1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
Through coursework and supervised clinical practice, you will be trained in all areas of removable dental prosthetics. As a Dental Prosthetist, you will work independently with clinical patients to diagnose and provide treatment for conditions requiring removable dental prosthesis. You will work in an integrated environment alongside other dental professionals.
The Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics is offered full-time and part-time on-campus. Some courses in the program are available online. DOH-coded courses in this program are exclusively for Dentistry and Oral Health students and are offered at the Griffith Health Centre (G40, Gold Coast campus).
As a full-time student, students will generally attend 20 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
Due to the need for students to develop complex clinical and technical skills throughout this program, extensive hands-on exposure to clinical/laboratory environments is required. As a result, some courses will 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 and on the DOH timetable.
Students will require approval from the Program Director or nominee to take a leave of absence. Students who wish to take leave of absence may do so for no more than one year. Students who take leave of absence cannot be guaranteed a place in the Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics upon their return due to space limitations and readmission will be subject to available places at the time.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
You will find employment opportunities in government health department clinics and private practice as a Dental Prosthetist or Clinical Dental Technician.
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
The Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics has an applied research component. This will prepare students to enter into Doctoral studies if they choose to after the completion of this program.
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.
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Flat fee|
|2019||Withdrawn PGRD (DOM)||$0.00|
|2018||Withdrawn PGRD (DOM)||$0.00|
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.
This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.