Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery)


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 and stream title
KF070 Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery
KC102 Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery)

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 Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery
(b)
the Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery).
(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 longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available 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 and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(b)
appropriate medical indemnity; and
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and be eligible to undertake a subspecialty fellowship in the final year of accredited training;
or
applicants must be registered to practice ophthalmology in their state, territory or country.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(b)
appropriate medical indemnity; and
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and be eligible to undertake a subspecialty fellowship in the final year of accredited training;
or
applicants must be registered to practice ophthalmology in their state, territory or country.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery a candidate must complete 36 credit points of prescribed core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) a candidate must complete 48 credit points comprising:
(a)
36 credit points of prescribed core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of research leading to a dissertation.