Global Health

Degree resolutions

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Master of Global Health


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
MAGLBHLT-01 Master of Global Health

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice. Most units of study are available both in distance mode and face to face, therefore candidates choice will determine mode of attendance. Visa restriction normally restrict International students studying within Australia to taking a maximum of 25 percent of courses via distance mode.

3 Master's type

The master’s degree in these resolutions is a professional master’s course, 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 Global Health
(b)
the Master of Global Health
(2)
There is no entry-point for the Graduate Diploma in Global Health; however, should a candidate not be able to fulfill the requirements for award of the Master of Global Health, with permission of the Course Director, the candidate may be entitled to a course transfer (resolution 7 of this document) to a Graduate Diploma in Global Health.

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 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 Global Health degree requires:
(a)
A bachelor’s degree with honours, or a graduate certificate or a graduate diploma from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
A bachelor’s degree in the field of medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, psychology, biological science, medical science, international relations, international development, education, social science, political science, communication and journalism, civil engineering, law, economics or mathematics from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
A bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, plus two years professional work experience in health or international development.
(d)
There is no admission to the Graduate Diploma of Global Health.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Global Health.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Global Health, a candidate must successfully complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
6 credit points (minimum) of capstone unit(s) of study
(c)
6 credit points (minimum) of core elective (health policy/management) unit(s) of study; and
(d)
6 credit points (minimum) of core elective (advanced) unit(s) of study; and
(e)
30 credit points (maximum) of elective units of study; and
(f)
with at least 36 credit points of GLOH5XXX units of study (as listed in Table of Units of Study: Global Health)
(3)
The Graduate Diploma of Global Health is awarded as an exist option under special circumstances. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Global Health, a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
24 credit points consisting of core electives and/or electives; and
(c)
with at least 24 credit points of GLOH5XXX units of study (as listed in Table of Units of study: Global Health)

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master’s degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Course Director, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2019 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2019 who formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2019 complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.