Ophthalmic Science

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science

Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science)

Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science)


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
GNOPHTSC-01 Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science
MAMEOPSC-01 Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science)
MASMOPSC-01 Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science)

 

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 Diploma in Ophthalmic Science
(b)
the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) or the Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science).
(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 Streams

(1)
The Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science and Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) are available in the following streams:
Oculoplastic Surgery
(2)
Candidates may transfer between streams with approval from Head of Discipline.
(3)
The degree of Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science and Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) shall be awarded in the stream in which the candidate enrols. The testamur for the degree shall specify the stream.

 

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 in Ophthalmic Science requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a non-health related discipline without first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed plus professional work experience equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelor's degree in a health related field or pass a preliminary examinations/s as prescribed by the Faculty;
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 Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) requires:
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma, or equivalent qualification
or
a bachelor's degree in a health related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health related discipline without first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification., plus professional work experience in a health-related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelor's degree or pass a preliminary examinations/s as prescribed by the Faculty.
(5)
Applicants who have:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(b)
appropriate medical indemnity insurance cover;
and
(c)
completed 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
are registered to practice ophthalmology in their state, territory or country;
are eligible for admission to a stream.

 

7 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: Ophthalmic Science.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) or Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points of core units of study.