Health Policy

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 Health Policy

Graduate Diploma in Health Policy

Master of Health Policy


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
GCHEAPOL-01 Graduate Certificate in Health Policy
GNHEAPOL-01 Graduate Diploma in Health Policy
MAHEAPOL-01 Master of Health Policy

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for the Master of Health Policy and the Graduate Diploma in Health Policy is full time or part time according to candidate choice. The attendance pattern for the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy is part time only.

 

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 Certificate in Health Policy
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Health Policy
(c)
the Master of Health Policy.
(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 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, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 1 year of work experience in a policy related field;
or
(b)
A minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a policy related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Health Policy requires:
(a)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate, or equivalent qualification;
or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 1 year of work experience in a policy related field;
(4)
Admission to the Master of Health Policy degree requires:
(a)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate;
or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma, or equivalent qualification;
or
(c)
a bachelor's degree with a first or second class honours from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 1 year of work experience in a policy related field.

 

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: Health Policy.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate of Health Policy a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
6 credit points of elective units of study, or other postgraduate units of study as approved by the course coordinator.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Health Policy a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study, or other postgraduate units of study as approved by the course coordinator.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Policy a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study, or other postgraduate units of study as approved by the course coordinator.

 

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 formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions 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.