UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

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 overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Dental Public and Primary Health (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMDP&PH
Course code80530
Course typemaster's degree by coursework and dissertation
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
CRICOS code051555J
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 required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration2 years
Time limit5 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

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

Take all units (48 points):

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

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

S1, S2DENT5639Dissertation (full-time) (48 points)
S1, S2DENT5641Dissertation (part-time) (48 points)

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 Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health, 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.(1) 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)

(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.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. Students will not have made satisfactory progress if they—

(a) fail a core 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. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(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;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules

Prerequisites

13. Before being permitted to enrol in the Master of Dental Public and Primary Health dissertation unit, students must have completed all Master of Dental Public and Primary Health core units.

Time limit

14.(1) Subject to (2), the time limit is five years from the date of first enrolment in the course.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

(2) The time limit for students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health will commence from the year of first enrolment in the graduate diploma.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

Enrolment

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.

(2) The time limit for students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health will commence from the year of first enrolment in the graduate diploma.

[Approved addition to University Policy]