Pain Management

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 2013. 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 Pain Management

Graduate Diploma in Pain Management

Master of Medicine (Pain Management)

Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)


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
KG008 Graduate Certificate in Pain Management
KF065
Graduate Diploma in Pain Management
KC057 Master of Medicine (Pain Management)
KC058 Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)

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 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 Pain Management
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management
(c)
the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) or Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management).
(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 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 and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management 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 a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(5)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) requires:
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma, or equivalent qualification;
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline without first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelor's degree or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.

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: Pain Management.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management 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 (Pain Management) or Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) 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 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2013 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2013 who formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2013 and elect not to proceed under these resolutions complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.