Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) offers study in the practice of sedation, differential diagnosis of collapse, and advanced life support. Conducted over two years part-time, this diploma will upgrade your skills and clinical techniques as a general dental practitioner.

The course provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills in the growing field of conscious sedation and pain control, cultivating expertise for general practitioners in safe sedation techniques. As a postgraduate dentistry student, you will learn from expert oral health professionals and researchers as you study at our Camperdown campus, as well as at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and the Sydney Dental Hospital.

Ranked number 42 in the world for Dentistry,* the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry is Australia’s first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years. All our postgraduate courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs. Our modern curriculum focuses on medical, behavioural and clinical sciences, while developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills in our students. Graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.

Accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) prepares graduates for a career at a specialist level in this field and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.

*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2016.

Important Information

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in dentistry.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student’s ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

The Graduate Diplomain Clincal Dentistry (Concious Sedation and Pain Control) is a two year part-time course. Student will enrol and complete all units of study outlined for each semester.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

This course prepares candidates for work in a specialist practice in pain management.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) will hold a Bachelor of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; or an equivalent qualification that is recognised by the Australian Dental Board (Limited Registration for postgraduate training/supervised practice) and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty.
Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the particular specialty that they are applying for, such as through participation in short courses or continuing education programs aligned to that particular specialty.
In addition to these requirements, admission to this course requires:
at least two years general dental practice;
completion of the primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or its equivalent is desirable;
all applicants must be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice (limited registration for international candidates) prior to admission to the program.
All applications will be ranked according to academic merit after the application closing date. Successfully ranked applicants will be invited to participate in an interview with the Faculty of Dentistry. Some specialist programs also require applicants to sit an examination as a component of the selection process.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. Applications commencing in semester 1, 2017 will close on the 31st March 2016.

Ancillary expenses

Ancillary costs may incur. Please contact the Faculty directly for more information.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. Applications commencing in semester 1, 2017 will close on the 31st March 2016.

Ancillary expenses for international students

Ancillary costs may incur. Please contact the Faculty directly for more information.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.