Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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.
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 spatial awareness 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;
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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
[(4) is an exception to University Policy]
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
Requirements of students on probation
(2) Students are exempt from the requirement to complete the following unit if they have a mark of at least 70 per cent in the unit DENT5302 Research Design, Statistics and Dental Public Health.
Leave and retention of credit
Requirement to attend and complete prescribed work
16.(1) Students must attend compulsory teaching and undertake practical and clinical work at the University, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, and other institutions as approved by the Faculty.
(4) Students who are absent for more than 5% of their total clinical sessions or 10 clinical sessions, whichever applies in an academic year, will be required to make-up/replace any further clinical sessions missed during the remainder of the year.
Entry from Medical Sciences Major at The University of Western Australia
17. Subject to completing other admission requirements, in recognition of prior learning, students who have satisfactorily completed the MJD-MEDSC Medical Sciences Major may be granted up to 48 credit points towards year 1 of the Doctor of Dental Medicine Course.
18. The Faculty may grant advanced standing for previously completed Dental units if they were completed as part of a postgraduate dental course recognised by the Faculty as equivalent to the Doctor of Dental Medicine of this University.