2 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
If you are a general dental practitioner and want to develop the necessary competence to safely and effectively undertake implant treatments in your clinic, this degree will meet your needs. The degree blends face-to-face teaching, mentoring and online interactive learning with supervised and unsupervised clinical practice.
The program is tailored to the needs of practising dentists and is designed on the principles of blended learning and work-based learning. Over the period of four trimesters, it will combine face-to-face seminars, preclinical training, team assignments, online seminars and lectures, supervised and unsupervised clinical practice and mentoring.
Face to face seminars, preclinical training and supervised clinical training will require on campus attendance at Griffith University, while the remaining modes of delivery will be flexible and will also utilise the students' working environment (work based learning).
On campus attendance commitment will amount to approximately 7-10 full days per trimester. Due to the need for students to develop complex clinical and technical skills throughout this program, and the flexible mode of delivery, courses may extend beyond the standard 13-week teaching trimester (i.e. commencing earlier and extending later than the standard 13-week trimester). Students are advised that the timetables for these courses will not exceed 21 teaching weeks per trimester (i.e. the academic year will not exceed 42 teaching weeks in duration). Exact dates over which these extended courses will run will be published on a trimester-by-trimester basis within the University Timetable.
The program emphasises work-based learning and will utilise the experience and the working environment of the participants. The program aims to directly benefit practitioners, by enabling the immediate transfer of the developed competencies into clinical practice as the student advances through the program. In addition, the student will be encouraged to document and share experiences from his/her practice.
Continuous mentoring will allow the students' practice to become an extension of the program and ensure the timely and effective application of the acquired skills. Unsupervised clinical sessions will be carried out in the students' own environment towards the end of the program.
You will be able to deliver quality services within implant dentistry and general dental practice. You may also continue towards a research degree.
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
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If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.