Doctor of Dental Science

Course DH-DSC (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Duration and Credit Points not applicable for this course.


Professor John Clement


Melbourne Dental School

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Future students:

Course Overview:

This is a higher doctorate which is based solely on previously published or unpublished original work forming a substantial, coherent body of knowledge.

Learning Outcomes:

There is no coursework or clinical component associated with the degree. The DDSc is considered to be an untaught degree in that you will not be working with a supervisor. You are expected to show strong evidence of an ability to work independently at an advanced level. You probably already have a MDSc, DClinDent or PhD degree.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:


Entry Requirements:

You must hold the BDSc (or equivalent) degree, or in exceptional circumstances another qualification (e.g. BSc) that is recognised by the Faculty as appropriate. You must have held this degree for at least four years before commencing the DDSc.

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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