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Unformatted text preview: HEALTH SCIENCES 2017 Rules and Syllabuses Degrees and Diplomas in Health Sciences Rules and Syllabuses HEALTH SCIENCES Official address All correspondence should be addressed, as far as is possible, directly to the relevant person or school. The address is as follows: The Faculty Registrar, Health Sciences Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, 29 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193 Telephone number: +27-11-717- 2040 Email: [email protected] www address: This handbook is one of a series of 8 handbooks produced by the Communications and Publications Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2017. Published by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Printed by ABC Press (Pty) Ltd. Faculty of Health Sciences Wits gives you the edge. General Rules Contents Introduction...............................................................................................................1 G1 Definitions ..........................................................................................................1 G2 Powers of the University ......................................................................................3 G3 Application of Rules ............................................................................................4 G4 Admission ...........................................................................................................4 4.1 Application for admission ............................................................................4 4.2 Medical fitness ............................................................................................4 4.3 Discretion of the Senate to admit ..................................................................4 4.4 Proficiency in English...................................................................................4 4.5 Faculty or qualification-specific requirements................................................5 4.6 Certificate of good conduct ..........................................................................5 4.7 Credits and exemptions................................................................................5 4.8 Credits for previous study.............................................................................5 4.9 Admission to an undergraduate diploma, certificate, licentiate or other qualification ................................................................................................6 4.10 Admission to the degree of bachelor.............................................................6 4.11 Admission to a programme leading to a higher qualification ..........................8 4.12 Admission of occasional students ............................................................... 10 4.13 Admission of study–abroad/ international occasional students ..................... 10 G5 Registration ....................................................................................................... 10 5.2 Registration and renewal of registration ...................................................... 10 5.3 Concurrent registration at other institutions or faculties or for other qualifications..................................................................................................... 10 5.4 Registration as a student prior to registration for a qualification .................... 11 5.5 Late registration ......................................................................................... 11 5.6 Registration for twelve months for senior doctorate ..................................... 11 5.7 Cancellation of registration due to ill health ................................................ 11 5.8 Cancellation of registration as a result of unsatisfactory performance/progress…..............................................................................11 5.9 Change of registration ................................................................................ 12 5.10 Cancellation of registration by student ........................................................ 12 5.11 Refusal of permission to register ................................................................. 12 G6 Attendance ........................................................................................................ 13 6.1 Statutory minimum attendance ................................................................... 13 6.2 Failure to attend......................................................................................... 13 6.3 Outside work, visits, tours, fieldwork, vacation employment, non-examined courses ............................................................................................................. 13 6.4 Exemption from attendance........................................................................ 13 6.5 Attendance requirement for students for qualification .................................. 13 6.6 Limitation on the activity of a student for reasons of ill health ...................... 14 G7 Curricula ........................................................................................................... 14 7.1 Senate approval of curriculum .................................................................... 14 7.2 Condonation of breach of rules .................................................................. 15 7.3 Restriction on choice of courses ................................................................. 15 7.4 Special curricula ........................................................................................ 15 7.5 Change of rules during a student’s registration ............................................ 15 7.6 Study-abroad component/ foreign electives ................................................. 16 7.7 Credits ...................................................................................................... 16 7.8 Minimum requirements of study ................................................................. 16 7.9 Withdrawal of, or refusal to grant credits and/or exemptions........................ 16 7.10 Sub-minimum rule..................................................................................... 16 G8 Requirements for Award of Qualification............................................................ 17 G9 Degree of Master ............................................................................................... 17 9.1 General ..................................................................................................... 17 9.2 The programme of master proceeding by: a) research; b) research and coursework; or c) coursework ................................................................... 17 9.3 Conditions for the conferment of the degree of master by research .............. 17 9.4 Supervision of full-time members of staff .................................................... 17 9.5 Abstract and style of Dissertation or Research Report .................................. 18 9.6 Copies of Dissertation or Research Report .................................................. 18 9.7 Formal declaration..................................................................................... 18 9.8 Acknowledgement of conferment of degree if material is published subsequently ..................................................................................................... 18 9.9 Completion of all requirements for the degree of master.............................. 18 G10 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy ....................................................................... 19 10.1 .............. Fulfilment of requirements for conferment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy........................................................................................................ 19 10.2 Supervision of full-time members of staff .................................................... 19 10.3 Copies of thesis ......................................................................................... 19 G11Senior Doctorate ............................................................................................... 19 11.1 Conditions for the conferment of the degree ............................................... 19 11.2 Notice of intention to apply for candidature ............................................... 20 G12 Conversion of candidature for higher qualifications ........................................... 20 12.1 General ..................................................................................................... 20 12.2 Conversion from a programme leading to the degree of master by research and dissertation to a programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy ... 20 12.3 Conversion from a programme leading to a degree of master by coursework and Research Report to a programme leading to the degree of master by Research and Dissertation ................................................................................................ 21 G13 Assessment ...................................................................................................... 22 13.1 General..................................................................................................... 22 13.2 Examiners ................................................................................................. 22 13.3 Eligibility for assessment ............................................................................ 23 13.4 Additional oral or other form of assessment ................................................ 23 13.5 Supplementary assessments ....................................................................... 23 13.6 Deferred assessments ................................................................................. 23 13.7 Re-assessment ........................................................................................... 24 13.8 Absence from assessment .......................................................................... 24 G14 Academic Progression ...................................................................................... 24 14.1 Completion of courses prescribed for previous year of study ....................... 24 14.2 Standard required to proceed ..................................................................... 24 14.3 Prerequisite non-credit bearing courses ...................................................... 24 14.4 Special curricula for students who cannot proceed to the next year of study. 24 14.5 Re-attendance requirement for students who cannot proceed to the next year of study ............................................................................................................ 25 G15 Results ............................................................................................................. 25 15.1 Publication of results ................................................................................. 25 15.2 Non-publication of results .......................................................................... 25 G16 Conferment of qualification .............................................................................. 25 16.1 Congregation............................................................................................. 25 16.2 Endorsement of certificate .......................................................................... 25 16.3 Non-conferment of qualification................................................................. 25 16.4 Permission to complete qualification by obtaining credits elsewhere ........... 26 G17 Conferment of Qualification with Distinction .................................................... 26 G18 Honorary Degrees ............................................................................................ 26 G19 Intellectual Property ......................................................................................... 26 Joint Statutes of the Universities in the Republic of South Africa ................................. 28 Faculty Rules General Information................................................................................................. 30 M1 Application of Rules .......................................................................................... 30 M2 Medical fitness .................................................................................................. 30 M3 Immunisation .................................................................................................... 30 M4 First Aid and Computer Literacy requirements..................................................... 31 M5A Registration with professional and statutory bodies ........................................... 31 M5B Student conduct .............................................................................................. 31 M6 Declaration at commencement of health sciences studies .................................... 31 M7 UNDERGRADUATE .......................................................................................... 32 7.1 Professional Degrees .................................................................................. 32 7.1.1 Admission rules ........................................................................................ 32 7.1.2 Curriculum rules....................................................................................... 33 7.1.3 Progression and Completion Rules ............................................................ 40 7.2 Professional Status and Recognition of Degrees ........................................... 44 7.2.1 Declaration by graduands ......................................................................... 44 7.3 General Degrees........................................................................................ 44 7.3.1 Admission rules ........................................................................................ 44 7.3.2 Curriculum rules....................................................................................... 45 7.3.3 Progression and Completion Rules ............................................................ 47 M8 POSTGRADUATE .............................................................................................. 49 8.1 Diplomas .................................................................................................. 49 8.1.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy ........................................ 49 8.1.2 Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy..................................................... 51 8.1.3 Postgraduate Diplomas in Child Health (Community Paediatrics) and (Neurodevelopment); Health Service Management; Occupational Health; Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene……………………………...52 8.1.4 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education (MXA13) .................... 59 8.1.5 Diploma in Advanced Nursing (MX001)* .................................................. 60 8.2 General Degrees........................................................................................ 63 8.2.1 Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours ................................................ 63 8.2.2 Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice Honours .......................................... 67 8.3 Masters ..................................................................................................... 69 8.3.1 Master of Dentistry (MC002, MC014) ........................................................ 72 8.3.2 Master of Medicine ................................................................................... 80 8.3.3 Master of Pharmacy (MRA03) .................................................................... 96 8.3.4 Master of Public Health (MCA17) .............................................................. 97 8.3.5 Master of Health Sciences Education (MCA18) ......................................... 103 8.3.6 Master of Science in Dentistry (MRA04; MCA07) ..................................... 104 8.3.7 Master of Science in Medicine (MRA05; MCA08) .................................... 107 8.3.8 ....... Master of Science in Epidemiology (by coursework and Research Report) (MCA16) ......................................................................................................... 114 8.3.9 Master of Science in Nursing (MRA02; MCA15) ....................................... 120 8.3.10 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MRA01; MCA11) .............. 123 8.3.11 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MRA00; MCA12)........................... 125 8.4 Doctorates and Senior Doctorates............................................................. 128 8.4.1 Doctor of Medicine (MDA03)................................................................. 129 8.4.2 Doctor of Philosophy (MDA00) .............................................................. 130 8.4.3 Doctor of Science in Dentistry (MDA02) ................................................. 133 8.4.4 Doctor of Science in Medicine (MDA01) ................................................ 134 Outcomes………………………………………………………………………………………135-158 1. Degrees of Bachelor………………………………………………….................................135 2. Degrees of Bachelor with Honours………………………………………………………….142 3. Degrees of Master……………………………………………………………………………….143 4. Doctoral Degrees………………………………………………………………………………..150 5. Senior Doctoral Degrees……………………………………………………………………….150 6. Diplomas………………………………………………………………………………………….151 Syllabuses………………………………………………………………………………………159-327 Change from Oracle Student System (OSS) to Student Information Management System (SIMS) glossary OSS SIMS Award Qualification Advanced Standing Credit/Exemption Enrolment Registration Intermission Abeyance Pattern of Study Prescribed Curriculum Person number Student number Programme version Set of rules Unit Course Unit credit points Course points (not generally related to SAQA points) Unit level Course level Unit sets Academic Plan: Major subjects /Year of study /Field of study SIMS definitions The terms listed below are used throughout the Rules and Syllabuses book with the following meanings: Calendar is an academic session/time period for applications. Course means a component of teaching and learning activity, which may run for an entire academic year or a portion thereof, that is recognised in any of the faculty rules as a component of a qualification. Milestone is a point of assessment set for a research program and enables an academic assessment about a student’s progress to be made. Programme is a course or set of courses or postgraduate research which may lead to a qualification. Qualification includes any degree, diploma, certificate, licentiate, or any other educational attainment that is offered by the University as stipulated in its list of qualifications. Term is an academic year. HIERARCHY OF ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE ACTS create the powers and responsibilities of entities by law. HIGHER EDUCATION ACT, ACT 101 OF 1997, AS AMENDED REGULATIONS are subordinate to Acts and they define orders and authoritative direction. STATUTES STATUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE define how and what WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG (2004) the University does to give expression to the provisions of the Act, and further includes features that are particular to Wits, for example, not all universities have a role for the Convocation. POLICIES define the guiding principles on a particular issue, e.g. admissions. POLICIES OF THE UNIVERSITY RULES GENERAL RULES OF THE UNIVERSITY are made by Council for all areas of operation other than academic matters. Senate approves academic RULES, which are endorsed by Council. A RULE defines the principle to which action or procedure conforms. These Rules are reviewed and published in the University Calendar each year. SENATE’S RULES FOR FACULTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY Senate’s rules for faculties of the university are subordinate to the General Rules. These Rules are reviewed and published in the University Calendar each year. The...
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