|University and Faculty:||The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
|Program:||Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)|
|University Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Parkville (downtown Melbourne)|
|Program Duration:||4 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2018|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition:||$77,824 AUD (2017)|
|Est. Indicative Total:||$335,431 AUD (based on 2017 fees)|
OzTREKK student Scott Buckley talks about his experience as a Doctor of Dental Surgery student at the University of Melbourne.
The University of Melbourne Dental School offers a four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program, which leads to the professional designation of dentist upon the completion of the program.
The University of Melbourne Dental School's Doctor of Dental Surgery program uses current scientific evidence in oral health to impart the philosophies, skills and knowledge related to all areas of clinical dental practice. This creates a graduate well versed in advanced treatment options such as dental implants, all-ceramic restorations and other advanced materials.
The curriculum is delivered using lectures, pre-clinical practical classes, clinical patient treatments in all specialties of dentistry, case-based and online learning, as well as reflective practice of patient treatment cases. Students spend a significant time of their experience in provision of patient care using advanced materials and clinical methods. Part of the final-year curriculum incorporates the model of working in a private-practice like setting, which is supported by learning how to run a small business equivalent to a private dental practice.
The Melbourne Dental School is an international leader in oral health research and this experience will become part of the DDS experience where students will learn how to plan, seek and attain ethics approval, complete and analyse and finally prepare a research project for publication and oral presentation at the school research day. Students will graduate with advanced clinical skills and advanced knowledge in all aspects of oral health provision and will be ready to work having attained skills in managing a small business.
To be eligible to apply for the University of Melbourne Dental School's Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), eligible applicants must have
For more information about the University of Melbourne Doctor of Dental Surgery program, please read the Admissions Guide 2017.
Some courses at the University of Melbourne have prerequisite subjects that must be completed in order to be eligible to apply. The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) requires applicants to have completed prerequisite subjects in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology equivalent to Melbourne's second-year level courses in these disciplines. For all three courses, the prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to commencing.
The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is responsible for assessing prospective students' courses to see if they meet application eligibility. If your subjects (human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry) have not been previously assessed, OzTREKK strongly recommends having your subjects assessed well in advance of applying. The assessment process may be lengthy, so try to have your subjects assessed as soon as possible before applying. To see if your courses meet the prerequisites, please go to the University of Melbourne's prerequisites page. You may check the courses you have taken to date by clicking on the "International" link under the heading "Have you already assessed my subjects?"
Prospective applicants for the Doctor of Dental Surgery program must submit documentation through the University of Melbourne's prerequisite subject assessment webform for assessment by early May of the year in which they wish to apply in order to be considered for admission for the following year. Applicants who submit complete documentation by this deadline will be advised of their prerequisite subject assessment outcome before the closing date for applications. Note: Submissions received after this date will be processed but applicants will not receive advice about the outcome of the request until after the closing date for applications. If the student's courses meet the prerequisites, course outlines do not need to be submitted with his/her application. If a prospective student's human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry courses are not listed and he/she did not submit a prerequisite assessment form, course outlines must be submitted with the application.
The University of Melbourne's Doctor of Dental Surgery degree is accredited by the Australian Dental Council. Additionally, the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) recognizes the reciprocal agreement between the Australian Dental Council and the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada, which allows for accredited graduates of either body to practice dentistry in Australia or Canada. For Canadian students studying at the University of Melbourne, this means that they will return home and follow the same process as Canadian domestic graduates with licensure being granted after successfully sitting the National Dental Examination Board of Canada.
Melbourne has not yet released the admissions timeline for the 2018 intake. Please see below for an example of 2017 intake.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 90
Total Number of Places for International Students: 15 - 25
Application Deadline: TBA. For the 2017 intake, applications closed July 29, 2016.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Adam Smith