GDN – Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an undergraduate/graduate degree in dentistry at this or another University more than three years previously.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3b – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Applicants must hold full registration with AHPRA as dental practitioners.
Submission of curriculum vitae
Interview (by invitation)
Students must provide evidence that they have been vaccinated or evidence that they are not susceptible for the vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) of Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella and Pertussis. Students enrolled in Dental Courses are required to undergo testing for Blood-Borne Viruses (BBVs) including Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency virus before, or on entry to the Course. Professional experience placement is a requirement of this course and students may be engaged in roles where there is contact that would allow transmission of a VPD or BBV.
Students are required to comply with the above requirement prior to commencing their first Professional Experience Placement or by the end of the first teaching period of their studies, otherwise their enrolment will be terminated.
Computer and internet access is required due to online/external course delivery
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Attendance and participation in Clinical Workshops (4 across the degree) held in Cairns
Completion of six case-based evaluations
Course learning outcomes
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Diploma Guidelines in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology will be able to:
DS6501:12 Dental Implantology Part 1 of 2
DS6502:12 Dental Implantology Part 2 of 2
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Course delivery will be predominantly through online delivery due to the workplace requirements of graduate dentists.
Attendance at Cairns based clinical workshops is a requirement for course completion.
Expected time to complete
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Must complete Dental Implantology Part 1 of 2 before enrolling in Dental Implantology Part 2 of 2
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
This course includes prescribed clinical workshops. These workshops are a compulsory/mandatory component of the course.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award