Public Health

Population Oral Health Public Health Pathway

A Population Oral Health Pathway is offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Dentistry. This is designed for students who wish to learn about public health aspects of oral health. Note that your transcript will not explicitly identify that you undertook this pathway and you are not restricted to the listed units – they are provided only as a guide.

Dentistry students wishing to pursue a program in Population Oral Health begin by completing the Master of Public Health (MPH) or the Master of International Public Health (MIPH) degree through the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Students must include in their degree the three dental elective units of study listed. Upon successful completion of the MPH or MIPH, students may then be able to proceed to study a research degree that will fulfil the requirement of specialisation by the Australian Dental Board.

Please note that to undertake these electives you need to have passed PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses and PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics, which means that you must enrol in Semester 1 and cannot start in Semester 2.

In addition to completing the required credit points of core units of study, Graduate Diploma students must complete 12 credit points of electives, and Masters students must complete 20 credit points of electives.

Students must seek permission from the Public Health Program Administrator prior to enroling in this pathway.


Elective Units of Study Credit points
Part 1 electives  

PUBH5027
Intro - Public Health Program Evaluation

 2
Part 2 electives  
DENT5013
Preventative Dentistry
 6
DENT5014
Dental Health Services
 6
DENT5015
Population Oral Health
 6