GDN – Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an undergraduate degree in dentistry at this or another University more than two years previously.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
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. 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
Additional course rules
Compulsory attendance and participation at all prescribed clinical workshops
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics, graduates will be able to:
DS6601:06 Fundamentals of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
DS6602:06 Clinical Orthodontics
DS6603:06 Reflective Orthodontics Practice
DS6604:06 Advanced Clinical Orthodontics
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Expected time to complete
2 years part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Clinical sessions: This course includes prescribed clinical sessions. These workshops are a compulsory/mandatory component of the course.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ORTHODONTICS
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award