Infection and Immunity

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.

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Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity

Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity

Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity)

Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity)


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
GCINFIMM-01 Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity
GNINFIMM-01 Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity
MAMEINIM-01 Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity)
MASMINIM-01 Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity)

 

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 degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses, 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 Infection and Immunity
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity
(c)
the Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity); or
the Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity)
(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 Infection and Immunity requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in science, medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, veterinary science or agricultural science from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a health-related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity requires:
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate, or equivalent qualification;
or
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in science, medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, veterinary science or agricultural science from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity) requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(5)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity) requires:
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma, or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours in science, medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, veterinary science or agricultural science fom the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a pass bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, and completion of a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field after the completion of the degree.

 

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: Infection and Immunity.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity 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.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity) or Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
24 credit points of elective units of study.

 

7 Credit for previous studies

The maximum credit a candidate can receive for previous studies (not undertaken as a component of an embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma) is not to exceed six credit points.

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 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.