Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine

This course is specifically aimed at providing dental practitioners with formal training in sleep medicine to complement clinical training in the use of oral devices used in the treatment of sleep apnoea. In addition to theoretical knowledge, students assess and report the progress of actual cases.

Although the course is totally online, students are assumed to have access to a sleep laboratory or clinic near their home or practice, where they can develop a relationship with a local respiratory physician or dedicated sleep physician who can act as a mentor as well as facilitate sleep laboratory visits.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine
Award abbreviation
GradDipDSM
Course code
52340
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time
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
online
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Eastwood
Fees
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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:
NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) or Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320) or Master of Human Biology (53520)
Co-requisites:
for students in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320), Master of Human Biology (53520), Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or in consultation with the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science 52320: ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology for students who commence their course at the start of the year, but not for the students who commence their course in July
NSANHB5456Clinical Research and Biostatistics
Prerequisites:
completion of the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or [Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (91250) and ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science] or enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340)
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) only: ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science; for students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5533 Oral Appliance Therapy in Sleep Disordered Breathing
Incompatibility:
ANHB5531 Research and Biostatistics for Dental Sleep Medicine
NSANHB5530Advanced Sleep Disorders and Anatomy of Sleep
Co-requisites:
ANHB5534 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice
NSANHB5532Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
Co-requisites:
ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Incompatibility:
ENRL5571 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine [DENT6100 UA]
NSANHB5533Oral Appliance Therapy in Sleep Disordered Breathing
Co-requisites:
ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Incompatibility:
ENRL5572 Oral Appliances in Sleep Disordered Breathing [DENT6101 UA]
NSANHB5534Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice
Co-requisites:
ANHB5456 Clinical Research and Biostatistics or ANHB5531 Research and Biostatistics for Dental Sleep Medicine
Incompatibility:
ENRL5573 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice 1 [DENT6102 UA]
NSANHB5535Advanced Competency in Dental Sleep Medicine
Co-requisites:
ANHB5530 Advanced Sleep Disorders and Anatomy of Sleep
Incompatibility:
ENRL5574 Dental Sleep Medicine in Practice 2 [DENT6103 UA]

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.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

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

and

(b) at least two years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

(2) Applicants must be registered to practice dentistry, which can be demonstrated by—

(a) registration on the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency Website;

or

(b) satisfactory documentation showing registration with an international accreditation body, as recognised by UWA.

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 48 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails a unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

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. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

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
Credit

13. The Faculty may grant credit towards the course for units to a maximum value of 12 points for students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science or the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science at this institution.