Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health

This course is an appropriate program for those who wish to undertake an advanced study in dental public and primary health but who do not intend to pursue a specialist career in dental public health.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health
Award abbreviation
GradDipDP&PH
Course code
80330
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
not available in 2021
Administered by
Human Sciences
CRICOS code
051554K

Course details

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
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Estie Kruger
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

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2021;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1DENT5600Principles of Dental Public Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
3 hours per week
S1DENT5626Oral Health Care Provision
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
3 hours per week
S1DENT5627Oral Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
3 hours per week
S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
3 hours per week
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
3 hours per week
S2DENT5630Dental Epidemiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
3 hours per week
S1, S2PUBH4403Epidemiology I
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for face-t- face mode only)
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

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 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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the 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. 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) (i) a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Dental Medicine, or an equivalent qualification that allows dentistry practise, as recognised by UWA; and

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

(b) (i) a Bachelor of Health Science in Dental Health, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

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

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. 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)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. A student will not have made satisfactory progress if they—

(a) fail a 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 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.

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. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules
Enrolment

14. A student must enrol in at least one unit in each semester unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances.

Credit

15. If credit is granted for work completed through Continuing Education at this University its value will not exceed 12 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]