Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics

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.

See the Policy Online website: sydney.edu.au/policy, for copies of University policies.

 

Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)

Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)


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
KC077 Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)
KC078 Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time only.

3 Master's type

The master's degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses 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, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(3)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) requires:
a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field or successful completion of the preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.

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: Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) or Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
44 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
4 credit points of elective 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.

 

Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy

Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the 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 and Postgraduate Research Higher Degree Training Supervision at the University of Sydney.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title
KC085 Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) / Master of Philosophy (For international candidates only)
KC086 Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) / Master of Philosophy (For international candidates only)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.

3 Master's type

The coursework master's degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
These double degrees are only available to international students and 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, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award. Domestic applicants should apply for admission to KC077 Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) or KC078 Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and/or KC083 Master of Philosophy.
(2)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b)
submission of a research topic of interest for advanced study and research.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification. Applicants normally must have completed a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field, or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty; this requirement may be waived if the applicant has obtained at least a credit in the highest course available in the subject(s) relevant to the proposed course of advanced study and research.
(b)
submission of a research topic of interest for advanced study and research.
(4)
Admission to candidature will be conditional upon the appointment of an appropriate supervisor and associate supervisor.

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: Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the double degree candidates must:
(a)
fulfil the requirements for award of the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) or the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics); and
(b)
fulfil the requirements for award of the Master of Philosophy and enrol in a minimum of 48 credit points of research units of study. The requirement to undertake a 6 credit point Research Methods unit of study in the Master of Philosophy will be waived for candidates in the double degree.

6 Course transfer

(1)
Once a candidate of the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy has successfully completed the coursework requirements the candidate may abandon the double degree and elect to be awarded the single degree of Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(2)
Once a candidate of the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy has successfully completed the coursework requirements the candidate may abandon the double degree and elect to be awarded the single degree of Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(3)
Once a candidate of the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy, or the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy has successfully completed the coursework requirements the candidate may abandon the double degree and may apply to transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy with credit.

7 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.