Brain and Mind Sciences

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 September 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 Medicine

Graduate Diploma in Medicine

Master of Medicine

Master of Medicine (Advanced)


 

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine

Master of Science in Medicine

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced)


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

GCMEDICI-02

Graduate Certificate in Medicine

GNMEDICI-02

Graduate Diploma in Medicine

MAMEDICI-04

Master of Medicine

MAMEDADV-01

Master of Medicine (Advanced)

 

Code

Course title

GCSCMEDI-01

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine

GNSCMEDI-01

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine

MASCMEDI-01

Master of Science in Medicine

MASCMEAD-01

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced)

 


 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course 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 course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

 

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate certificate
(b)
Graduate Diploma
(c)
Master
(d)
Master (Advanced)
(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)
All Courses are available in the following streams:
(a)
Critical Care Medicine
(b)
HIV, STIs and Sexual health
(c)
Metabolic Health
(d)
Paediatric Medicine
(e)
Psychiatry
(2)
Candidates may transfer between streams with approval from stream Head of Discipline.
(3)
All of the degrees within this course 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 who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(5)
Admission to the Psychiatry stream requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b)
employment in an accredited psychiatry training position or equivalent experience.
(6)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a health related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.
(7)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine will require:
(a)
successful completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(c)
a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a health related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.
(8)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine requires:
(a)
successful completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
A pass bachelor's degree in a health discipline or an equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelor's degree or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.
(9)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) or the Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) requires:
(a)
The candidate to be enrolled in the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine, as applicable;
(b)
The candidate to have an average mark of at least 75 per cent in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream specific units of study; and
(c)
Any other requirements as stated by the Faculty at the time of application.

 

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in stream specific Table of Units of Study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of stream specific units of study;
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Medicine or the Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine a candidate must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of compulsory units of study, and
(b)
24 credit points of stream specific units of study, and
(c)
6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study;
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
12 credit points of compulsory units of study, and
(b)
18 credit points of stream specific units of study, and
(c)
18 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Advanced) or Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) a candidate must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a)
48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine, and
(b)
12 credit points of project, dissertation or stream specific units of study.

 

8 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 formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.

 
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 will complete the requirements for their candidature in accordance with the resolutions and course rules in force at the time of their commencement, provided that those requirements are completed by 1 January 2017. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.