Sleep Medicine

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 Sleep Medicine

Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine)

Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)


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
GNSLEEPM-01 Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine
GNSLEEPM-01 Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
MASMSLME-01 Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine)

 

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 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 Sleep Medicine
(b)
the Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) or the Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine).
(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 but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a minimum 5 years professional work experience in a health-related field, or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty;
and
(b)
a minimum of 12 months work experience in the field of sleep medicine.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) requires:
(a)
completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine with a credit average;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health related disipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline with work experience equivalent to first or second class honours from the University of Sydney;
and
(b)
a minimum of 12 months work experience in the field of sleep medicine. in an appropriate discipline such as biology or health sciences and a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field 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: Sleep Medicine.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points or core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) or Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
46 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
2 credit points of elective units of study.

 

7 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 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.