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Metabolic Health

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

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 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: https://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

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)
GCMEDSRH-01 Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)
GNMEDSRH-01 Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)
MAMEDSRH-01 Master of Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)
MAMDASRH-01 Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

 

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)
GCSMDSRH-01 Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)
GNSMDSRH-01  Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)
MASMDSRH-01  Master of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)
MASMASRH-01  Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

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.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1) The embedded courses in the Medicine sequence are:

(a) Graduate Certificate in Medicine

(b) Graduate Diploma in Medicine

(c) Master of Medicine

(d) Master of Medicine (Advanced)

(2) The embedded courses in the Science in Medicine sequence are:

(a) Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine

(b) Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine

(c) Master of Science in Medicine

(d) Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced)

(3) Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage of their sequence, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in their sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

(4) Candidates enrolled in one sequence are not permitted to transfer to the other unless candidates satisfy the admission requirements for that sequence.

5 Streams

(1) Courses are available in the following streams:

Master of Medicine (Advanced), Master of Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Medicine, Graduate Certificate in Medicine

(a) Child and Adolescent Health

(b) Clinical Neurophysiology

(c) Critical Care Medicine

(d) General Practice and Primary Health Care

(e) Genomics and Precision Medicine

(f) Internal Medicine

(g) Metabolic Health

(h) Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development

(i) Sexual and Reproductive Health

(j) Sleep Medicine

(k) Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced), Master of Science in Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine, Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine

(a) Clinical Neurophysiology

(b) Critical Care Medicine

(c) General Practice and Primary Health Care

(d) Metabolic Health

(e) Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development

(f) Sexual and Reproductive Health

(g) Sleep Medicine

(h) Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy

(2) Candidates may transfer between streams with approval from the relevant delegate.

(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 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 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 Critical Care stream 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.

(6) 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 the Sleep Medicine stream, a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience is also required; and

(c) for admission to the General Practice and Primary Health Care stream, the bachelor or postgraduate degree must be a nursing degree and the applicant must be currently registered (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) with a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

(d) for admission to the Metabolic Health stream, the applicant must be currently registered as a nurse (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) or allied health professional in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction with a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

(e) for admission to the Critical Care Medicine stream, the applicant must be currently registered as a nurse (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) or paramedic with AHPRA or New Zealand equivalent with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

(7) 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 the Sleep Medicine stream, a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience is also required; and

(d) for admission to the General Practice and Primary Health Care stream, the bachelor or postgraduate degree must be a nursing degree and the applicant must be currently registered (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) with a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

(e) for admission to the Metabolic Health stream, the applicant must be currently registered as a nurse (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) or allied health professional in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction with a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

(f) for admission to the Critical Care Medicine stream, the applicant must be currently registered as a nurse (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) or paramedic with AHPRA or New Zealand equivalent with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

(8) 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 and Sleep Medicine streams, evidence of at least 12 months relevant work experience is essential; and

(f) for admission to the General Practice and Primary Health Care stream, the bachelor or postgraduate degree must be a nursing degree and the applicant must be currently registered (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) with a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

(g) for admission to the Metabolic Health stream, the applicant must be currently registered as a nurse (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) or allied health professional in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction with a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

(h) for admission to the Critical Care Medicine stream, the applicant must be currently registered as a nurse (Registered Nurse (Division 1)) or paramedic with AHPRA or New Zealand equivalent with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

(9) 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.

(10) 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 2023 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2023 who formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.

(2) Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2023 will complete the requirements for their candidature in accordance with the resolutions and course rules in force at the time of their commencement.