Short Courses - Frequently asked questions


What is the latest date that I should apply?
How do I know if my application is successful?
How many people usually do the course?
Where can I stay in Sydney when attending the course?
How do I get to the University?
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the course?
Do I need to purchase anything during the course?
When do I get the program?
Is there an exam?
Do I get a certificate?
Can my relationship with the Discipline of Sleep Medicine continue after the course?
Can I get credit towards a postgraduate degree for attending this course?

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What is the latest date that I should apply?
You may apply up until the start of the course but places are limited so the earlier your application reaches the university the greater the chance of reserving a place.

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How do I know if my application is successful?]
You will be notified by email within 7 - 10 working days that your application has been received

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How many people usually do the course?
There is a limit to the number of participants in each course. Having small number ensures that practical groups are of a size that allows all students to participate and obtain the most benefit from the course.

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Where can I stay in Sydney when attending the course?
A list of potential places to stay can be downloaded here. This list is not exhaustive and you may prefer to locate accommodation yourself. A Google Maps search typing in "hotels University of Sydney NSW" will centre the University on the map and show all hotels in close proximity.

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How do I get to the University?
The main university campus is located in Camperdown and is bounded by Parramatta Rd, City Rd, Carillon Ave, and Missenden Rd.

Buses stop at the University with the closest train stations being Central station, Newtown and Redfern (all are a 20 - 25 minutes walk from the University). It is not advised to use Redfern station after dark.

Cityrail information

Sydney buses information

Building and campus directory

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Do I need to do anything to prepare for the course?
Yes, if you are enrolled in the entire course. You will be sent pre-course reading material once you have been allocated a place in the course. Although it is not essential that you read the material it is highly recommended that you do so in order to get the most out of the lectures.

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Do I need to purchase anything during the course?
You will need to provide your own note paper and writing material.

Lunch will be provided, as well as a light morning & afternoon tea.

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When do I get the program?
You will be given the final program when you arrive for the first day of the course. The 2014 programme is available here. Please note that the programme is subject to change at short notice.

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Is there an exam?
No there are no exams.

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Do I get a certificate?
Yes, you get a certificate of attendance but only if you are participating in the entire course. You will be mailed a certificate in the weeks after the course has finished.

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Can my relationship with the Discipline of Sleep Medicine continue after the course?
Yes, if you are affilated with the University of Sydney or you choose to enrol in the Postgraduate Courses.

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Can I get credit towards a postgraduate degree for attending this course?
No. The Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine Course will provide the basics of the Postgraduate degree courses but no official credit towards the degrees is available. Depending on individual work experience you may receive credit but this is processed on a case by case basis.

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