Surgery

 

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Surgery

Graduate Diploma in Surgery

Master of Surgery


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Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
 GCSURGSC-01 Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences
 GCSURGER-02 Graduate Certificate in Surgery
 GNSURGER-02 Graduate Diploma in Surgery
 MASURGER-03 Master of Surgery

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Masters 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 Surgical Sciences
(b)
Graduate Certificate in Surgery
(c)
Graduate Diploma in Surgery
(d)
the Master of Surgery.
(2)
The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences and the Graduate Certificate in Surgery both articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Surgery and the Master of Surgery in accordance with clause 7(3).

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 Surgical Sciences requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
enrolment in, and successful completion of all pre-clinical studies, in a graduate-entry medical degree program offered by an Australian university.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b)
current medical registration in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and current employment as a medical practitioner in and Australian or New Zealand hospital.
(4)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b)
current medical registration in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and current employment as a medical practitioner in and Australian or New Zealand hospital.
(5)
Admission to the Master of Surgery requires:
(a)
a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b)
current medical registration in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and current employment as a medical practitioner in and Australian or New Zealand hospital.
(6)
Admission to any of the courses in this sequence may be subject to satisfactory interview at the discretion of the Program Director.

6 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 Surgical Sciences, the Graduate Certificate in Surgery, the Graduate Diploma in Surgery and the Master of Surgery.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Surgery a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Surgery a candidate must successfully complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of research method selective units of study; and
(b)
A minimium of 24 and a maximum of 30 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
(c)
a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units of study.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Surgery a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of research method selective units of study; and
(b)
6 credit points of capstone core units of study; and
(c)
a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 36 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
(d)
a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.

7 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 diploma may elect to transfer to the degree of master.
(3)
Candidates who enrol in either the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences or the Graduate Certificate in Surgery may transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Surgery or the Master of Surgery providing the admission requirements for the longer award are met.

8 Commencement of these resolutions

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