Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Dental Public and Primary Health


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

  • 96 credit points
  • 3 years full time
  • Course code: 80530
  • Intake periods: February only

Important dates


Semester 1 2010: December 11


Semester 1 2010: February 22

The Master of Dental Public and Primary Health (MDPPH) is designed to be an appropriate broad-based course of study for a person who wishes to pursue a career in dental public and primary health.

This program fosters the development of critical analysis and research competence, along with the advanced set of knowledge and skills in dental public health that is required by the specialist in that field. Research topics vary widely, from epidemiological studies to qualitative, educational and clinical studies and health services research.

Course outline

The Master of Dental Public and Primary Health comprises:

1 Full-time; 2 Part-time

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Public Health requires the following:

  • a Bachelor of Dental Science from this University or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty


  • a bachelor's degree from this University containing a significant component of dental health related coursework, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty
  • at least two years experience in the practice of general dentistry


  • a Graduate Diploma in Dental Public and Primary Health

English Language Competence

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

Course enquiries

Course coordinator
Associate Professor Estie Kruger

Telephone: (+61 8) 9346 7248
Email: estie.kruger@uwa.edu.au