degrees 15/01/2014
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Insertion of prohibited unit: ECON1003

No student in any degree administered by the Faculty of Science (including those degrees jointly administered by the Faculty of Science and another faculty) shall be permitted to undertake ECON1003. No exception is made for students in the BSc/BA or the BLAS degrees. ECON1003 has been deemed mutually exclusive with units in Table 1 – namely MATH1111, MATH1011, MATH1001, MATH1901 and MATH1906.

Students in the BSc/BA or the BLAS degrees wishing to complete an Economics major are not affected, as ECON1003 does not form part of the major.

Students wishing to undertake ECON1003 should consider taking one of MATH1111, MATH1011, MATH1001, MATH1901 and MATH1906 instead.

Students in any degree administered by the Faculty of Science who have completed ECON1003 as part of their degree prior to 2014 shall be made an exception. They will be permitted to count ECON1003 towards completion of their degree.

Study in other faculties

Study in other faculties 21/02/2014
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Insertion of prohibited unit: BUSS1020

No student in any degree administered by the Faculty of Science (including those degrees jointly administered by the Faculty of Science and another faculty) shall be permitted to undertake BUSS1020. This unit has been has been deemed mutually exclusive with units in Table 1 – namely MATH1005, MATH1015 and MATH1905.

Study in other faculties

Study in other faculties 21/02/2014
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Removal of ECON1003 from Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This has been deemed a prohibited unit of study.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences unit of study table

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences unit of study table

21/02/2014
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Senate Resolutions 3 Combined Degrees Total credit points for GH021 Bachelor of Science and Master of Nursing should be 192cp

Senate Resolutions

Senate Resolutions 4. Combined Degrees

14/3/2014
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Senate Resolutions 6 Graduate Certificates Abbreviation for LG035 Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management should be GradCertMarSciMgt

Senate Resolutions

Senate Resolutions 6. Graduate Certificate

14/3/2014
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Change of co-requisites for MICR3032 Molecular Microbiology Concepts

Note: Students undertaking a major in microbiology must take MICR3042 or MICR3942.This Unit of Study introduces students to key areas of research in molecular microbiology. Building on knowledge gained in MICR2012 and MICR2022, as well as MBLG1001, it brings in areas of microbial evolution, pathogenesis, physiology, ecology, biotechnology and genetics, with each key theme explored with a series of 6 lectures led by an expert in the field. Lectures will be complemented with practical/tutorial sessions that explore recent research in these areas. It is strongly recommended that students also take the complementary unit of study MICR3042 or MICR3942. One of these two units is a required co-requisite for students completing a major in Microbiology.

Table 1 Cell pathology

Table 1 Microbiology

 

Table 1 - Cell pathology

 

Table 1 - Microbiology

 7/4/2014
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Change of co-requisites for MICR3932 Molecular Microbiology Concepts (Adv)

Note: Students undertaking a major in microbiology must take MICR3042 or MICR3942. This unit of study introduces students to key areas of research in molecular microbiology. Building on knowledge gained in MICR2012 and MICR2022, as well as MBLG1001, it brings in areas of microbial evolution, pathogenesis, physiology, ecology, biotechnology and genetics, with each key theme explored with a series of 6 lectures led by an expert in the field. Lectures will be complemented with practical/tutorial sessions that teach students how to research, write, review and evaluate scientific literature for publication. It is strongly recommended that students also take the complementary unit of study, MICR3042 or MICR3942. One of these two units is a required co-requisite for students completing a major in Microbiology.

Table 1 Cell pathology

Table 1 Microbiology

Table 1 - Cell pathology

 

Table 1 -  Microbiology
 7/4/2014

 

Sydney College of the Arts

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 29/08/2013.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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 1 VSAO5626 Advanced Opera Performance Stage 4
 Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Maree Ryan, Stephen Mould Session: Semester 2 Classes: Stagecraft 12x1 hr seminar/classes; Movement 12x1 hr classes Prerequisites: VSAO5625 Assessment: Stagecraft/Movement Practical Classes (50%); Reflective Journal (20%); Performance Assessment (30%) OR Opera Australia Developing Artist Project: Role Performance (100%).
 
This unit continues to develop the primary communication tools of stagecraft, acting and movement as they apply to performing on the operatic stage. Continuing to survey the major schools of acting, this unit develops and refines methodologies and strategies for establishing expert stage skills in opera performance, building the performer's role as expert and confident communicator. Skills in movement and movement style are facilitated by separate classes in dance. The unit is application based, allowing students to experiment with implementation of critical theoretical ideas in a performing environment.
Much of the work of these courses is associated with rehearsal and performance of mainstage and chamber operas scheduled by SCM, in recognition of the crucial role these performances play in synthesizing the vocal, musical, linguistic, stylistic and dramatic threads undertaken in the Masters in Music Studies (Opera Performance).

Opera Australia Developing Artist Project
This unique opportunity enables a select number of students in the final year of the Masters in Music Studies (Opera Performance) to undertake a study role at Opera Australia. Students will be selected by Opera Australia music staff, and will undertake to learn a role currently being performed by OA. Rehearsals of the role at OA will be the focus of the students' study. The memorized role will be performed for assessment by SCM vocal staff at the end of the rehearsal period with OA.


 

Sydney Law School

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Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

Requirements for award 5. should read:
Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment.
Candidates must complete 24 credit points of units of study, comprising:
 
(i) 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(ii) 12 credit points of core unit of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background

Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

Course resolution 11/02/2014
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Resolutions of the Faculty

Section 4. Credit for previious study is replaced as follows:

4 Credit for previous study
(1) The Coursework Rule specifies the general conditions for the granting of credit for previous study towards courses in this faculty. Advice regarding the granting of credit for undergraduate courses and the Juris Doctor can be found in the relevant course resolutions. Postgraduate students may apply for credit for units of study completed outside the Faculty.  Previous study may include study completed prior to enrolment. At the discretion of the Dean, such credit may be granted on the following conditions:
(a) Postgraduate students must complete at least 50% of their course requirements from units of study listed in the table of units specified for their course.
 (b) Where students outside the Faculty of Law are permitted to transfer their enrolment to a postgraduate course in the Faculty of Law, the Dean may grant credit for previous studies of up to 50% of the requirements of their course.
(c) Subject to paragraph (a), the Dean may permit postgraduate students to satisfy up to 25% of their course requirements from units of study previously completed in the Faculty on a non-award basis. The value of credit may not exceed 25% of the student's course requirements.
(d) Subject to paragraph (e), credit will not be given for units of study which are or have been credited towards the award of another course.
(e) Credit cannot be given for units of study towards the requirements of two awards, except for postgraduate students who have graduated with a graduate diploma previously awarded by the Faculty of  Law, who may apply to have relevant units  from that graduate diploma  credited towards a master’s degree in the Faculty of Law.
(f) Postgraduate students may not enrol in units of study for credit to a course which are, in the opinion of the Dean, substantially similar to other units of study for which credit has been given.
(g) The subject matter of the units of study for which credit is sought must, in the opinion of the Dean, be sufficiently relevant to the course of study in which the student is currently enrolled.
(h) The work completed for the other course must, in the opinion of the Dean, be of a sufficient standard.
(i) Credit may not be given for previous or current work which takes the form of a supervised or unsupervised independent research project.  However, this provision does not apply to a coursework unit that is assessed partly or wholly by a research paper.
(j) Postgraduate students who are given such credit are not thereby exempted from fulfilling the requirements for that award course, including the completion of any compulsory units that currently apply.

 Resolutions of the Faculty Section 4. Credit for previous study  11/8/2014

Sydney Medical School

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Please note the following changes:

PUBH5025 Physical Activity and Public Health - Compulsory attendance at 2 x 1 day workshops, followed by two weeks on line discussion.Assessment: Attendance and participation at workshop (10% 20%), participation in two weeks on-line discussion (10%), 1x written assignment (1500-2000 words) (80%)

PUBH5026 Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing - Classes: face-to-face/ on-campus 2-day residential workshop (lectures, workshops, small group sessions, and student participation and student presentations) + 2 weeks of online discussions

PUBH5117 Communicable Disease Control - Prerequisite removed. Prerequisites: PUBH5010 (or equivalent)

PUBH5212 Categorical Data Analysis - Students studying in distance mode must have access to a computer running a version of Microsoft Windows compatible with the latest version of SAS

PUBH5213 Survival Analysis -Students studying in distance mode must have access to a computer running a version of Microsoft Windows compatible with the latest version of SAS

Public Health unit of study table

Public Health unit of study descriptions

International Public Health unit of study table

International Public Health unit of study descriptions

 

Public Health table

Public Health descriptions

 

International Public Health table

International Public Health descriptions

23/01/2014
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SURG5034 Surgical Anatomy based on RACS Part 1  - available semester 1 and semester 2.

Surgery unit of study table

Surgery unit of study descriptions

Surgery table

 

Surgery descriptions

10/2/2014
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Please note the following changes:

MIPH5115 Women's and Children's Health

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Heather JefferyRobert Cumming, Dr Ying Zhang Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 9 weeks. Also offered fully online. Assessment: 1x1500 word essay, problem based (60%), Short essay (team of 4 and formative) 20%, tutorial facilitation (15%), peer evaluation (5%) 1x2000 word individual assignment, (50%), 1x 2000 word group assignment  (30%), tutorial participation (20%)Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day or online

International Public Health unit of study descriptions International Public Health descriptions  10/06/2014
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PMED5051
Leadership in Medicine
is not on offer in Semester 22014

Paediatric medicine unit of study table

Paediatric medicine unit of study table

Paediatric medicine unit of study table

Paediatric medicine unit of study descriptions

4/07/2014

 

Sydney Nursing School

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 7/11/2013.

Veterinary Science

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Please note the following units of study have been deleted from the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course structure, commencing in 2014:

  • CHEM1001 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
  • CHEM1002 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B

Please refer to the current Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course structure, at this address: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/bvetbiol-dvm/structure.shtml

Unit of study table

Unit of study descriptions

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine unit of study table

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine unit of study descriptions

19/2/2014