Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health

This course is an appropriate program for those who wish to undertake an advanced study in dental public and primary health but who do not intend to pursue a specialist career in dental public health.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health
Award abbreviation
GradDipDP&PH
Course code
80330
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
051554K

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Estie Kruger
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Public Dental Health specialisation

Take all units (48 points):

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1DENT5600Principles of Dental Public Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S1DENT5626Oral Health Care Provision
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S1DENT5627Oral Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5630Dental Epidemiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics

Rural and Remote Dental Health specialisation

Take all units (42 points):

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1DENT5626Oral Health Care Provision
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
N/ADENT5643Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 1
Prerequisites:
Students must be eligible for registration with the WA Dental Board and employed to work in a rural or remote dental clinic which involves the provision of oral health services for rural or remote communities, with a focus on the needs of financially disadvantaged and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Co-requisites:
DENT5644 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 2
N/ADENT5644Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 2
Prerequisites:
Students must be eligible for registration with the WA Dental Board and employed to work in a rural or remote dental clinic which involves the provision of oral health services for rural or remote communities, with a focus on the needs of financially disadvantaged and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Co-requisites:
DENT5643 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 1
N/ADENT5645Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 3
Prerequisites:
DENT5643 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 1 and DENT5644 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 2. Students must be eligible for registration with the WA Dental Board and employed to work in a rural or remote dental clinic which involves the provision of oral health services for rural or remote communities, with a focus on the needs of financially disadvantaged and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Co-requisites:
DENT5646 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 4
N/ADENT5646Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 4
Prerequisites:
DENT5643 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 1 and DENT5644 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 2. Students must be eligible for registration with the WA Dental Board and employed to work in a rural or remote dental clinic which involves the provision of oral health services for rural or remote communities, with a focus on the needs of financially disadvantaged and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Co-requisites:
DENT5645 Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 3
N/ADENT5647Introduction to Rural and Remote Dentistry and Research
Prerequisites:
Students must be eligible for registration with the WA Dental Board and employed to work in a rural or remote dental clinic which involves the provision of oral health services for rural or remote communities, with a focus on the needs of financially disadvantaged and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
N/ADENT5648Rural and Remote Dentistry and Research
Prerequisites:
Students must be eligible for registration with the WA Dental Board and employed to work in a rural or remote dental clinic which involves the provision of oral health services for rural or remote communities, with a focus on the needs of financially disadvantaged and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5630Dental Epidemiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The 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. 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 University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

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;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree containing a significant component of dental health-related coursework, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) at least two years of relevant experience in public or primary dental health.

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. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 80330 Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health (48 points)
  • 80530 Master of Dental Public and Primary Health (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

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

Satisfactory progress

8. A student 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 do not 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
Enrolment

13. A student must enrol in at least one unit in each semester unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances.

Credit

14. If credit is granted for work completed through Continuing Education at this University its value will not exceed 12 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]