Public Health

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 Diploma in Public Health

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)


Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)


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
GNPUHEAL-02 Graduate Diploma in Public Health
MAPUHEAL-05 Master of Public Heath
MAPUHEPP-01 Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
MAPUHCDP-01 Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)

 

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 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 Public Health
(b)
the Master of Public Health
(c)
the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) or the Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention).
(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 in the Graduate Diploma in Public Health and Master of Public Health 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, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Public Health requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification
(3)
Admission to the degree of Master of Public Health requires:
(a)
completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Diploma with at least a credit average in the core units of study;
or
(b)
a bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, medical science, nursing, allied health (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry), dentistry, veterinary science, education, communication and journalism, science, arts, psychology, social science, political science, policy analysis, government, international relations, engineering, architecture, mathematics, law, economics, commerce, business, accounting and marketing from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification
(4)
Available places in the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) and the Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) will be offered to applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria:
(a)
the applicant to be enrolled in Master of Public Health;
(b)
the applicant to have a weighted average mark of at least 75 per cent in the first 24 credit points of core coursework; and
(c)
any other requirements as stated by the faculty at the time of application.

 

6 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: Public Health.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health 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, with a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 1 of the Table.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
32 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
16 credit points of elective units of study, with a minimum of 8 credit points from Part 1 of the Table.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) or the Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) a candidate must successfully complete 60 credit points, including:
(a)
48 credit points as required for the Master of Public Health; and
(b)
12 credit points of practice placement or 12 credit points of prevention units of study.

 

7 Progression rules

A candidate for the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) or the Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention) will not be allowed to suspend candidature apart from in exceptional circumstances and then only with the prior approval of the workplace supervisor before applying to the faculty for suspension.

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 complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.