Psychotherapy

Degree resolutions

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Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)

Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy)


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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, 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. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title
MAMEPSYC-03 Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy)
MASMPSYC-01 Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course 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 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 Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy) requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(b)
experience in a clinical area related to mental health;
(c)
current professional indemnity insurance to practice psychotherapy in NSW; and
(d)
satisfactory performance at an interview as required.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy) requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in a health discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health discipline without first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. 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;
(b)
experience in a clinical area related to mental health;
(c)
current professional indemnity insurance to practice psychotherapy in NSW; and
(d)
satisfactory performance at an interview as required.

 

5 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: Psychotherapy.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the master a candidate must successfully complete 72 credit points of core units of study.

 

6 Transitional provisions

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