This course is discontinued and no longer available for admissions
About this course
Dr Julie Satur
61 3 9341 1530
61 3 9341 1499
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Currently enrolled and future students:
- General information: http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/dentaltherapy/
- Program Coordinator - Elizabeth Soares
- Phone - (03) 9810 3144
- Email: TLfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Award title||Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice)|
|Year & campus||2018|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
Please note that this course has been discontinued. For all new students, please refer to the GC-DTACP Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice).
Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists are registered dental practitioners who provide a range of diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental services in collaboration with dentists (much as nurses work with doctors). Both Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists provide dental therapy services. Dental therapy practice has traditionally been limited to people of under 26 years of age. Recently, legislation governing the practice of dental therapy has removed that age limit enabling dental therapy practice with people of all ages. There is significant demand for the provision of dental therapy services for adults, particularly in the public sector.
The Dental Board of Australia (responsible for registration of dental practitioners in Australia) has determined that completion of a university-based educational program would qualify practising dental therapists and oral health therapists to expand service provision to patients of all ages within the scope of dental therapy practice.
The proposed course is a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice), with entry limited to Australian Dental Board registered dental and oral health therapists.
The course comprises three subjects: 2 x 12.5 points and 1 x 25 points. Delivery mode will be via intensive coursework and clinical training. Some coursework delivery will be presented on-line.
Last updated: 17 March 2020