Graduate Diploma of Forensic Odontology

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

The Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology is designed to provide practising dentists with skills and experience in the field of forensic odontology. A forensic odontology qualification allows dentists to perform forensic examinations as required by law enforcement agencies, medical examiners or the coroner. The diploma offers an emphasis on practical aspects of forensic odontology and 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. Graduates provide an important service to the community in both civil and criminal jurisdictions. Before applying, prospective students should consider that the nature of the concepts and casework required are often confronting and may be distressing to some people.

Designed for

Practising dentists who wish to gain experience in the professional field of forensic odontology


Students complete 5 core courses in Forensic Odontology.


  • Forensic odontology

Standard entry requirements

  • Relevant bachelor degree
  • 2 years' work experience desirable


Dental boards throughout Australia

Study pathways

Programs that lead into this award: Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Programs that you can do on completion of this award: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $59,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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