University's dental program endorsed by Federal Government
Friday, 2 July 2004
The new model of dental training proposed by the University of Adelaide has been endorsed by the Federal Government in today's allocation of additional places.
This involves a network approach whereby students receive their early years training in Adelaide and then complete it at clinical schools distributed in other regions, such as Newcastle.
"The government in its allocation of new university places has allocated the 35 additional places necessary for this program," University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha said.
"This is a huge endorsement of our new model and of the concept of collaboration with other regions such as Newcastle."
Professor McWha said there were no surprises in today's overall allocation although he had hoped the University's proposed undergraduate nursing program would have been supported.
"Because of the nursing shortage in South Australia, we had hoped to offer additional nurses," he said.
The University received 163 additional places for 2005 from a total of 446 (for South Australia) through to 2008.