UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

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 overview

Course titleGraduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health
Award abbreviationGradDipDP&PH
Course code80330
Course typepostgraduate diploma
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
CRICOS code051554K
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1 year
Time limit4 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Estie Kruger

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

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

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

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Public Dental Health specialisation

Take all units (48 points):

Group A

S1DENT5600Principles of Dental Public Health
S1DENT5626Oral Health Care Provision
S1DENT5627Oral Health Promotion
S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
S2DENT5630Dental Epidemiology
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics

Rural and Remote Dental Health specialisation

Take all units (42 points):

Group B

S1DENT5626Oral Health Care Provision
N/ADENT5643Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 1
N/ADENT5644Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 2
N/ADENT5645Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 3
N/ADENT5646Essential Rural and Remote Dental Practice 4
N/ADENT5647Introduction to Rural and Remote Dentistry and Research
N/ADENT5648Rural and Remote Dentistry and Research

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

Group C

S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
S2DENT5630Dental Epidemiology

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

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and 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:

  • Public Dental Health
  • Rural and Remote Dental Health

(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]