PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

 

Doctor in Paediatric Dentistry is a 3-year taught doctorate programme that leads to specialist registration. The degree is awarded on the basis of submission of dissertations and completions of coursework including clinical practice.

The dissertation should portray evidence of the candidate’s ability to perform research, that the candidate has shown originality and independence, and that the candidate has made a significant contribution to knowledge in the particular field towards improving oral healthcare delivery.

Completed and successful dissertation should be accepted by the panel of examiners appointed by the university.

The research should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student is expected to complete within the four years of the study programme.

Candidates attend lectures, seminars, clinical work and other relevant activities according to the prescribed content of the programme.

Additional training will be provided in the practical aspects of extended care and patient-oriented research in the field of Paediatric Dentistry, including ethics of clinical research and effective communication of clinical research results.

Candidates will be required to prepare a cumulative log summarising the clinical work performed for presentation to the faculty and/or examiners if requested at the interim and final examinations.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

 

Requirements

Coursework

Dissertation

Minimum Requirement

  • BDS or equivalent
  • 2 years clinical experience of continuous clinical work experience after graduation from dental school
  • Proposal submission with the application form

Other Requirement

  • 2 referee reports
  • Passed entrance interview or prescribed test
  • Registrable with MDC for local and approved by senate for overseas to practice in the faculty
  • IELTS Average Band 6.5          

(minimum Band 6.5 for every part)

 

Valuable aspects for consideration

  • Successful completion of the Primary Examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS), Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDS) or equivalent
  • Postgraduate degree involving clinical training
  • Applicants who have passed Postgraduate Basic Medical Science may request for exemption of Core Medical & Oral Sciences course.
  • Evidence in research publications would be highly regarded

 

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

Doctor in Paediatric Dentistry comprises of:

 

 

Course

Total SLT  

Percentage

Core Course

Dissertation

1920 

26.0%

Program Course

Paediatric Dentistry

5400

74.0%

Total

7320

100.0

 

Candidates are required to pass both components before they could be awarded with the degree.

 

 

MODE AND DURATION

 

Full time only. Minimum of 6 semesters; Maximum of 8 semesters.

Each semester consists of 21 weeks of academic schedule, with total of 42 weeks per year excluding examination weeks