Short Course Options

Sydney Health Ethics offer short courses in Bioethics and Qualitative Research Methods.

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Our short courses will appeal to:

  • Clinicians and other professionals working in health-related fields for the purposes of professional development or continuing education,
  • Early career researchers and PhD candidates who wish to develop their experience, skills and knowledge required for future research endeavours, and
  • Experienced researchers interested in advancing their career or moving into new research or methodological areas.

You can either enrol as a non-award student which will allow you to count the credit obtained from the successful completion of a unit of study towards one of our university degrees*; or you can enrol as a professional development student which - upon successful completion - will provide you with a Certificate of attendance but no credit towards a University of Sydney degree. The differences between the two enrolment options are outlined in the table below.

*: Must be claimed within five years of completing the unit of study.

Short course enrolment options


➣ Simple enrolment

➣ Short course fee applies

➣ No assessments

➣ No credit towards a University of Sydney degree

➣ Certificate of attendance but no academic transcript

Option 2: FORMAL ENROLMENT AND CREDIT (‘non-award’)

➣ Comprehensive enrolment

➣ Fee charged at pro-rata rate of relevant degree fee

➣ Assessment tasks must be completed

➣ Can apply for credit towards relevant U of Sydney degree

➣ Academic transcript