Bioethics

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 November 2014. 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 Certificate in Bioethics

Graduate Diploma in Bioethics

Master of Bioethics


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

GCBIOETI-02

Graduate Certificate in Bioethics 

GNBIOETI-02

Graduate Diploma in Bioethics

MABIOETI-02

Master of Bioethics

 


 

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.

 

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
(c)
Master of Bioethics
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any course in this sequence. Only the highest 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. 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 Certificate in Bioethics requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of Science, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law or other relevant field.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of Science, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law or other relevant field; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Bioethics requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a credit average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of Science, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law or other relevant field; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma or equivalent qualification.

 

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: Bioethics.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points including:
(a)
6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study.
(c)
6 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table of units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points including:
(a)
6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
(c)
18 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table of units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Bioethics coursework pathway a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points including:
(a)
6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b)
24 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
(c)
18 credit points from Part 2 of the Table of units of study.
(5)
Subject to the availability of supervision and suitable projects, candidates with a credit average in 24 credit points of study from the Master degree may be admitted to the research pathway.
(6)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Bioethics research pathway a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points including:
(a)
6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b)
24 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
(c)
6 credit point from Part 2 of the Table of unit of study; and
(d)
12 credit points from Part 3 of the Table of units of Study.

 

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and persons 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, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.