Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Graduate Diploma in Dental Studies (Medicine Lateral Entry Stream)


How to apply

Domestic students

Please complete the application form

International students

Information for International students

In addition to the attachments required in the application form applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit an original transcript or certified copy of their academic record for all tertiary qualifications to date.


Key information

  • 48 credit points
  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • Course code: 80350
  • Intake periods: February only

Important dates


Semester 1 2010: December 11


Semester 1 2010: February 22

This course is for dentists wishing to become specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

This stream is a prerequisite for lateral entry into Level 4 of the Medicine course (i.e. the MB BS degree) at UWA. (Note: A medical degree is a requirement for registration as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Australia.)

Course outline

The Graduate Diploma in Dental Studies (Medicine Lateral Entry Stream) consists of 48 points in total comprising all of:

Upon completion of the requirements for the diploma, students may apply for lateral entry into the Level 4 units of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course.

Admission requirements

Entry to the Graduate Diploma in Dental Education Studies (Medicine Lateral Entry Stream) requires:

  • the Bachelor of Dental Science from this University or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty
  • at least two years work experience in the practice of general dentistry
  • completion of the primary examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, or equivalent.

English Language Competence

All UWA coursework programs have a minimum level of English language competence necessary, for both Domestic and International students.

Course enquiries

Ms Maria Maseyk

Telephone: (+61 8) 6457 7634
Email: maria.maseyk@uwa.edu.au