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Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology

Campus Teaching Hospitals

Degree Type Graduate Diploma-Professional

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code N/A

CRICOS 002798G

The Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology is designed to provide practising dentists with skills and experience in the field of forensic odontology. A forensic odontology qualification allows dentists to perform forensic examinations as required by law enforcement agencies, medical examiners or the coroner.

The diploma offers an emphasis on practical aspects of forensic odontology and an in-depth understanding of the correct professional handling, examination, interpretation and presentation of dental and oral evidence which may come before the legal authorities.

Graduates provide an important service to the community in both civil and criminal jurisdictions. Before applying, prospective students should consider that the nature of the concepts and casework required are often confronting and may be distressing to some people.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Intake February
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    Applications for 2018 entry closed on 30 June 2017.

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    CRICOS 002798G
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    Applications for 2017 have closed. The 2018 application closing date is 30 June 2017.
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $40,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $52,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Potential careers include as a forensic odontologist, in addition to general dental practice. Graduates will become competent to provide an important service to the community in both civil and criminal jurisdictions with an in-depth understanding of the correct professional handling, examination, interpretation and presentation of dental and oral evidence that may come before legal authorities.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Forensic Odontologist

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete 5 core courses in Forensic Odontology.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan


    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 ODONT 6017 Research Methods and Ethics ODONT 6008AHO/BHO Casework in Forensic Odontology ODONT 6012HO Principles and Methods of Forensic Odontology
    ODONT 6016A/B Forensic Odontology Research ODONT 6018 Integrated Forensic Science

    Assessment

    Assessment includes essays, seminar participation, written and viva voce examinations and a research project.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

 

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