Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
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.
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Intake February Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent.Please note that applications for entry to the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology for 2019 are now open until 30 April 2018. All applicants must submit their online application information at www.health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gdforensicodontology/application.html
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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
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent.
Additional Entry RequirementsClosing date for 2019 applications is the 30th of June 2018
Application information for international students
All applicants must also complete and submit the online application information at: www.health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gdforensicodontology/application.html
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $40,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $53,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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 includes essays, seminar participation, written and viva voce examinations and a research project.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018