Clinical Dentistry

 

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course Codes

Code

Course and stream title

TCCLDOMP-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine)

TCCLDORD-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics)

TCCLDPAD-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry)

TCCLDPER-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics)

TCCLDPRO-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

TCCLDSCD-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Care Dentistry)

RPPHCDNT-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) (admission suspended)

GNCLDCHH-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Child Health)*

GNCLDCSP-01

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

GNCLDHOD-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)*

GNCLDOBI-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Biology)*

GNCLDOIM-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants)

GNCLDARE-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative)

GNCLDTOM-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Tooth Mechanics)*

GNCLDSUD-01

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry)

GCCLDCHH-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Child Health)*

GCCLDHOD-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Hospital Dentistry)*

GCCLDOBI-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Biology)*

GCCLDORR-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Rehabilitation)

GCCLDARE-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Advanced Restorative)

GCCLDTOM-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Tooth Mechanics)*

GCCLDSUD-01

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry)*

 


*These courses are 'exit only' qualifications.
 

2 Attendance pattern

(1)
The attendance pattern for these courses is normally full time unless determined otherwise by the Faculty.

 

3 Streams and embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The Clinical Dentistry program is available in an embedded sequence, at the level of doctor, graduate diploma or graduate certificate, and must be completed in a designated stream. Candidates who wish to transfer between streams should contact the Student Administration Office.
(2)
A candidate for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from the embedded sequence, provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.
(3)
The following table shows the course levels and the streams awarded at each level of the embedded sequence.
 

Certificate

Diploma

Doctor

Child Health (exit point only)

Child Health (exit point only)

Paediatric Dentistry

Hospital Dentistry (exit point only)

Hospital Dentistry (exit point only)

Oral Medicine

Hospital Dentistry (exit point only)

Hospital Dentistry (exit point only)

Special Care Dentistry

Oral Biology (exit point only)

Oral Biology (exit point only)

Periodontics

Advanced Restorative

Advanced Restorative

Prosthodontics

Tooth Mechanics (exit point only)

Tooth Mechanics (exit point only)

Orthodontics

Surgical Dentistry (exit point only)

Surgical Dentistry

Oral Surgery (admission suspended)

 

Conscious Sedation and Pain Control

 
 Oral Rehabilitation

Oral Implants

 

 

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Dentistry or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution;
or
an equivalent qualification that is registrable with the Australian Dental Board and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty;
(b)
pass any examination and/or performance in an interview to a standard considered satisfactory by the faculty;
and
(c)
local applicants to be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice;
or
international students to be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice immediately upon admission.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma and Doctor requires:
(a)
completion of the shorter embedded course in the relevant stream;
or
a Bachelor of Dentistry or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution;
or
an equivalent qualification that is registrable with the Australian Dental Board and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty;
(b)
at least two years' general dental practice experience, unless exempted by the faculty;
(c)
completion of the primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, or its equivalent with respect to Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Oral Surgery;
(d)
pass any examination and/or performance in an interview to a standard considered satisfactory by the faculty;
and
(e)
local applicants to be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice;
or
international students to be registered with the Australian Dental Board for practice immediately upon admission.
(3)
Applicants for the Conscious Sedation and Pain Control stream are required to submit three referees' reports and a letter of intent outlining reasons for applying for this diploma course.
(4)
Applicants for the Oral Implants or Oral Rehabilitation streams are required to have experience in dento-alveolar surgery.
(5)
Applicants for the Orthodontics stream are required to complete a bridging course as prescribed by the faculty on the recommendation of the head of the relevant discipline.

 

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the table of units for Graduate Coursework Degrees.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry a candidate must complete the prescribed 24 credit points of units of study listed for the relevant stream.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry a candidate must complete the prescribed 48 credit points of units of study listed for the relevant stream.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry a candidate must complete the prescribed 144 credit points of units of study listed for the relevant stream.

 

6 Progression rules

Candidates are required to successfully complete an end of semester assessment before being able to progress to the units of study in the subsequent semester. Candidates must remain registered with the Australian Dental Board for the duration of their candidature.

 

7 Cross institutional study

Cross institutional study is not available in this course.

 

8 International exchange

International exchange is not allowed in this course.

 

9 Recognition of prior learning

Candidates may be granted a reduction in volume of learning for previous studies, except that study must have been completed no more than five years before admission to candidature for this course.
(2)
Candidates offered direct admission to the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 48 credit points for an AQF level 8 or higher qualification or overseas equivalent in a cognate discipline, as defined by the Faculty of Dentistry.
(3)
In determining whether or not to grant a reduction in the volume of learning and/or credit the Faculty will consider the following factors:
(a)
the clinical experience of the candidate, which must be at least five years to be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning;
(b)
the equivalence of units taken in prior study with units in this course; and
(c)
the completion of a research project as part of prior study which may include the publication of a paper arising from such a project.
(4)
The maximum reduction in the volume of learning for prior study granted to a candidate will not exceed 50% of the requirements of the course.

 

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2014 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2014 and who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2014 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2019, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.