Dental medicine

 

Doctor of Dental Medicine


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 2010 (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

MADNTLMD-01

Doctor of Dental Medicine

 


 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.

 

3 Qualification level

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

 

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admission criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Doctor of Dental Medicine requires:
(a)
completion of a bachelor degree comprising at least three full-time equivalent years of study from either:
(i)
a bachelor degree (pass) accredited at Level 7 under the Australian Qualifications Framework or a bachelor degree (with honours) accredited at Level 8 under the Australian Qualifications Framework) from an Australian university or self accrediting higher education institution; or
(ii)
a bachelor degree from an overseas university listed in the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition Guide, provided that the degree is equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree (pass or with honours);
and
(b)
completion of a human biology or cellular biology subject at University level, of a minimum of one semester’s duration;
and
(c)
a demonstrated sustained academic performance to a standard considered satisfactory by the Dean or Associate Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. In assessing sustained academic performance the Dean or Associate Dean may, at his or her discretion, consider performance in the bachelor's degree(s) and/or performance in any graduate diploma, master or doctoral degree (or equivalent);
and
(d)
performance in an admissions test approved by the Dean or Associate Dean to a standard considered satisfactory by the Dean or Associate Dean;
and
(e)
performance in an interview to a standard considered satisfactory by the Dean or Associate Dean;
and
(f)
demonstrated English language proficiency (a minimum IELTS overall score of at least 7.0, and at least 6.0 in each category).
(3)
If the bachelor’s degree was completed more than 10 years before 1 January of the year for which the applicant is seeking enrolment, the applicant must, in addition, have completed within this 10 year period, or complete prior to 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Dental Medicine, a postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma (or equivalent), which will be either:
(a)
a postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma accredited at Level 8, 9 or 10 under the Australian Qualifications Framework from an Australian university or self-accrediting higher education institution; or
(b)
an overseas university listed in the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition Guide, provided that the postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma is equivalent to an Australian postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma accredited at Level 8, 9 or 10 under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
(4)
An applicant will not be admitted to candidature for the Doctor of Dental Medicine unless he or she has completed a bachelor degree prior to 1 January of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Dental Medicine.
(5)
The official results listed on an applicant’s transcript, and his or her admission test results, will be taken as the awarding and testing authorities’ assessment of the academic standards reached by the applicant, taking due account of illness and misadventure according to the authorities’ policies.
(6)
A person who has commenced the Doctor of Dental Medicine in a fee-paying place at the University will not be eligible for admission or transfer to a Commonwealth supported place in the DMD.
(7)
The Faculty of Dentistry will recognise prior learning in a completed Masters by research or PhD in the admissions process by weighting these qualifications to reflect a higher level of prior attainment than a bachelor's degree.
(8)
In accordance with subclause 49(2), of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as amended), the selection criteria and selection process for international applicants may differ from those for locals in that:
(a)
the Faculty may use a different definition, calibrated to reflect the same standards as for other applicants, of sustained academic performance in the bachelor degree (and/or the postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma);
(b)
the Faculty may approve one or more different admissions tests, calibrated to reflect the same standards as for other applicants, for international applicants;
(c)
the Faculty may approve a different interview process for international applicants;
(d)
international applicants may be ranked separately to local applicants;
(e)
the Faculty may set a quota for the number of places in the DMD available to international students.
(9)
In recognition of the educational disadvantage associated with rural origin, the Faculty may establish a special admission scheme, subject to the approval of the Academic Board, for applicants who comply with the published definition of being of rural origin.
This scheme may:
(a)
use a definition of sustained academic performance in the bachelor degree (and/or the postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma) that differs from, but is calibrated to the same standards as, that applied to other local applicants;
(b)
use a definition of satisfactory performance in an admissions test approved by the Faculty of Dentistry that differs from, but is calibrated to the same standards as, that applied to other local applicants;
(c)
use a definition of satisfactory performance in an interview approved by the Faculty of Dentistry that differs from, but is calibrated to the same standards as, that applied to other local applicants;
(d)
establish a quota for admitting applicants under the scheme;
(e)
rank applicants under the scheme separately from other applicants, or give bonus points to applicants under the scheme, in order to facilitate their ranking against other applicants.
(10)
In recognition of the educational disadvantage suffered by Indigenous people, the Faculty may establish a special admission scheme, subject to the approval of the Academic Board, for Indigenous applicants.
This scheme may:
(a)
use a definition of sustained academic performance in the bachelor degree (and/or the postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma) that differs from, but is calibrated to the same standards as, that applied to other local applicants;
(b)
use a definition of satisfactory performance in an admissions test approved by the Faculty of Dentistry that differs from, but is calibrated to the same standards as, that applied to other local applicants;
(c)
use a definition of satisfactory performance in an interview approved by the Faculty of Dentistry that differs from, but is calibrated to the same standards as, that applied to other local applicants;
(d)
establish a quota for admitting applicants under the scheme;
(e)
rank applicants under the scheme separately from other applicants, or give bonus points to applicants under the scheme, in order to facilitate their ranking against other applicants.
(11)
A committee consisting of the Dean and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) may confirm or withdraw an offer which has been made to an applicant but which is not in accordance with the admission criteria.

 

5 Deferment

Deferral of enrolment may be granted under the following circumstances:
(1)
progression to Honours, Masters or a PhD;
(2)
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.

 

6 Requirements for the award

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.

 

7 Progression rules

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.

 

8 Credit for previous study

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 details are available in the Faculty of Dentistry Admissions Policy, available in the relevant Faculty Handbook.