Postgraduate Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Course 779-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


COURSE CONVENERAssociate Professor Andrew Smith, BDS(Sheff), MDSc FRACDS(OMS), FDSRCS (Eng), FDSRCPS (Glas) Tel: (+61 3) 9341 1486 Email: POSTRADUATE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERMs. Kim Hanson School of Dental Science Tel: (+61 3) 9341 1507 Email:
Course Overview:
  • To provide you with the opportunity to advance to your professional knowledge and skills, and to engage with new and emerging fields of study.
  • To facilitate the advanced development of clinical, academic and research skills necessary for you to go further a career in academia, research or specialty practice.

You could reasonably expect to have acquired the following generic skills by the conclusion of this course:

  • an increased understanding of the changing knowledge base in the area;
  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise research and professional literature;
  • improved problem-solving abilities, characterised by flexibility of approach;
  • a capacity to articulate your knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations;
  • an increased understanding of the international context and sensitivities in the area;
  • an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research;
  • a capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
  • respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
  • an appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership;
  • the capacity to value and participate in projects which require team-work;
  • an understanding of the significance and value of your knowledge to the wider community (including business and industry);
  • a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society;

and where appropriate,

  • advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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Notes: This course is a component of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program conducted by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons ( Please contact RACDS for further details about this program.

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