About this course
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm. Further information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-dental-therapy-advanced-clinical-practice
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice)|
|Year & campus||2020 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time|
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 Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) offers an entry limited to Australian Dental Board registered dental and oral health therapists.
Last updated: 18 December 2020