Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
This course enables students to deal independently with all routine forensic odontological casework. Students learn to be efficient referral of cases of special difficulty outside or beyond their expertise, and function under supervision as a member of a Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team. The course allows independent preparation of evidence for presentation to courts of law. Students also learn to be aware of their own need for further education in forensic odontology.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Dental School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Stephen Knott
- 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.
|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):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||DENT5649||Basic Dental Science|
|S2||DENT5651||Applied Dental Science|
|S1||DENT5653||Forensic Medicine||lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work: 60–70 hours according to mortuary casework and court attendance|
|S1||DENT5654||Forensic Pathology||lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work: 60–70 hours according to mortuary casework and court attendance|
|S1||DENT5656||Special Research Project Part 1||60–70 hours per semester depending on the nature of the research project|
|S2||DENT5657||The Law||lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work: 60–70 hours according to mortuary casework and court attendance|
|S2||DENT5660||Special Research Project Part 2||60–70 hours per semester depending on the nature of the research project|
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
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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 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.
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
(2) The Faculty may permit an extension to the time limit, which will normally not exceed one year but which may, in exceptional circumstances, be further extended on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Dentistry.
[Approved exceptions to University Policy]