Pain Management

 

Graduate Certificate in Pain Management

Graduate Diploma in Pain Management

Master of Medicine (Pain Management)

Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)


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 Faculty, 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 and stream title
GCPAIMGT-02 Graduate Certificate in Pain Management
GNPAIMGT-01 Graduate Diploma in Pain Management
MAMEPAMA-02 Master of Medicine (Pain Management)
MASMPAMA-02 Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

 

3 Masters type

The masters degree in these resolutions is a professional masters course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

 

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management
(c)
the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) or Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management).
(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.
(3)
A candidate for the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) or Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award (Graduate Certificate in Pain Management or Graduate Diploma in Pain Management) from the embedded sequence, provided the requirements for the shorter award have been met. 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 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 Pain Management requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelors degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
or
a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a health-related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management requires:
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate, or equivalent qualification;
or
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelors degree in a health-related discipline from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) requires:
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
(5)
Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) requires:
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma, or equivalent qualification;
a bachelors degree in a health-related discipline with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification;
or
a bachelors degree in a health-related discipline without first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelors degree 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: Pain Management.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) or Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
30 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
18 credit points of elective units of study.

 

7 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major is not a requirement of the course.
(2)
Candidates have the option of completing one major.
(3)
Core units of study that are common to the requirements of a major may count to that major, however, any unit of study may only count toward one major.
(4)
A major requires the completion of 48 credit points from the units of study listed in the table for that major.
(5)
The available major is:
(a)
orofacial pain

8 Course transfer

A candidate for the masters degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Faculty, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

9 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2020 will complete the requirements for their candidature in accordance with the resolutions and course rules in force at the time of their commencement.