Clinical Neurophysiology

 

Clinical Neurophysiology

Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a) 48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine
(b) 12 credit points of project units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Compulsory units

Compulsory units - Graduate Diploma

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.

Compulsory units - Master of Medicine, Master of Science in Medicine, Master of Medicine (Advanced)

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Rachel Shparberg Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums Assessment: Online quizzes (20%); video assignments (30%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); online exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is compulsory for all Clinical Neurophysiology students. Students can apply for a waiver if they have completed equivalent study within the last 5 years. Evidence of previous study and successful completion of an examination is required.
This unit of study provides the core anatomical, physiological and technical knowledge required for the practice of clinical neurophysiology. In order to obtain and interpret information regarding the function of the neural systems, clinicians must be able to accurately record and quantify electrical signals from a myriad of neurological structures. This unit describes the methods by which these electrical signals are generated, recorded, processed and presented for interpretation. It also examines the neurological systems and processes responsible for signal generation, and introduces the role of clinical neurophysiology in diagnosis of systemic disease.
Textbooks
(Recommended) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Bear, Connors and Paradiso, 4th ed 2015, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Clinical Neurophysiology by Daube and Rubin, 4th ed 2016, Oxford University Press; The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer by Blum and Rutkove, 2007, Humana Press inc.

Stream Specific units

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Rachel Shparberg Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums Assessment: Online quizzes (20%); video assignments (30%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); online exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is compulsory for all Clinical Neurophysiology students. Students can apply for a waiver if they have completed equivalent study within the last 5 years. Evidence of previous study and successful completion of an examination is required.
This unit of study provides the core anatomical, physiological and technical knowledge required for the practice of clinical neurophysiology. In order to obtain and interpret information regarding the function of the neural systems, clinicians must be able to accurately record and quantify electrical signals from a myriad of neurological structures. This unit describes the methods by which these electrical signals are generated, recorded, processed and presented for interpretation. It also examines the neurological systems and processes responsible for signal generation, and introduces the role of clinical neurophysiology in diagnosis of systemic disease.
Textbooks
(Recommended) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Bear, Connors and Paradiso, 4th ed 2015, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Clinical Neurophysiology by Daube and Rubin, 4th ed 2016, Oxford University Press; The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer by Blum and Rutkove, 2007, Humana Press inc.
CLNP5002 Diagnostic Electroencephalography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karen Storchenegger Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, discussion forums, 2 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Critical Care and Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Electroencephalography (EEG) forms the basis of multiple neurophysiological techniques and is a powerful tool in its own right. This unit will introduce the standardised systems and nomenclature for EEG recordings, examine the characteristics of normal recordings and, using a case based approach illustrate the pathological changes associated with intracranial lesions, systemic disease and critical illness. The utility of EEG in the diagnosis of seizure disorders will be examined in detail.
Textbooks
Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: basic principles, clinical applications, and related fields by Niedermeyer, Ernst; Schmoer, Donald L; Lopes da Silva, F.H 2011 - Sixth Edition; Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography by Ebersole, John S; Husain, Aatif M; Nordii, Douglas R 2015- Fourth Edition; Current Practice of Clinical Electroencephalography by Ebersole, John S; Pedley, Timothy A 2003- Third Edition
CLNP5003 Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor James Burrell Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Quizzes (10%); 2 x short answer questions (20%); clinical case reviews (10%) report writing (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); final exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Clinical neurophysiologists are required to have expertise in a number of different diagnostic and monitoring modalities. This unit will use a case based approach to cover the most commonly used diagnostic techniques (other than EEG) and will focus on nerve conduction studies and sensory evoked potential recordings.
Textbooks
Clinical Neurophysiology, edited by Devon I. Rubin, Jasper R. Daube, 4th Edition; Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations by Preston, David C and Shapiro, Barbara, 3rd Edition.
CLNP5004 Advanced Electroencephalography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Samantha Soe Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 2 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory). Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (20%); 2x short essays (20%); clinical case discussions (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: It is strongly recommended that students who do not have 1 - 2 years EEG experience complete CLNP5002 prior to enrolment in this unit of study. Internal Medicine students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit covers advanced aspects of diagnostic electroencephalography, including the specific technical requirements for continuous video EEG monitoring, seizure recognition during invasive EEG monitoring, current techniques in cortical mapping of seizures and their utility in tailored cortical resection.
Textbooks
Niedermeyer, E., Schomer, D. L., Lopes da Silva, F. H, & Ovid Technologies, I. (2011). Niedermeyer's electroencephalography: Basic principles, clinical applications, and related fields (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health; Sirven, J. I., & Stern, J. M. (2011). Atlas of video-EEG monitoring (1st ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; Wyllie, E., Gidal, B. E., & Ovid Technologies, I. (2015). Wyllie's treatment of epilepsy: Principles and practice (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
CLNP5005 Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical A/Prof Adam Hastings Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Short essays (20%); participation in webinar tutorials and/or discussion groups (15%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (15%); online exam (50%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Critical Care students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit of study examines the techniques available to monitor the function and wellbeing of the brain and nervous system during anaesthesia and surgery. Despite their widespread use, the effect of general anaesthetic agents on the brain and spinal cord is still poorly understood. There is wide interpatient variability in responses to these agents, and intraoperative haemodynamic fluctuations and underlying disease processes are all threats to the central nervous system which may be mitigated by careful monitoring.
CLNP5006 Intraoperative Monitoring I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Rehak, Mr Ryan Hamer Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (50%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Critical Care students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Unexpected postoperative neurologic deficit is arguably one of the most devastating potential complications of surgery. This unit examines the fundamental neurophysiological techniques necessary for continuous functional monitoring of the human nervous system during at risk surgical procedures. In particular, this unit provides the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning somatosensory evoked potentials, brainstem auditory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials and electromyography as they relate to various surgical disciplines.
CLNP5007 Intraoperative Monitoring II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Rehak, Mr Ryan Hamer Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Prerequisites: CLNP5001 and CLNP5006 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); clinical case discussions (10%); online exam (50%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit of study builds on CLNP5006 and focuses on how multimodal monitoring can be used in a broad range of cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve procedures to minimise the likelihood of neurological trauma. Students will acquire the theoretical knowlede and practical skills to perform the various modalities of intraoperatrive neurophysiological monitoring and understand the structures at risk during a particular surgery.
CLNP5008 Applied Clinical Neurophysiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matt Silsby Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, webinars, discussion forums Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assumed knowledge: This unit is suitable for students with clinical experience. If you have not practised we recommend that you complete CLNP5001 Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology and CLNP5003 Clinical Neurophysiology Techniques prior to undertaking this unit of study. Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); short answer clinical cases (10%); short answer questions (20%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); participation in online discussion forums (10%); online exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Online
This unit provides an overview of the neuromuscular, central nervous system, and neurosurgical disorders commonly encountered in clinical neurophysiology laboratories. Presenting symptoms, diagnoses and the application of common neurophysiological techniques are explored.
Textbooks
Electromyography and neuromuscular disorders: clinicalelectrophysiologic correlations by Preston, David C; Shapiro, Barbara Ellen; 2013. Merritt's Neurology by Louis, Elan D; Mayer, Stephan A; Rowland, Lewis P; 2016
CLNP5009 Neurophysiology Professional Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Alison Szkeley Session: Semester 2 Classes: online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums Assessment: online discussions - situational judgement exercises (30%); scenario based saqs 3 x 750 words (40%); essays 2 x 1000 words (30%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will provide students with a grounding in the essential skills required for neurophysiology scientists to deliver high quality, safe and ethical care to their patients. Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills for a diverse range of scenarios which they may encounter within a clinical neurophysiology setting. Key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis, communication, quality control methodology, workplace health and safety, risk management and teaching skills required for effective work within the field will be discussed with a specific focus on their relationship to neurophysiological testing in both a clinical and intraoperative environment. Students with no neurophysiology workplace experience should undertake this unit after completion of at least one stream specific neurophysiology unit, or towards the end of their course
INTM5002 Basic Neurology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin Garber and Associate Professor Leo Davies Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, discussion boards and podcasts Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: on-line exam (50%), 1 x 1000 words case study (25%), online quizzes (10%), participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%), participation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Basic Neurology syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common neurological conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important neurological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016; Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System 4th edition, Saunders Elsevier; Samuel's Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics 8th edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2010; Localization in Clinical Neurology 6th edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.
INTM5102 Advanced Neurology

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Leo Davies and Dr Candice Delcourt Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, discussion boards and podcasts Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: on-line exam (40%), 1x 1500 words case study (25%), 3x 450 words online clinical case (25%), participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
The Advanced Neurology syllabus is at a level appropriate for practitioners undertaking specialist training in neurology or with an interest in the field. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of important but less common neurological conditions and advanced management of common and important neurological diseases. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important neurological conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, McGraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016.

General elective units of study

CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: 3 x online quizzes and short response tasks (60%); 1 x 2000 word written assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: People working in health care will benefit from this course.
This course is specifically designed for health professionals who are working in health care. It will equip participants with underpinning knowledge about patient safety. The course modules cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, the blame culture, risk information, health care as a system, the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care.
The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events. The course provides foundation knowledge about quality and safety; governments around the world are concerned to address unsafe care. The course will better prepare health professional to understand the complexity of health care and take steps to minimise the opportunities for errors and address vulnerabilities in the system.
Textbooks
Runciman, Bill, Merry A Walton M. Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting it Right. 2007 Asgate Publisher.
MEDF5002 Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Annette Burgess and Associate Professor Chris Roberts Session: Semester 2 Classes: online learning and participation in weekly online discussion forums Assessment: Personal learning plan (15%); online presentation (15%); portfolio of evidence of learning (60%); participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Almost all healthcare professionals are involved in education and training throughout their careers. This unit of study provides a practical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in the health environment. The unit will cover three main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; and fostering the development of students as professionals. Each of these areas will be underpinned by best evidence from clinical education research and will address current challenges and opportunities in the learning environment from the perspective of both educators and learners. Participants in the course will gain a framework they can use to support their teaching, and will develop a portfolio of evidence to support their professional development as clinician educators.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lectures, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%), 1x1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
Course notes will be made available.
SLEE5101 Introduction to Sleep Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Colin Sullivan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures and self-directed online learning activities Assessment: 3 x short answer assignments (3x10%) 1 x 1500 word written assignment (30%) and 1 x online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of normal human sleep across the lifecycle and introduces common sleep disorders and sleep related breathing disorders. Normal sleep and respiratory physiology will be discussed, as well as the methods used for measurement and analysis of sleep recordings. Obstructive and central sleep apnoea and non-respiratory sleep disorders such as narcolespy, parasomnias, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders are introduced. Current scoring guidelines for sleep stage scoring and respiratory event scoring will be explored and their practical application will be demonstrated using short examples of sleep studies. Learning will include regular short answer quizzes, as well as broader written assessments.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources are provided through the eLearning website
WARC5001 Research Translation, Impact and Evaluation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Julie Redfern, Prof Clara Chow, Dr Stephanie Partridge Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures, discussion forums, video tutorials Assumed knowledge: An understanding of research methodology and clinical trials is assumed. Assessment: Journal Club (30%); Discussion Boards (20%); Research Proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
To optimise healthcare delivery, we need evidence-based strategies to enable research translation and to assess impact. This unit of study will teach these skills, including fostering and maintaining stakeholder engagement, pragmatic study design, cost effectiveness analysis, recognising and managing barriers and enablers to implementation, and post-research translation. Case-based discussions and preparation of a research proposal will develop the skills required to enhance impact and hasten adoption of research into routine care. This practical unit will suit students who are interested in improving their skills and knowledge in the areas of clinical or health services research and who are keen to enhance the impact of their current or future research.
Textbooks
Grol R, Wensing M and Eccles M. Improving Patient Care. The Implementation of Change in Clinical Practice. 2nd ed. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated (2013); Brownson RC, Colditz GA and Proctor EK. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2017).

Project units of study

MEDF5301 Project (Advanced Masters)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitiment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5302 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. Where appropriate students will prepare a work suitable for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5303 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.