Master of Dental Public and Primary Health (coursework and dissertation)
This is an appropriate course of study for those wishing to pursue a career in dental public and primary health. It fosters the development of critical analysis and research competence, along with the advanced set of knowledge and skills in dental public health that is required by the specialist in that field.
- Course title
- Master of Dental Public and Primary Health (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Estie Kruger
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (48 points):
|S1||DENT5600||Principles of Dental Public Health|
|S1||DENT5626||Oral Health Care Provision|
|S1||DENT5627||Oral Health Promotion|
|S2||DENT5628||Management and Financing of Oral Health Services|
|S2||DENT5629||Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health|
|S2||PUBH5752||Health Systems and Economics|
Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:
|S1, S2||DENT5639||Dissertation (full-time) (48 points)|
|S1, S2||DENT5641||Dissertation (part-time) (48 points)|
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).
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 ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 80330 Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health (48 points)
- 80530 Master of Dental Public and Primary Health (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Dental Public and Primary Health course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
[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.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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
[Approved exception to University Policy]
[Approved addition to University Policy]
15. Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, permits otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 12 points in any year of enrolment.
Submission of dissertation
16. The School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, on the recommendation of the Centre for Rural and Remote Oral Health, appoints examiners for, and considers the reports on, students' dissertations and reports the results to the Board of Examiners in Dentistry.
[Approved addition to University Policy]