Health Law

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Health Law

Master of Health Law


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 title
GNHEALAW-01 Graduate Diploma in Health Law
MAHEALAW-01 Master of Health Law

 

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 a professional master's degree, 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 Law or the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
(b)
the Master of Health Law
(2)
Provided that 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 longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in law, medical science, medicine, nursing or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Health Law requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in law, medical science, medicine, nursing or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study for candidates with a law background.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Health Law are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Health Law. To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Law, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

7 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 of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.