Doctor of Dental Medicine
This course consists of a total of 32 units over four years comprising the integration of the following modules: DMD core modules, which include fundamental dental sciences and fundamental medical sciences; and DMD clinical practice modules, which include clinical dental sciences organised in four domains ranging from patient care to preventive and conservative dentistry to restorative dentistry to child and adolescent dental health.
|Course title||Doctor of Dental Medicine|
|Course type||professional practice master's degree|
|Status||current / 2017|
|Administered by||Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences|
|Intake periods||Beginning of year only|
|Attendance type||full-time only|
|Credit points required||192|
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
|Professional accreditation||Doctor of Dental Medicine is accredited by: Australian Dental Council (ADC).|
|Standard course duration||4 years|
|Time limit||10 years|
|Locations offered||UWA (Perth)|
|Domestic fee type||Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP|
|Course Coordinator(s)||Professor Paul Ichim|
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:|
|NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (48 points):
|NS||DENT4101||Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology|
|NS||DENT4102||Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry|
|NS||DENT4103||Introduction to Clinical Dentistry|
|NS||DENT4104||Introduction to Research and Preventive Dentistry|
|NS||DENT4105||Introduction to Cariology|
|NS||DENT4106||Introduction to Operative Dentistry|
|NS||DENT4107||Introduction to Pain Control|
|NS||DENT4108||Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics|
Take all units (48 points):
|NS||DENT4201||Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics|
|NS||DENT4202||Immunology, Pathology and Periodontics|
|NS||DENT4203||Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1|
|NS||DENT4204||General Medicine and Surgery, Pain Control and Exodontics|
|NS||DENT4205||Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth|
|NS||DENT4207||Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2|
|NS||DENT4208||Exodontics and General Medicine|
Take all units (48 points):
|NS||DENT5301||Oral Medicine I|
|NS||DENT5302||Research Design, Statistics and Dental Public Health|
|NS||DENT5303||Complex Oral Rehabilitation 1|
|NS||DENT5304||Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 1 and Orthodontics|
|NS||DENT5305||Special Needs Dentistry and Orofacial Pain|
|NS||DENT5306||Introduction to Dental Practice, Maxillofacial Infections and Trauma|
|NS||DENT5307||Complex Oral Rehabilitation 2|
|NS||DENT5308||Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 2 and Research|
Take all units (48 points):
|NS||DENT5401||Research and Professional Development 1|
|NS||DENT5402||Integrated Dental Practice 1|
|NS||DENT5403||Integrated Dental Practice 2|
|NS||DENT5404||Australian Indigenous, Rural and Remote Oral Health 1|
|NS||DENT5405||Research and Professional Development 2|
|NS||DENT5406||Integrated Dental Practice 3|
|NS||DENT5407||Integrated Dental Practice 4|
|NS||DENT5408||Australian Indigenous, Rural and Remote Oral Health 2|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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 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.
(1) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(2) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5; and
(3) (a) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants;
(b) a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants;
(c) a place in a Direct Pathway into this course.
Admission ranking and selection
(a) a structured interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in dental practitioners, and a manual dexterity skills test, with invitation to attend the interview based on equal weightings under Rule 4(1), (2) and (3), in alignment with the interview quota for the year;
(b) the intake quota for that year;
(c) (i) for non-rural applicants, equal weighting of the GAMSAT/MCAT, GPA and interview;
(ii) for rural applicants, equal weighting of the GAMSAT, GPA, interview and rurality ranking.
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
[Approved exception 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.
(2) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, and except as set out in (3), the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, assigns a progress status of 'On Probation' to a student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8.
(3) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, assigns a progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who—
(a) fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and has previously repeated two years of the course; or
(b) fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 in the same year of the course for a second time.
(4) A student who is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' under (3) (a) or (b) will not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.
[(4) is an exception to University Policy]
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
(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;
(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.
(2) The Board of Examiners will not provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment to a student who—
(a) fails more than two units in any calendar year;
(b) fails a deferred examination.
Requirements of students on probation
(a) repeat all units having a clinical component that they have previously attempted in that year of the course; and
(b) subject to (2), repeat all other units that they have previously attempted in that year of the course.
(2) Students are exempt from the requirement to complete one or more of the following units if they have a mark of at least 70 per cent in the unit(s) concerned: DENT4101 Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology; DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry; DENT5302 Research Design, Statistics and Dental Public Health.
Leave and retention of credit
(2) Following a period of approved leave of less than two years, students retain credit for all units previously passed.
(3) Following a period of approved leave of two years or more, full credit is unable to be granted and students must repeat the units comprising the most recently completed year of the course.