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||Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research
||Master of Qualitative Health Research
The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice, except for the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research, which is part time only.
The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research
the Master of Qualitative Health Research.
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.
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.
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research requires:
a bachelor degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
Admission to the degree of Master of Qualitative Health Research requires:
a bachelor degree in a related discipline including health sciences, allied health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, humanities, arts, law, social sciences, political sciences, policy analysis, international development, social work, marketing, communication, journalism, education, from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Qualitative Health Research.
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Qualitative Health Research a candidate must successfully complete 60 credit points, including:
24 credit points of core units of study;
18 credit points of elective units of study from Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the Table; and
18 credit points of research practice units of study.
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.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 will complete the requirements for their candidature in accordance with the resolutions and course rules in force at the time of their commencement, provided that those requirements are completed by 1 January 2017. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.