Clinical Trials Research

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research

Master of Clinical Trials Research


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
MASMPAMA-01 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research
MAINPUHE-03 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research
MACLITRR-01 Master of Clinical Trials Research

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is part time only.

 

3 Master's type

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

 

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in Clinical Trials Research courses will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Medicine and will be governed by the resolutions of the Faculty of Medicine.
(2)
Candidates in Clinical Trials Practice courses will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and will be governed by the resolutions of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
(3)
The Deans of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course units not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

 

5 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research
(c)
the Master of Clinical Trials Research
(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.

 

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admission criteria. In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research requires:
a bachelor's degree in a health related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
or
a minimum 5 years professional work experience in a health-related field.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research requires:
a bachelor's degree in a health related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research from the University of Sydney;
or
a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Clinical Trials Research requires:
a bachelor's degree with a first or second class honours in a health related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate with a credit average in at least 12 credit points of core units of study;
or
completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Diploma from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification;
or
or a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice with a credit average in at least 12 credit points of core units of study from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

 

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: Clinical Trials Research
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points of core units of study
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Clinical Trials Research, a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
6 credit points of elective units of study; and
(c)
a 6 credit point capstone unit of study.
(5)
Candidates are required to attend clinical simulation and fieldwork as prescribed. Where appropriate, the Faculty may require individual candidates to undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical study in addition to the above requirements.

 

8 Credit

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research and Master of Clinical Trials Research who have previously completed the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice, may be granted up to a maximum of 6 credit points of credit toward the new award for units of study undertaken in the previous course. Credit shall otherwise be granted in accordance with the Coursework Rule.

9 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 and elect not to proceed under these resolutions 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.