Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)

 

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery

Master of Advanced Surgery


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 School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GCADVSUR-01 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery
GNADVSUR-01 Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery
MAADVSUR-01 Master of Advanced Surgery

 

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 degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery
(c)
the Master of Advanced Surgery.
(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 Stream

(1)
The courses are available in the following streams:
(a)
Breast Surgery
(b)
Uro-Oncology.

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Applicants must apply for a stream, it is not possible to complete the course with no stream. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements and the requirements for their chosen stream. Available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty 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 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Advanced Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(5)
Admission to the Breast Surgery stream also requires:
(a)
a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent; and
(b)
acceptance into or completion of post-fellowship breast surgery training program or equivalent; or
(c)
a minimum of 3 years’ experience in breast surgery.
(6)
Admission to the Uro-Oncology stream also requires:
(a)
completion of Part 2 of the FRACS exam or equivalent; and
(b)
acceptance into a clinical uro-oncology fellowship training program; or
(c)
completion of a uro-oncology fellowship within last 5 years.

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Tables of Units of Study for the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery and Master of Advanced Surgery.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgery a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Surgery a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Advanced Surgery a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
12 credit points of capstone core units of study; and
(b)
24 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
(c)
12 credit points of elective units of study.

8 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate for the degree of master or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.
(2)
A candidate for the graduate certificate or graduate diploma may elect to transfer to a longer award.

9 Commencement of these resolutions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020.