Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the http://www.governance.uwa.edu.au/procedures/policies/policies-and-procedures?method=document&id=UP16/5'>University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 7.0

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Dental Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) at least two years of full-time professional experience or equivalent in the practice of general dentistry;

and

(c) passed the Primary Examination for Fellowship or the MRACDS (GDP) for Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA;

and

(d) current registration as a dentist in Australia.1

1 Applicants must be eligible and remain registered for the duration of the course.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

  • PG-ENDTC Endodontics
  • PG-OMEDC Oral Medicine
  • PG-OPTHY Oral Pathology
  • PG-ORDTC Orthodontics
  • PG-PDENT Paediatric Dentistry
  • PG-PRDTC Periodontics
  • SP-DMFRR Dento-maxillofacial Radiology
  • SP-PROS Prosthodontics

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. Students will not have made satisfactory progress if they—

(a) fail a unit twice;

or

(b) fail more than two units at the first attempt.

[Approved exceptions to University Policy]

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Time limit

13. The time limit is four years from the date of first enrolment in the course.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Enrolment

14.(1) Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Dentistry, permits otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 48 points in any year of enrolment.

(2) Students are required to maintain registration with the Dental Board of Western Australia throughout their enrolment.

Substitution

15. Under exceptional circumstances assessed on a case by case basis, the Faculty, on recommendation by the course coordinator, may permit a student to substitute units up to a maximum of 12 points in another unit or units of equivalent value.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Credit

16.(1) Credit will normally only be granted for coursework completed within the last five years.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

(2) Credit granted for work completed as part of an approved course at this or another recognised tertiary institution will not exceed 24 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Appointment of examiners

17.(1) Following submission of a dissertation, the School of Dentistry appoints at least two examiners to conduct appropriate examinations and consider the research dissertations, one of whom must be an external examiner unless the Faculty determines otherwise.

(2) The examiners results are reported to the Board of Postgraduate Studies of the School of Dentistry.