UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Diploma in Dentistry
This course familiarises students with current methodologies used by Australian-trained dentists. It provides students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the related health and social disciplines required to competently practise dentistry in Australia. All major subjects taught to undergraduate dentists are covered and the course can aid in students' preparation for the final Australian Dental Council (ADC) examination.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Dentistry
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- not available in 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- 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
- 3 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant
- 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.
Note: This course is not available in 2020.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2020;|
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||DENT5631||Primary Dental Care||3 weeks full-time|
|S1||DENT5632||Endodontics||3 hours per week|
|N/A||DENT5633||Removable Prosthodontics||3 hours per week|
|S2||DENT5634||Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiography||3 hours per week|
|S2||DENT5635||Dento-Alveolar Surgery||3 hours per week|
|N/A||DENT5636||Periodontics||3 hours per week|
|N/A||DENT5637||Paedodontics and Orthodontics||3 hours per week|
|N/A||DENT5638||Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry||3 hours per week|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
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 ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
[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.
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
[Approved exception to University Policy]