International Ophthalmology

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology

Master of International Ophthalmology


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
GNINTOPH-01 Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology
MAINTOPH-01 Master of International Ophthalmology

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses 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 Stream

(1)
The Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology, and the Master of International Ophthalmology are available in the following streams:
(a)
Community Ophthalmology
(b)
Post Vocational Ophthalmology

 

5 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses for each stream in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology
(b)
the Master of International Ophthalmology.
(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 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 Diploma of International Ophthalmology requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Master of International Ophthalmology requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Applicants from countries without established vocational (Specialist) ophthalmology training programs and working in an ophthalmology unit are eligible for admission to the Community Ophthalmology stream.
(5)
Applicants who are overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and:
(a)
who have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practice as ophthalmologists in their country of residency; or
(b)
who are eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their country of residence;
are eligible for admission to the Post Vocational Ophthalmology stream.

 

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: International Ophthalmology.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology a candidate in the Community Ophthalmology stream must successfully complete 36 credit points of core units of study from Part 1 of the Table of units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology a candidate in the Post Vocational Ophthalmology stream must successfully complete 36 credit points of core units of study from Part 2 of the Table of units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of International Ophthalmology a candidate in the Community Ophthalmology stream must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study from Part 1 of the Table of units of study, and
(b)
12 credit points of units of study from Part 3 of the Table of units of study.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Master of International Ophthalmology a candidate in the Post Vocational Ophthalmology stream must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study from Part 2 of the Table of units of study, and
(b)
12 credit points of units of study from Part 3 of the Table of units of study.

 

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These course resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these course resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the course resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.