HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Degree resolutions

Sydney Medical School resolutions and the printed handbook are the official statement of faculty policy. The resolutions contained in the printed handbook are accurate as at October 2013. If a conflict is perceived between the content of the printed handbook and information available elsewhere, Sydney Medical School resolutions and the information available in the handbook online shall always take precedence.

See the Policy Online website: sydney.edu.au/policy, for copies of University policies.

 

Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health


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 2010 (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

KF069

Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

KC097

Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The masters degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
(b)
Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
(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 Streams

(1)
The Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health and the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health is available in the following streams:
(a)
Clinical Medicine
(b)
Counselling
(c)
Laboratory
(d)
Nursing
(e)
Public Health
(2)
Candidates may transfer between streams with approval from Head of Discipline.
(3)
The degrees of Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health and Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health shall be awarded in the stream in which the candidate enrols. The testamur for the degree shall specify the stream.

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field or pass a preliminary examinations(s) as prescribed by the faculty.
(3)
Admission to the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health requires:
A master's degree;
or
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field or pass a preliminary examinations(s) as prescribed by the faculty;
or
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma in this discipline, or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent.

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of units of study: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
24 credit points of stream specific core units of study; and
(c)
6 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the master's degree a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
24 credit points of stream-specific core units of study; and
(c)
12 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

 

Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health/Master of Philosophy


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 2010 (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

KC098

Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health/Master of Philosophy (for AusAID candidates only)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Master's type

The master's degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Streams

(1)
Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health is available in the following streams:
(a)
Clinical Medicine
(b)
Counselling
(c)
Laboratory
(d)
Nursing
(e)
Public Health
(2)
Candidates may transfer between streams with approval from Head of Discipline.
(3)
The degree of Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health/Master of Philosophy shall be awarded in the stream in which the candidate enrols. The testamur for the degree shall specify the stream.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
This double degree is only available to AusAID students and places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
Domestic applicants should apply for admission to KC097 Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health and KC083 Master of Philosophy.
(2)
Admission to the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health/Master of Philosophy requires:
a master's degree;
or
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
A bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field or pass a preliminary examinations(s) as prescribed by the faculty.
(3)
Admission to candidature will be conditional upon the appointment of an appropriate supervisor and associate supervisor.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of units of study: HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the double degree candidates must successfully complete 48 credit points for the award of the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health, including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study;
and
(b)
a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points of additional core units of study for the double degree;
and
(c)
24 credit points of stream-specific core units of study
or
24 credit points of stream specific core units and 6 credit points of stream specific elective units of study;
and
(d)
fulfil the requirements for award of the Master of Philosophy and enrol in 48 credit points of research units of study.

7 Progression Rules

Before progressing to the Master of Philosophy, candidates must:
(a)
complete the requirements of the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health with an average mark of at least 65 per cent;
(b)
successfully complete the additional core units of study for the double degree;
(c)
submit a research proposal which will detail a course of advanced study and research;
and
(d)
gain approval from the Course Coordinator.

8 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may abandon the double degree and elect to complete the Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health or Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(2)
A candidate may apply to transfer from the Master of Philosophy in the double degree, to the Doctor of Philosophy with credit. Successful candidates shall cease to be a candidate for the double degree and elect to complete the Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.