Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) – MAHSDEDI2000

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability)

Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)


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 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), 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.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title
GCHSDEDI-01 Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
MAHSDEDI-02 Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)

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 Policy.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
(b)
the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability) and the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a credit average from the University of Sydney, in a discipline related to the course specialisation, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
general and professional qualifications and/or experience that will satisfy the Dean that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue postgraduate studies; or
(c)
in the case of the Master's degree, completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability) from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Graduate Certificate / Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability).
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability) a candidate must complete 24 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of core units listed in the Developmental Disability Table; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units, including a minimum of 6 credit points of units chosen from the Developmental Disability Table and a maximum of 6 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.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) a candidate must complete 72 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)
a minimum of 30 credit points of elective units chosen from the Developmental Disability Table; and
(d)
a maximum of 24 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

7 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 Science (Developmental Disability) may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 24 credit points, subject to the following:
(a)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a qualification at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework in a discipline related to the course specialisation, or an equivalent qualification.
(b)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Faculty of Health Sciences to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a Graduate Certificate in a discipline related to the course specialisation.
(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.

8 Course transfer

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

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time. Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2012 may opt to enrol in GSDD5200 Disability Theory (6cp) as an elective.