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University of Melbourne

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Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) degree at University of Melbourne is for general dentists who wish to become specialists.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
076196K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan

About this course

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) degree at University of Melbourne is for general dentists who wish to become specialists.

The (DCD) degree is designed to provide the opportunity to advance professional knowledge and skills in one of the specialist areas to an expert level and engage new and emerging relevant fields of study.

The course aims to facilitate the advanced development of clinical, academic and research skills necessary for students to further their career in specialty practice, academia or research. The course offers a choice of the following specialist fields:

Study locations

Parkville

What you will learn

Course structure

300 points

  • 75 points of course core subjects
  • Students choose one specialisation, consisting of 225 points of core subjects
Degree structure

The course consists of 75 points of core research subjects and 225 points consisting of core specialisation subjects. View the Handbook entry for further information.

Approximately 50% of the program is clinical training. The remainder is approximately 20% coursework and 30% research. This distribution accords with international best practice for clinical specialist training in dentistry.

You will be required to participate in the School's teaching programs as part of your training. This will normally consist of preclinical and clinical supervision of students for one session (3hrs) per week throughout the course.

  1. This information is correct at the time of publication. However, specialties are dependent on the availability of teaching and supervisory staff so a specialty may not be offered every year.
  2. International students must refer to the Australian Dental Council for advice about practising dentistry in Australia.
Assessment

Each subject has specific assessment requirements. In general, this will involve written examinations, oral examinations and clinical performance. Further information about subject content and assessment is available from the course convener.

Melbourne Dental Clinic

How to apply

Applications are now open for the 2021 Intake. Applications Close Thursday 30 April 2020.

Please follow the link below in order to submit an application, you will need to enter the course code of ME-DCD when prompted.

More applicationApplicants

The course is for general dentists who wish to become specialists. The course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Local graduates of this course may apply for registration to practise in Australia in their designated specialty.