Course and stream title
Doctor of Dental Medicine
The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.
The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.
The following criteria need to be met for admission to the Doctor of Dental Medicine:
a bachelor's degree undertaken in the last ten years from the University of Sydney or equivalent, comprising at least three full-time equivalent years of study, and supplemented by a graduate diploma if the ten year rule provision cannot be satisfied;
a minimum of one semester of human biological sciences at University level;
a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or above, determined on a scale of 0-7 from marks or grades on the official academic transcript and based on the last three academic year levels of a candidate's most recent bachelor's degree course, including an Honours year if undertaken, and in addition to a graduate diploma re ten year rule;
completion of the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or international equivalent and achievement of the required minimum score set by the Faculty;
satisfactory performance in an interview process.
Special provisions exist for the admission of research degree, rural identified, indigenous, and refugee status candidates.
Deferral of enrolment may be granted under the following circumstances:
progression to Honours, Masters or a PhD;
for completion of 'professional years' such as the pre-registration training period required of Pharmacy graduates.
Otherwise, deferral of an offer will only be considered under exceptional circumstances which could not have been foreseen at the time of application.
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete a fixed curriculum of 192 credit points in the order prescribed in the Table of Units of Study: Dental Medicine as described in the Faculty Handbook.
Candidates must pass all units of study designated for each year of enrolment and satisfy the requirements of the Professional Practice (PP) Licence, before proceeding to units designated for the subsequent year of study. Failure in any single unit of study results in a failure of the year and requires the candidate to retake the units designated for the entire year, without credit or exemption for work previously completed.
Credit for previous study will not be granted in this course. However, for medical graduates from Australian and New Zealand medical schools who have graduated in the last 10 years, some aspects of the Integrated Life Sciences theme will be waived. Further provisions may apply to graduates of the Sydney University medical program.