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Dental Public Health

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes).

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Integrity Policy 2022 and the Academic Integrity Procedures 2022. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy

1  Course codes

Code Course title
MADEPUBH-01 Master of Dental Public Health

2  Attendance pattern

(1) The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice. Some units of study are available in distance mode. Visa restriction normally restrict International students studying within Australia to taking a maximum of 25 percent of courses via distance mode.

3  Master's type

This master’s degree is a professional master’s course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4  Admission to candidature

(1) Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.

(2) Admission to candidature requires:

(a) A Bachelor or Doctoral degree (or equivalent) in dentistry; or a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field, and

(b) A master’s degree in Public Health; or qualification deemed by the faculty to be equivalent, and

(c) Performance in an interview to a standard considered satisfactory by the relevant delegate.

(d) In exceptional circumstances the Head of School and Dean may admit applicants without the master’s degree in public health who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

5  Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Master of Dental Public Health

(2) To qualify for the award of the Master of Dental Public Health a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:

(a) 18 credit points of core units of study

(b) 12-24 credit points of capstone/research units of study; and(c) 6-18 credit points of elective units of study.

6  Recognition of prior learning

(1) Waivers may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning in accordance with the Coursework Policy (Note: a waiver on its own waives a requirement but does not reduce the volume of learning for the degree as a whole).

7  Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available in this course.

8  International exchange

International exchange is not allowed in this course.

9  Award of the master’s degree

(1) The master’s degree will be awarded in the pass grade

10  Transitional provisions

(1) These resolutions apply to students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2023, and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.

(2) Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2023 may complete requirements in accordance with the resolutions in enforce at the time of their commencement.