Medicine and Science in Medicine

Degree resolutions

Sydney Medical School resolutions and the handbook are the official statement of faculty policy.

The resolutions contained in the handbook are accurate as at the time of publication. If a conflict is perceived between the content of the handbook and information available elsewhere, Sydney Medical School resolutions and the information available in the handbook shall always take precedence.

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Graduate Certificate in Medicine

Graduate Diploma in Medicine

Master of Medicine

Master of Medicine (Advanced)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine

Master of Science in Medicine

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced)


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

GCMEDICI-02

Graduate Certificate in Medicine

GNMEDICI-02

Graduate Diploma in Medicine

MAMEDICI-04

Master of Medicine

MAMEDADV-01

Master of Medicine (Advanced)

 

Code

Course title

GCSCMEDI-01

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine

GNSCMEDI-01

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine

MASCMEDI-01

Master of Science in Medicine

MASCMEAD-01

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced)

 

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 degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy 2014.

 

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate certificate
(b)
Graduate Diploma
(c)
Master
(d)
Master (Advanced)
(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 highest award completed will be conferred.

 

5 Streams

(1)
Courses are available in the following streams:
For medical graduates:
(a)
Child and Adolescent Health
(b)
Clinical Neurophysiology
(c)
Critical Care Medicine
(d)
General Practice and Primary Health Care
(e)
Internal Medicine
(f)
Metabolic Health
(g)
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development
(h)
Psychiatry
(i)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
(j)
Sleep Medicine
(k)
Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
For non-medical graduates:
(a)
Clinical Neurophysiology
(b)
Critical Care Medicine
(c)
General Practice and Primary Health Care
(d)
Metabolic Health
(e)
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development
(f)
Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
(g)
Sexual and Reproductive Health
(h)
Sleep Medicine
(2)
Candidates may transfer between streams with approval from the relevant stream Program Director.
(3)
All of the degrees within this course shall be awarded in the stream in which the candidate enrols. The testamur for the degree shall specify the stream.
(4)
Completion of a Pathway, if available within a Stream is not a requirement of completing the course. Candidates have the option of completing the course without choosing a Pathway.

 

6 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Medicine requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(5)
Admission to the Psychiatry stream requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b)
employment in an accredited psychiatry training position or equivalent experience.
(6)
Admission to the Internal Medicine and Critical Care streams requires current medical registration in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and current or prior employment as a medical practitioner in a clinical setting in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction.
(7)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine requires:
(a)
a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; and
(b)
for admission to Metabolic Health and Sleep Medicine a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience is also required.
(8)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine requires:
(a)
successful completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine; or
(b)
a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(c)
for admission to Metabolic Health and Sleep Medicine a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience is also required.
(9)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine requires:
(a)
successful completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine or Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine with a minimum credit average; or
(b)
a bachelor degree with honours in a health or science-related discipline from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
a bachelor degree plus a postgraduate degree in a health or science-related discipline from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(d)
a pass bachelor degree in a health or science-related discipline from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification plus a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience; and
(e)
for admission to the Clinical Neurophysiology, General Practice and Primary Health Care, Metabolic Health and Sleep Medicine streams, evidence of at least 12 months relevant work experience is essential.
(10)
Admission to the Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy stream also requires:
(a)
minimum 12 months’ experience in a clinical area related to mental health;
(b)
current professional indemnity insurance to practise psychotherapy in NSW; and
(c)
satisfactory performance at an interview as required.
(11)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) or the Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) requires the candidate to have:
(a)
completed the requirements the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine; and
(b)
achieved an average mark of at least 75 per cent in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream specific units of study; and
(c)
met any other requirements as stated by the Faculty at the time of application.

 

7 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in stream specific Table of Units of Study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of stream specific units of study;
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Medicine or the Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine a candidate 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;
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine a candidate 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.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Advanced) or Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) a candidate must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a)
48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine, and
(b)
12 credit points of project units of study.

 

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 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 2021. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.