Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics
GDN – Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Medicine and Dentistry
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)
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This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children Card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.
You will find your course requirements here:
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
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:
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DS6601:06 Fundamentals of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
DS6602:06 Clinical Orthodontics
DS6603:06 Reflective Orthodontic Practice
DS6604:06 Advanced Clinical Orthodontics
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Attendance at Cairns-based clinical workshops is mandatory for course completion.
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