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Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine

The Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine is aimed at providing Dental Practitioners with formal theoretical training in sleep medicine to complement clinical training in the use of Oral Devices used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.

Students in this course will be practicing Dentists who will develop their knowledge and practical skills in the area of dental sleep medicine under the guidance of supervisors/industry mentors.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine
Award abbreviation
Grad Cert DSM
Course code
52350
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Throughout the year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
online
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Pantin, Professor Peter Eastwood, Dr Jennifer Walsh
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

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 (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340)
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340): ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approximately 100 hours).
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), 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
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approx. 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approx. 100 hours).
NSANHB5546Foundations of Dental Sleep Medicine
Co-requisites:
ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Incompatibility:
ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine, ANHB5533 Oral Appliance Therapy in Sleep Disordered Breathing
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approximately 100 hours).
NSANHB5547Clinical Dental Sleep Medicine
Prerequisites:
ANHB5546 Foundations of Dental Sleep Medicine
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. It is expected that approximately 15 hours will also be spent preparing each case presentation and an additional 50 hours of study time is recommended.

See also the rules for the course and the Student 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—To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Dental Medicine, or an equivalent qualification that allows dentistry practise, as

recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) at least two years of relevant, documented professional experience assessed by UWA to be sufficient to permit

satisfactory completion of the course;

and

(d) registration to practice dentistry, demonstrated by

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

(ii) 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 24 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

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. 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.
. 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.

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.