Doctor of Dental Medicine

This is a four-year program leading to professional practice as a dentist. The overall aim of the course is to produce graduates committed to the well-being of the patient, community and society as accountable, responsible, scholarly, and competent dentists. The outcomes, content and teaching are organised around four domains: patient care, preventive and conservative dentistry, restorative dentistry, child and adolescent dental health.
The teaching consists of approximately 36 weeks of contact time each year. The first year of the program covers the medical and dental sciences such as anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, pathology, embryology, population science and behavioural science as they relate to clinical dentistry. This is integrated with clinical aspects of dentistry and pre-clinical skills training using simulation devices. Later in the first year, more dental subjects will be introduced and these will be expanded upon in the second year of the course where more specialist areas of dentistry will be learnt. In the second year, students will spend more time in the simulation clinic and they will begin to treat patients within the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA) clinics whilst under the supervision of staff dentists. In third year, clinical practice time at OHCWA increases and is a large focus of the training. More advanced theory will be taught throughout this year. In the final year, students will spend most of their time treating patients in the OHCWA clinics as well as in other clinics and hospitals as part of the various out-placements. The final year has some theory components but is largely considered as an “intense clinical practice year” where students refine their clinical skills by treating patients under the supervision of dentists. The DMD course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council and approved by the Dental Board of Australia so graduates can immediately register with the Dental Board of Australia to work as dentists.

Course overview

Course title
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Award abbreviation
DMD
Course code
91860
Course type
professional practice master's degree
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
Dental School

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Credit points required
192
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 144 points of taught units and 48 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the School
Maximum course duration
4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 192 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Professional accreditation
Doctor of Dental Medicine is accredited by: Australian Dental Council (ADC); Dental Board of Australia.
Time limit
10 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth), Oral Health Centre of WA, Various external placement clinics
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-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 Victor Matsubara
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:
N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Students who commenced in 2020 or before, are advised to refer to the 2020 Handbook (course code 90860).

Students who have not completed the Dental Sciences Major MJD-DENTS must complete the relevant conversion units up to the value of 48 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSDENT3001Body Systems 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489) or MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences
Co-requisites:
DENT3002 Body Systems 2 (ID 7534) DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences (ID 7970) DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry (ID 7971)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approximately 6 hours per week
NSDENT3002Body Systems 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489) or MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences
Co-requisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1 (ID 7533) DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences (ID 7970) DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry (ID 7971)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approximately 6 hours per week
NSDENT3003Anatomy and Oral Sciences
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489) or MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences
Co-requisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1 (ID 7533) DENT3002 Body Systems 2 (ID 7534) DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry (ID 7971)
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 lectures per week; 3 hours practical per week. Total 5 hours per week.
NSDENT3004Introduction to Clinical Dentistry
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489) or MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences
Co-requisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1 (ID 7533) DENT3002 Body Systems 2 (ID 7534) DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences (ID 7970)
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 lectures per week; 3 hours pre-clinical practical sessions per week
NSDENT3005General Medicine and Pharmacology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489) or MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences
Co-requisites:
DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology (ID 7974) DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1 (ID 7975) DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology (ID 7972)
Incompatibility:
Nil
4 lectures per week; 2 hours practical classes per week
NSDENT3006Biofilm Sciences and Cariology
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry.
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489)
Incompatibility:
Nil
approximatively 6 hours (3 lectures per week; average 3 hours workshop/practical classes per week)
NSDENT3007Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489)
Co-requisites:
DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology (ID 7973) DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology (ID 7974) DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology (ID 7972)
Incompatibility:
Nil
approximately 6 hours per week (3 lectures per week; average 3 hours workshop/practical classes per week)
NSDENT3008Dental Public Health and Research Methodology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 1489)
Co-requisites:
DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology (ID 7973) DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology (ID 7974) DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1 (ID 7975)
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 lectures per week; 2 hours workshop/practical classes

Take all units (48 points):

Year 2

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ADENT4212Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology
Co-requisites:
DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week.
N/ADENT4213Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology
Co-requisites:
DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 lectures per week; 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week
N/ADENT4214Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology
Co-requisites:
DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week
N/ADENT4215Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology
Co-requisites:
DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3
Incompatibility:
Nil
(approximately 6 hours per week) 3 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week
N/ADENT4216Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Co-requisites:
DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approximately 6 hours per week (3 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week)
N/ADENT4217Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Co-requisites:
DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approximately 6 hours per week (3 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week)
N/ADENT4218Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Co-requisites:
DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approximately 5 hours per week (2 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week)
N/ADENT4219Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
Co-requisites:
DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approximately 5 hours per week (2 lectures per week; average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week)

Take all units (48 points):

Year 3

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ADENT5310Integrated Dental Practice 1 (24 points)
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1; DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
8 lectures per week; average 21 hours practical/clinical sessions per week
N/ADENT5311Integrated Dental Practice 2 (24 points)
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1; DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2; DENT5310 Integrated Dental Practice 1.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
8 lectures per week; 21 hours practical/clinical sessions per week

Take all units (48 points):

Year 4

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ADENT5409Integrated Dental Practice 3 (24 points)
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1; DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2; DENT5310 Integrated Dental Practice 1; DENT5311 Integrated Dental Practice 2.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 lectures per week; average 24 hours practical/clinical sessions per week
N/ADENT5410Integrated Dental Practice 4 (24 points)
Prerequisites:
DENT3001 Body Systems 1; DENT3002 Body Systems 2; DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences; DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology; DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology; DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1; DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology; DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1; DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2; DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3; DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1; DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1; DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2; DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1; DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2; DENT5310 Integrated Dental Practice 1; DENT5311 Integrated Dental Practice 2; DENT5409 Integrated Dental Practice 3.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 lectures per week; 24 hours practical/clinical sessions per week

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 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).

(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.(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.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 7.0.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(1) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(2) the equivalent of an health and medical sciences grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5; and

(3) (a) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants;

or

(b) a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score of 123/123/123/123 for international applicants;

or

(c) a Dental Aptitude Test (DAT);

or

(d) a place in a Direct Pathway into this course.

OR

(4) Admission via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Entry Pathway for graduates with a UWA MBBS, or MD, or equivalent as recognised by the School.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(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;

and

(b) the intake quota for that year;

and

(c) (i) for non-rural applicants, equal weighting of the GAMSAT/MCAT/DAT, GPA and interview;

(ii) for rural applicants, equal weighting of the GAMSAT, GPA, interview and rurality ranking.

OR

(d) for candidates via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Entry Pathway:

(i) a personal statement addressing motivation and relevant clinical experience and training;

(ii) a structured interview;

(iii) two referee reports;

(iv) the intake quota for that year.

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 192 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 48 points.

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

(3) Students who have completed the Integrated Dental Sciences Major MJD-DENTS are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass all units that the student is required to undertake in that year.

Supplementary to the Doctor of Dental Medicine course rules, there is a document governing what constitutes satisfactory progress in the the course, and what rules are applied in the case of unsatisfactory progress.

[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.

Progress status

10.(1) The School, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, may assign a progress status of 'On Probation' or 'Excluded' to a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8.

(2) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, and except as set out in (3), the School, 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.

(3) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, the School, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, assigns a progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who—

(a) fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and has previously repeated two years of the course; or

(b) fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 in the same year of the course for a second time.

(4) A student who is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' under (3) (a) or (b) will not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.

[(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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.

Additional rules
Supplementary assessment

14.(1) Subject to (2), a student who fails a didactic or non-clinical practical component of a unit may be granted supplementary assessment in that component.

(2) The Board of Examiners will not provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment to a student who —

(a) fails more than two units in any calendar year;

or

(b) fails a deferred or supplementary examination;

or

(c) has a progress status of 'On Probation'.

Requirements of students on probation

15.(1) Students who have been assigned a progress status of ‘On Probation' must repeat all units that they have previously attempted in that year of the course.

Approved leave and retention of credit

16.(1) Students may apply for a period of approved leave in accordance with University Policy on Student Enrolment.

(2) Following a period of approved leave of less than two years, students retain credit for all units previously passed.

(3) Following a period of approved leave of two years or more, full credit is unable to be granted and students must repeat the units comprising the most recently completed year of the course.

Requirement to attend and complete prescribed work

17.(1) Students must attend compulsory teaching and undertake practical and clinical work at the University, at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, and at other institutions or locations as approved by the UWA Dental School.

(2) Providing approval is granted, a student is permitted to take a maximum of 10 University days annually as leave. Leave can include compassionate leave, medical leave, or personal/other leave.

(3) Leave is administered and managed as outlined in the UWA Dental School Student Handbook.

(4) Students who are absent for more than 5% or 10 clinical sessions, whichever applies in the specific academic year, will be required to make-up/replace the equivalent number of sessions during the remainder of that academic year.

Entry from Integrated Dental Sciences Major at The University of Western Australia

18. Subject to completing other admission requirements, in recognition of prior learning, students who have satisfactorily completed the MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences Major may be granted up to 48 credit points towards year 1 of the Doctor of Dental Medicine Course.

Entry via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Entry Pathway

19. Students entering the DMD course via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery pathway will not be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Advanced standing

20. The School may grant advanced standing for previously completed Dental units if they were completed as part of a postgraduate dental course recognised by the Dental School as being equivalent to the Doctor of Dental Medicine of this University.

Infection Control Requirements

21. At admission and during enrolment students must comply with the University's Infection Control Requirements, appended to relevant UWA policies.

Mode of study

22.(1) Students must enrol on a full-time basis unless the School permits otherwise in exceptional circumstances.

(2) Students who have been permitted to enrol on a part-time basis in units of one level will not be permitted to enrol on a part-time basis in units of the next level.