Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology (GDipForOdont)

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This program is intended for practicing dentists who wish to gain experience in the professional field of forensic odontology. The program has been designed with an emphasis on the practical aspects of forensic odontology. Graduates should have an in-depth understanding of the correct professional handling, examination, interpretation and presentation of dental and oral evidence which may come before the legal authorities. The nature of the concepts and casework required are often confronting and may be distressing to some people. Prospective students should consider this aspect before applying.
The Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Condition of Admission
Prescribed Communicable Infection Clearance: Students must comply with the Students With Prescribed Communicable Infections Policy (

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
Core Courses

Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ODONT 6017 Research Methods and Ethics 3
ODONT 6008AHO Casework in Forensic Odontology Part 1 0
ODONT 6008BHO Casework in Forensic Odontology Part 2 6
ODONT 6012HO Principles and Methods of Forensic Odontology 6
ODONT 6016A Forensic Odontology Research 0
ODONT 6016B Forensic Odontology Research Part 2 6
ODONT 6018 Integrated Forensic Science 3