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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

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 Needs Dentistry)

RPPHCDNT-01

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery)

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)

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)


 

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 a postgraduate coursework award course 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

Child Health

Paediatric Dentistry

Hospital Dentistry

Hospital Dentistry

Oral Medicine

Hospital Dentistry

Hospital Dentistry

Special Needs Dentistry

Oral Biology

Oral Biology

Periodontics

Advanced Restorative

Advanced Restorative

Prosthodontics

Tooth Mechanics

Tooth Mechanics

Orthodontics

Surgical Dentistry

Surgical Dentistry

Oral Surgery


 

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Direct admission to the Graduate Certificate (Advanced Restorative) requires:
(a)
a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Bachelor of Dentistry or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution;
or
an equivalent qualification that is registerable with the Dental Board of Australia and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty;
(b)
a pass in any written or practical entry examination and/or performance in an interview to a standard considered satisfactory by the faculty;
and
(c)
local applicants to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for practice;
international applicants to have limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice with the Dental Board of Australia.
(3)
Direct admission to the Graduate Diploma (Advanced Restorative, Surgical Dentistry, Conscious Sedation and Pain Control, and Oral Implants) and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry requires:
a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Bachelor of Dentistry or Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution;
or
an equivalent qualification that is registerable with the Dental Board of Australia and with a curriculum acceptable to the faculty;
(b)
at least two years' general dental practice experience, unless exempted by the faculty;
(c)
a pass in any written or practical entry examination and/or performance in an interview to a standard considered satisfactory by the faculty;
and
(d)
local applicants to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for practice;
or
international applicants to have limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice with the Dental Board of Australia.
(4)
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (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.
(5)
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) stream are required to have experience in dento-alveolar surgery.
(6)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate (Child Health, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Biology, Tooth Mechanics and Surgical Dentistry) and the Graduate Diploma (Child Health, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Biology, Tooth Mechanics) is only permitted by transferring from the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.

 

5 Deferral

(1)
Applications for deferral of enrolment following an offer of a place in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry will only be considered under exceptional circumstances, and require the approval of the Postgraduate Course Co-ordinator.

6 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 and the Research requirements must be completed within one year of completion of the final semester of coursework. The Research requirements are:
(a)
the research topic and supervisor will be approved by the faculty research committee;
(b)
candidates will present at research seminars as required;
(c)
candidates must obtain a pass mark in the Research Methods unit of study;
(d)
candidates must submit an electronic copy of the thesis to the Research Committee comprising a literature review and a paper. The thesis must embody the results of the research, and:
(i)
must be an original contribution to the subject concerned;
(ii)
must afford evidence of originality by the exercising of independent critical ability;
(iii)
the paper component should be presented in the format of a scientific research manuscript;
(e)
the candidate must give a satisfactory literary presentation.
(f)
the candidate must provide evidence to identify satisfactorily the sections of work for which the candidate is responsible, such as a signed, written statement from all authors attesting to the contribution of the candidate;
(g)
the candidate must submit a final copy of the literature review and body of work to the Research Committee;
(h)
the candidate may not present, as the paper, a work which has been presented for a degree in this or another university, but will not be precluded from incorporating such work in the paper provided that in presenting the paper the candidate indicates the part of the work which has been so incorporated.
(5)
Examination of a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry will follow the examination process as stipulated in the University's Thesis and Examination of Higher Degrees by Research Policy.

 

7 Progression Requirements

All Years
(1)
These progression requirements should be read in conjunction with the relevant Unit of Study Outlines, Faculty Local Provisions and Faculty Resolutions.
(2)
Satisfactory performance in a unit of study requires a mark of 50%, unless otherwise stated in the relevant unit of study outline.
(3)
Any student who fails a reassessment will be considered to have failed the relevant year or semester and will be required to repeat it.
(4)
Any student who fails to meet the requirements of:
(a)
continuous sessional clinical or pre-clinical assessment; or
(b)
clinical and academic professionalism assessment; or
(c)
attendance; or
(d)
adequate depth and breadth of clinical experience
will be considered to have failed the year and will be required to repeat. No remediation or reassessment will be offered.
(5)
In any semester, a student who fails to meet the assessment criteria or obtain an overall pass mark of 50%, in two or more units of study will be required to repeat the semester or year, or may be offered the option of an award from the embedded sequence.
(6)
Any student who successfully completes a reassessment, and has not yet reached the maximum period for meeting course requirements will be permitted to progress.
(7)
Students who have reached the maximum period for meeting course requirements, as prescribed in the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014, will not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.
(8)
When repeating a year or semester, no exemptions from normal course requirements will be permitted.

 

8 Cross institutional study

Cross institutional study is not available in this course.

 

9 International exchange

International exchange is not allowed in this course.

 

10 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 admitted 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.