The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry aims to fulfil the following goals:
Specialist clinical training is provided for general dentists who have at least two years’ full-time clinical experience after graduating.
The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DCD) is classified under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as a level 9 extended-Masters Degree. Prior to 2012 the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry was classified as a level 10 Doctorate award. The courtesy title of Doctor is conferred at graduation.
The course is full-time for three years.
The course is for general dentists who wish to become specialists. The course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC) for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Local graduates of this course may apply for registration to practise in Australia in their designated specialty. International graduates of this course must pass the ADC examinations in addition to the DCD in order to register to practise as a specialist in Australia.
On completion of the DCD course, you should be able to:
(i) demonstrate special skills in the provision of clinical services applicable to the specialty;
(ii) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the principles, current developments and research methods applicable to the specialty;
(iii) conduct an original scientific investigation into a biological, clinical or community health problem; and
(iv) communicate the results of scientific enquiry.
You could reasonably expect to have acquired the following generic skills by the conclusion of this course:
The Doctor of Dental Surgery is Australia's only masters-level qualification for training general dental practitioners. The Doctor of Dental Surgery creates a new benchmark in 21st century education.
The degree leads to registration as a general dental practitioner with the Dental Practice Board in Australia and New Zealand, and creates a pathway to enter the Master of Philosophy, PhD or Doctor of Clinical Dentistry.
With state-of-the-art technologies, the Doctor of Dental Surgery uses new infrastructure, including a 100 seat pre-clinical laboratory and the new Melbourne University Dental Clinic, for advanced clinical teaching.
Highly qualified academics with research experience from leading universities around the world deliver the course using lectures, pre-clinical practical classes and clinical patient treatments in all specialties of dentistry.
The curriculum is based on scientific evidence in oral health, imparting advanced philosophies, skills and knowledge related to all areas of clinical dental practice and research.
As part of the four year full-time degree, students spend significant time in provision of patient care, using advanced materials and clinical methods, as well as undertake a two-year research project in oral health. In final year, students have the unique opportunity to experience working in a private practice setting, and they learn how to run a small business.
Located in Carlton, the Melbourne Dental School provides a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment at the forefront of oral health, state-of-the-art technologies and international collaborations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) provides a fresh approach to medical training. As the first Australian professional entry masters level program, the Melbourne MD creates a new benchmark in 21st century medical education.
The Doctor of Medicine is a four-year full-time course available to both Australian and international students. The course comprises a total of 400 credit points. Each year students lead an interdisciplinary conference, between Semester 1 and Semester 2, worth 6.25 credit points per year. The course commences at the start of each calendar year. There is no mid-year intake. For further course information read the Degree Structure tab.
Designed for students who have completed their undergraduate studies and are committed to professional training, this unique MD recognises both the personal and professional development of each individual. For selection criteria go to Selection Criteria.
The degree builds on prerequisite knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry acquired through undergraduate study. It delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of a high quality medical internship. There are three clinical school zones involved with the MD course and individual hospitals within each zone.
As one of the world's premier medical and research institutions, the Melbourne Medical School has strong partnerships with outstanding hospitals in the public and private sectors as well as some of Australia's leading medical research institutes. Exciting new developments in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases will enrich the experience of our students.
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a four year full-time course comprising:
Knowledge: Graduates of the Doctor of Optometry course will have:
Skills: Graduates of the Doctor of Optometry course will have:
Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates of the Doctor of Optometry course will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
Specific graduate attributes have been carefully defined, developed and mapped to every component of the course.
Building on prior learning at an undergraduate level, the Doctor of Physiotherapy provides students with a comprehensive, integrated course in the theory and practice of physiotherapy to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of human movement.
The new degree is focused on the future needs of the physiotherapy profession - both locally and internationally - and was developed through extensive consultations with physiotherapists, students and leaders in the public and private health and research sectors.
With highly credentialed and networked lecturers and mentors, as well as connections with leading hospitals, research institutes and the private sector, the Doctor of Physiotherapy is designed to meet the current and future needs of students, patients and the changing nature of the health workforce.
Key program features include advanced theoretical knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, leadership and management, and inter-professional education, including a faculty student conference. Students experience a dynamic and interactive learning environment, with opportunities to study under the guidance of internationally renowned staff.
The course prepares students for the changing roles of the physiotherapist in areas such as chronic disease management, health promotion and prevention, emergency medicine, acute care and private practice. The clinical program builds progressively to independent practice, with approximately 37 weeks of clinical practice.
Graduates will be work-ready and immediately employable following registration having gained diverse clinical experience in major hospitals and increased their focus on primary healthcare and community engagement.
Graduates have the opportunity to pursue careers in a range of health settings including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organisations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities to study and work overseas.
Please see the Course and Subject Handbook for more information about the subjects.
The Doctor of Physiotherapy is a three year full-time program.
The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers a focus on professional commitment, responsibility and clinical leadership through:
The Doctor of Physiotherapy draws on the University of Melbourne's reputation for excellence in teaching and research to inspire and enable students to become outstanding physiotherapists ready to excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field. Desired graduate attributes have been carefully defined, developed and mapped to every component of the course. The 67 attributes, listed in the Course and Subject Handbook, have been collated into six domains:
4. Physiotherapy profession
5. Systems of health care
The Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) is Australia’s first graduate-entry, professional veterinary science qualification. The DVM is based on the latest global thinking in veterinary science practice, teaching and learning.
As a NEW Generation Melbourne DVM student, you will take part in our unique Tracks program. Tracks prepare you best for your chosen career path by concentrating your studies on a particular area of clinical interest and gaining complementary industry-ready skills and knowledge. This represents the latest international education models and enables you to stand out from the crowd upon graduation.
Our DVM curriculum has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:
Develop the skills you need to tackle contemporary leadership challenges with the Executive Master of Arts (EMA). This world-first postgraduate degree draws together the practical skills needed for effective career development, and the creative and critical thinking strengths from the humanities. The EMA is developed in consultation with arts, government, corporate and community sectors.
The program focuses on project management, leadership, creative and critical thinking, people management, budgeting and financial management, as well as organisational theory and practice. You can diversify your skill base with subjects including international history, politics, HR practice, arts management and social entrepreneurship. Or internationalise yourself by studying a language from beginner to advanced level. During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to find a placement in a wide range of national and international government, cultural, corporate and not‐for‐profit organisations.
For those striving to develop and hone their professional skills in management and leadership positions. The EMA is designed to draw on the expertise of academics, industry professionals and fellow students to give you a rewarding cohort-building experience. You can also tailor study to your individual career goals and interests, with a choice of subject specialisations, meaning you start to build you career from the moment you start studying. If you want to apply your skills and knowledge to real world situations, the EMA has an external internship placement or special project that you can be the leader in creating.
Career outcomes for the Executive Master of Arts are rich. As globally recognised qualification, you’ll have a head start pursuing roles including:
The Master of Actuarial Science provides non-actuarial graduates who have mathematical or statistical specialisations (e.g. mathematics, physics or engineering) with the skills required for immediate transition into the actuarial workplace as a trainee actuary.
The Master of Actuarial Science is designed to provide non-actuarial graduates with their initial education in actuarial studies and thus the skills necessary for their immediate transition into the actuarial workplace as a trainee actuary.
Graduates of the Master of Actuarial Science who have performed at a sufficiently high level will be eligible for exemption from all of the subjects comprising Part I of the professional requirements of the Actuaries Institute.