Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) offers study in the practice of sedation, differential diagnosis of collapse, and advanced life support. Conducted over two years part-time, this diploma will upgrade your skills and clinical techniques as a general dental practitioner.

The course provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills in the growing field of conscious sedation and pain control, cultivating expertise for general practitioners in safe sedation techniques. As a postgraduate dentistry student, you will learn from expert oral health professionals and researchers as you study at our Camperdown campus, as well as at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and the Sydney Dental Hospital.

Ranked number 42 in the world for Dentistry,* the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry is Australia’s first dental school and has been training dental practitioners for more than 100 years. All our postgraduate courses are patient-centred, evidence-based, integrated with research and responsive to community needs. Our modern curriculum focuses on medical, behavioural and clinical sciences, while developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills in our students. Graduates are engaged and globally aware and have the capability to become leaders in oral health, dentistry and research.

Accredited by the Australian Dental Council, the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) prepares graduates for a career at a specialist level in this field and also opens up further opportunities to pursue a career in research and clinical academic positions.

*Source: QS World Rankings by subject, 2016.

Important Information

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in dentistry.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $42,000 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Dentistry postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 60.9% (national average 62.4%)
Improved skills: 81.2% (national average 82.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.6% (national average 77.1%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Dentistry postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 91.5% (national average 87.8%)
Studying full time: 0.0% (national average 2.5%)
Median full time salary: $120,000 (national average $100,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNCLDCSP1000

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