*This course is not offered in 2013.
Course Name: Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
Course Code: 033AA
CRICOS Code: 007319J
Year: to be advised
- To develop a capacity for contemporary professional practice, specialist knowledge and theory.
- To provide you with the opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in forensic odontology with emphasis on the Australian legal system.
- To develop additional skills in selected aspects of both basic sciences and forensic dentistry.
- To engage with new and emerging fields of study in this area.
At the end of the course you should be able to:
- recognise, understand and use techniques in basic medical sciences which have forensic odontological application
- understand and have gained experience in the disciplines of forensic medicine and pathology in their broadest sense
- understand the Australian legal system so that oro/dental evidence may be adequately prepared and presented in courts of law
- work as a forensic odontologist in a supervised environment.
You could reasonably expect to have acquired the following generic skills by the conclusion of this course:
- a comprehensive understanding of the structure and functioning of the Australian legal system;
- an ability to evaluate and synthesize research and professional literature;
- superior investigative skills that generate multiple constructive and imaginative solutions to complex problems;
- excellent oral communication skills that encompass all social and cultural dimensions;
- a high level of proficiency in articulating their knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations within a legal framework;
- an increased understanding of the international context and sensitivities of the field of forensic odontology;
- the ability to design, conduct and report on original research;
- a capacity to manage competing demands on time, particularly dealing with urgent, sporadic and imposed workloads as well as self-directed project work;
- the ability to maintain professional focus amid complicated, chaotic and traumatic situations;
- a demonstrable respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- an appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership;
- the capacity to value and participate in projects and large investigations which require team-work;
- an understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community (including business and industry);
- advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies.