Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine
Type: Postgraduate – 4 years – Full Time
Campus: University of Western Australia
Course Code: 90860
Please note: the undergraduate B. Dental Science has been replaced by a postgraduate qualification, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). The DMD commences in 2013.
- This means that all applicants will require at least a bachelor degree before commencing the DMD programme.
- Postgraduate pathway is the same for international students and local students
- Required to meet the UWA English Competency Level (See appendix A)
- Physics to year 12 level
- Chemistry to first year university level (including completion of year 12 level chemistry)
- Biology or Human Biology at first year university level
Intake per year
~50 places (25 from 2011 and 25 from 2012 admissions)
- Includes subquotas from different pathways (School guaranteed, international students, Indigenous, OMP and rural)
- Completion of a UWA bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5
- Suitable GAMSAT score
- English Language Competency (See appendix C)
- Satisfactory completion of the Manual Dexterity and Spatial Awareness Tests (See appendix E)
How to apply
1. Complete or be in final year of undergraduate degree and obtain a GPA
2. Register for GAMSAT by 5.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 1 February 2012
3. Sit the GAMSAT on Saturday 24 March 2012.
4. Apply for DMD through the UWA Faculty Admissions Office by the 10 June 2011 or 1 June 2012.
5. Submit GAMSAT results by the 10[SUP]th[/SUP] June 2011.
6. Receive interview offer
7. Attend interview if you are offered (24th September – 1 October 2011)
8. Obtain offer (~Not sure of date)
- GAMSAT scores are valid for two years (so applicants lodging a 2011 application require a 2010 or 2011 GAMSAT score)
- Applicants can sit the test from their last year of bachelor study
- There are three sections of the test: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences (Section 1), Written Communication (Section 2), and Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences (Section 3)
- Section 3 of the test is double weighted and assesses biology and chemistry to first year university level and physics to Australian year 12 level.
- Applicants require minimum test scores of 50 in each of the three sections, and a minimum overall score of 50.
- Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based equally on GAMSAT and GPA
- Minimum GAMSAT scores will be required for consideration for interview offers.
- Interviews will be held in Perth within the period 24th September – 1 October 2011
- Interviews are face to face and are NOT conducted over telephone or through video conferencing facilities
- Information on the interview can be found in appendix D
- Final ranking for non-rural applicants is based equally on GAMSAT, GPA and Interview score.
- Final ranking for rural applicants is based equally on GAMSAT, GPA, Interview and a Rurality Ranking.
Year 12 applicants can apply in 2011 through TISC. (Appendix B)
- Need to apply by 30 September
Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in the DMD.
- A place in the DMD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5.
Quota: 5 Applicants
- Minimum ATAR of 99 or equivalent
- Suitable UMAT score
- English Language Competency (See appendix A)
- UWA does not consider percentiles or the Overall UMAT score. Instead the sum of the three section scores is used. All three sections of the test are weighted equally.
- The Faculty Admissions Office does not set benchmark UMAT thresholds (other than the requirement that applicants receive a section one percentile score of at least 20).
- Instead, the last person invited for interview in their category ‘sets’ the UMAT threshold. The university does not release past thresholds.
- Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the UMAT score
- Does not consider percentiles or the Overall UMAT score.
- Sum of the three section scores is used. All three sections of the test are weighted equally.
- WA applicants: held from 28 November – 10 December (meet the minimum UMAT requirement and also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement.)
- Interstate applicants: held in mid-late January (meet the minimum UMAT and Academic requirements.)
- WA applicants: held in mid-late January (who had met the minimum UMAT requirement and who were predicted to not meet the minimum academic requirement but subsequently did.)
- More information of the interview can be found in appendix D
More information found in appendix C
International school leaver pathway
Quota: Up to 3 places available
- Minimum ATAR of 96 or equivalent
- Suitable ISAT score
- English Language Competency (See appendix A)
- Satisfactory completion of the Manual Dexterity and Spatial Awareness Tests (See Appendix E)
- Applicants should apply through the International Centre by 30 June 2011
- ISAT must be sat by 30 June 2011
- ISAT results must be sent to the International Centre by 5 July 2011
- Must be sat by 30 June 2011
- ISAT scores are valid for two years
- Applicants must forward ISAT scores to the Faculty by 5 July
- Applicants will need to be in at least the 25th percentile of each section of the test to be eligible for consideration.
- Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the ISAT score (with the condition that they also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement).
- More information in appendix F
Outer Metropolitan Pathway (OMP)
Further information and course structure
Mrs Ginny Allan
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 8500
A – English Competency Level
Applicants who complete the last two years of full-time (or equivalent) degree study in Australia will automatically meet this requirement.
B – Tertiary Institutions Service Centre
C – Guaranteed pathway for school leavers
Through B. Arts, Science, etc.
Through B. Philosophy:
D – Interview information
E – Manual dexterity and spatial awareness test
F – ISAT