The Melbourne Dental School offers graduate courses in clinical training or scientific research training primarily for people with an undergraduate degree in dentistry, science or biomedical science.
For information about entry requirements, selection criteria and how to submit an application for each of these courses, please click on the course title. For information about the options please, click on the option that interests you below.
|GRADUATE CLINICAL TRAINING COURSES||OPTIONS||FULL-TIME DURATION||APPLICATION CLOSING DATE FOR 2011 ADMISSION|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry||Implant Dentistry
|1 year||30 April 2010|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery||none||1 year||Not offered in 2011|
|Doctor of Clinical Dentistry
(leads to specialty practice)
Special Needs Dentistry
|3 years||30 April 2010|
|Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry||none||20 weeks||
Semester 1 2010: 13 November 2009
All students enrolling in graduate clinical training courses require the following documentation:
i. Dental Board of Australia Registration
General or specific registration with the Dental Board of Australia is required for the duration of the course. You will need to arrange for this prior to commencing of your course. Specific registration does not permit clinical work to be undertaken outside the requirements of your course and is confined to clinical training within the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and other approved University teaching sites. Please refer to http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/ for further information about general and specific registration.
ii. Radiation Licence
You will also need a Radiation License which must be obtained prior to commencement.
iii. Infectious Diseases Policy
You are required to complete and submit to the Melbourne Dental School a statement of compliance with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Infectious Diseases Policy. In general, the Infectious Diseases Policy addresses general infectious diseases matters, and the complex medical, legal and ethical issues relating to testing of health care workers (students in particular) for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and managing health care workers chronically infected with blood-born viruses.
iv. National Police Record Checks
Due to the nature of patient contact during your course, you are required to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to commencement of the course and annually (at the beginning of the year) thereafter. International students and students who studied outside Australia in the year prior to enrolment must obtain a Police Record Check from the country in which they spent that year.
v. Working with Children Check
All clinical students new to the Melbourne Dental School are required to obtain a Working with Children Check on or shortly after enrolment. Working with Children checks are valid for 5 Years. Students whose course extends beyond 5 years will be required to obtain a new check. The Working with Children Check is obtained from the Victorian Department of Justice.
For information about entry requirements, selection criteria and how to submit an application for each of these courses please, click on the course title.
|SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TRAINING COURSES||FULL-TIME DURATION||APPLICATION CLOSING DATE FOR 2010 ADMISSION|
|Bachelor of Science (Honours)||1 year||31 October 2010|
|Master of Science (BioMed & Health Sci)||2 years||Apply online from 17 September 2009. Local applications close 20 November 2009, international applications 31 October 2009.|
|Master of Philosophy||2 years||Apply now, no closing date.|
|Doctor of Philosophy||3 to 4 years||Apply now, no closing date.|