Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics

Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics

Course code

116506

Course type

GDN – Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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 3bSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection
requirements

Applicants must hold full registration with AHPRA as dental practitioners. Interview (by invitation).

Post admission
requirements

Immunisations:

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

Closing date

01 June

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

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:

  • Apply the scientific basis of orthodontics,   with particular emphasis on current theories relevant to growth and   development; diagnosis; treatment planning; and, clinical management of   malocclusions.
  • Properly diagnose orthodontic dental   malocclusions and skeletal discrepancies.
  • Formulate a competent treatment plan following   consideration of the underlying aetiological factors and addressing the   patient’s chief complaint.
  • Implement biomechanical methods to treat   orthodontic cases.
  • Provide orthodontic treatment based on evidence-based   dentistry.
  • Critically analyse orthodontic literature and   apply it clinically.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

DS6601:06 Fundamentals of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

DS6602:06 Clinical Orthodontics

DS6603:06 Reflective Orthodontics Practice

DS6604:06 Advanced Clinical Orthodontics

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE ATNOTES
CairnsAttendance at Cairns-based clinical workshops is mandatory for course completion.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical sessions: This course includes prescribed clinical sessions. These workshops are a compulsory/mandatory component of the course.

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ORTHODONTICS

Approved abbreviation

GDipOrtho

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable