Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics

Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics

Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics

Handbook year

2019

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

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:

https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists

Closing date

24 March

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.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent RequirementsInherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustmentsReasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

DS6601:06 Fundamentals of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

DS6602:06 Clinical Orthodontics

DS6603:06 Reflective Orthodontic Practice

DS6604:06 Advanced Clinical Orthodontics

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Attendance 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