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Public Health Law

Course rules


Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

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) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GNPUHELA-01 Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law


2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Embedded courses in this sequence

The embedded courses in this sequence are:
the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
the Master of Health Law
Provided that 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 longer award completed will be conferred.

4 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to the course requires:
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in law, medicine, nursing or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.

5 Requirements for award

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment. Candidates must complete 24 credit points comprising:
18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

6 Course transfer

A candidate, who has completed the requirements for the graduate diploma but has not had the diploma awarded, may apply for admission to candidature for the master's degree in the embedded sequence with credit for work completed towards the diploma.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.