The University of Sydney Medical School Handbook 2018

As one of the Asia Pacific region's most highly rated education and research institutions, The University of Sydney Medical School offers unparalleled opportunities to study medicine in Australia.

Our graduates play leading roles in health fields around the world and our research investigates diseases which affect millions of lives, including cancer, obesity, chronic disease and ageing, neurosciences and mental health, infectious diseases, and reproductive, maternal and child health.

University changes to faculty structure

In 2018, the faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy became schools within a new, combined faculty called the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

For students in these faculties, current courses and units of study offered through the previous faculties will continue as the University transitions to the new faculty. Most of you will not see any difference in your day-to-day interaction with the University, however some administrative processes may change and the individual handbooks for Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy will be maintained for 2018.

Existing faculty resolutions, including award course resolutions, will transfer to the new faculty. The University of Sydney (Governance of Faculties and University Schools) Rule 2016 (324KB PDF) covers the management and governance framework for the new faculty. Any future changes to academic programs offered will be developed and approved through the University’s normal mechanisms involving the faculty, the Academic Board and the University Senate.

Detailed changes

1. The Faculty of Dentistry becomes the University of Sydney School of Dentistry, to be known as Sydney Dental School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Dentistry courses will be in the Dentistry handbook.

2. The Faculty of Medicine becomes the University of Sydney School of Medicine, to be known as Sydney Medical School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Medicine courses will be in the Sydney Medical School handbook.

3. The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery becomes the University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, to be known as Sydney Nursing School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Nursing and Midwifery courses will be in the Sydney Nursing School handbook.

4.The Faculty of Pharmacy becomes the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, to be known as Sydney Pharmacy School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Information regarding Pharmacy courses will be in the Pharmacy handbook.