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Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) for Australian Dental Council (ADC) Written Examination – Part 1

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Mode:
    Online

  • Modules:
    4

  • Tuition Fee:
    AUD $1500 | $750

  • Course Duration:
    20 weeks | 06 weeks

Course Overview

  • Award Titles: Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) for Australian Dental Council (ADC) Written Examination – Part 1
  • Duration: 20 weeks | 06 weeks

Introduction

Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) for Australian Dental Council (ADC) Written Examination – Part 1, is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Australian Dental Council written examination.

This program will provide Internationally registered dentists the opportunity to study content relevant to dentistry practice in Australia, allowing them to review their reasoning skills along with the application of clinical judgement as per the dental practice in Australia.

This course aims to merge their previous knowledge, experience,  skills and life experiences and provide them with new knowledge about the Australian healthcare system, and the current standards of practice.

The course promotes an environment of critical enquiry, testing of ideas, generation and expansion of dentistry knowledge, in preparation to be skilled, competent, confident, critical thinking registered dentists in Australia.

Get started with Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) for Australian Dental Council (ADC) Written Examination – Part 1

About the program:

Dental Career Advancement Program (DCAP) for Australian Dental Council (ADC) Written Examination – Part 1, is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Australian Dental Council written examination.

Course Structure:

The course has been specifically designed and curated to be aligned as per the 4 paper modules that the candidates will be tested on.

Each topic within the specific modules will be taught in addition to which informative resources and handbooks will be provided.

Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
  • Tooth Conservation
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Caries
  • Endodontics
  • Dental Pulp
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Implantology
  • Anaesthesia and Resuscitation
  • Infection Control
  • Oral Pathology
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Public Dental Health
  • Radiology

Course Details:

You can choose either the Comprehensive Course or the Fast-track course.

Comprehensive Course Fast Track Course
Delivery Mode Online Online
Course Fee $1500 $750
Course Duration 20 weeks 06 weeks
Features Comprehensive Course (CC) Fast Track Course (FT) Timeline / frequency
Complete access to learning resources Accessible for
1 year (CC)
6 weeks (FT)
Access to Online Library Accessible for
1 year (CC)
6 weeks (FT)
Live group session?Online live tutorial with our educators.
Student teacher ratio – 30:1
Thrice a week
One on one consultation?Weekly consultation of 30 minutes, where our educators will provide a tailored feedback and reviews. Weekly
Quiz?30 MCQs – 20 mins
Questions are based on the ADC exam pattern
Weekly (01st – 08th weeks)
Mock Test?50 MCQs + SBQs – 1 hour
2 sets of tests for each paper from 9thth – 16th Weeks – Comprehensive Course
1 set of tests for each paper from 1st – 2nd week – Fast Track Course
Questions are based on the ADC exam pattern
Weekly (09th – 16th Week)
Model Exam (ADC Pattern)?80 MCQs + SBQs – 2 hours
2 sets of exam questions for each paper from 19th – 20th week for comprehensive and 05th – 06th week for Fast-track. Questions are based on the ADC exam pattern.
*2 additional sets of exam questions are available upon request.
17th – 20th week
Odell Case Video Recordings by AHPRA Registered Dentists?Current AHPRA registered dentists explain and guide you through each Odell Case from their own clinical experience in Australia. Accessible for
1 year (CC)
6 weeks (FT)
Odell Cases Live Discussion?Cases presented and taught with a focus on ADC exam pattern by our educators. Weekly
Essential MCQs Live Discussion?Live discussion of IHM’s Essential MCQs which are highly testable in ADC Written exam part 1. Weekly
Past Papers Live Discussion?Live discussion of ADC Past papers which are highly testable in ADC Written exam part 1. Weekly
IHM’s Grand Master Questions Discussion?Live discussion of IHM’s Grand Master Questions which are highly testable in ADC Written exam part 1. Accessible for
1 year (CC)
6 weeks (FT)

Admission Requirement:

Be a registered dentist in your home country or country of practice

Australian Dental Council (ADC) Registration Process for Overseas Registered Dentists

The ADC process consists of 3 stages:

A paper-based qualification and documentation assessment.

The initial assessment process involves the assessment of documents including professional qualifications, work experience, registration history, and a good standing to determine eligibility to appear for the written examination.

Timeframe Approximately 8 weeks (not inclusive of the time taken to submit any additional document)
Cost AUD $610
Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for initial assessment applicants must:

  • hold a minimum qualification(s) at the required level that is comparable in duration and content to the nationally agreed minimal education standard for the relevant Australian dental profession, and
  • have held registration or license in either in their home country, or country of training, with no withdrawal of registration.

The minimum required qualifications vary between professions.

  • Dentists: must hold at least a four-year, full-time university dental degree, or diploma at an acknowledged university.

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) written examination for dentists is designed to test the knowledge of science and dentistry practice of a candidate. This computer delivered examination will also assess reasoning skills along with the application of clinical judgement as per the dental practice in Australia.

The two-day examination is delivered by Pearson VUE on behalf of the ADC. Each computer-based examination consists of four papers each containing 80 scenario-based and single-best answer multiple choice questions. The examination is held in multiple locations in Australia and overseas.

Timeframe Approximately 5 months
ACTIVITY TIMEFRAME
Written examination application period  Approximately 3 to 4 months before the examination
Authorisation to test emails sent 8 weeks before examination
Pearson VUE bookings open 8 weeks before examination
Pearson VUE bookings close 5 weeks before examination
Notification of examination results 6 weeks after examination
Application for verifications and appeals close 28 days from notification of results
Cost AUD 2,000
Eligibility To be eligible to apply for a written examination you must have successfully completed the initial assessment process.

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) practical examination is the platform for candidates to demonstrate that they are competent to practise safely as a dentist in Australia. The practical examination assesses candidates across the range of the Entry-level competencies of the newly qualified dentist.

The two-day simulation-based examination will assess the candidate’s technical and clinical skills. Candidates must successfully complete each stage of the assessment process before being eligible to apply for the next stage.

Upon successful completion of the practical examination, candidates are eligible to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia (DBA).

Timeframe Approximately 6 to 9 months (Examinations are held most weeks of the year at the ADC examination centre).
ACTIVITY TIMEFRAME
Practical examination application period Approximately 3 months prior to examination
Notification of application receipt Within 2 weeks of receipt of application
Notification of allocated practical examination date Within 6 weeks of practical examination application period
Notification of examination results 6 weeks after examination
Cost AUD 4,500
Eligibility You are eligible to sit the practical examination within three years of successful completion of the ADC written examination.

For more information visit: https://www.adc.org.au/

Course Start Dates


Online Delivery

  • Jun 21, 2021

FAQs

Comprehensive ADC written exam preparation is an intensive course (20 weeks) which offers a comprehensive approach in guiding students to build their fundamental basics and apply it in answering multiple-choice questions and scenario-based questions.

Fast Track ADC written exam preparation is a short-term course (06 weeks) that is ideal for students to refresh their theoretical knowledge and refine their concepts weeks before the ADC Written examination.

  • Access to all four ADC Papers on our learning management system
  • Access to online Library
  • Weekly 9 hours (3 hours*3 days) of live tutorial sessions
  • One-on-one consultation sessions with Educators in a week that can be pre-booked
  • Quizzes will be available from Thursday midnight till Sunday evening for the first 08 weeks. Each set of the quiz will consist of 30 MCQs, to be completed in 20 minutes
  • Mock tests comprise of both MCQs and SBQs with 50 questions to be completed in 1 hour. They will be conducted from Week 9 – Week 16, where each week will be allocated to a particular ADC paper
  • Model exams comprises of 80 questions including MCQs and SBQs to be completed in 2 hours. For Comprehensive course, model exams will be conducted from Week 19 – Week 20, where each week you will complete Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Day 1 and Paper 3 and Paper 4 in Day 2
  • Personalized reviews and feedback for your results from experts after each test

Students who wish to extend their study with us can opt for any of the following plans:

  1. Complete course: $500
    • After completing the Comprehensive study, students who want to continue with us can re-join our next intake to repeat the entire syllabus.
  2. Basic: $250
    • Monthly Model exams for each paper for a duration of five months
    • A 30-minute one-on-one consultation session per month
  3. Study materials exclusively: $0
    • Access to study materials and recorded Odell cases exclusively
  • Access to all the four ADC modules comprising solved MCQs and SBQs backed up with references from articles, journals, guidelines, and reference books recommended by ADC
  • Previous question paper discussion
  • Live discussion of IHM’s Grand Master Questions
  • Mock tests comprise of both MCQs and SBQs with 50 questions to be completed in 1 hour. They will be conducted in Week 1 and Week 2 where each week will be allocated to 2 ADC papers
  • Model exams comprises of 80 questions including MCQs and SBQs to be completed in 2 hours. They will be conducted from Week 05 – Week 06, where each week you will complete Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Day 1 and Paper 3 and Paper 4 in Day 2
  • Quizzes consist of 30 MCQs to be completed in 20 minutes, released on weekly basis. Quizzes will be conducted from Week 1 till Week 8 where each week will be allocated to a particular ADC paper
  • Mock tests comprise of both MCQs and SBQs with 50 questions to be completed in 1 hour. For Comprehensive course, mock tests will be conducted from Week 9 – Week 16, where each week will be allocated to a particular ADC paper. For Fast-track course, Mock tests will be conducted in Week 1 and Week 2 where each week will be allocated to 2 ADC papers
  • Model exams comprises of 80 questions including MCQs and SBQs to be completed in 2 hours. For Comprehensive course, model exams will be conducted from Week 19 – Week 20, where each week you will complete Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Day 1 and Paper 3 and Paper 4 in Day 2. For Fast-Track course, model exams will be conducted from Week 05 – Week 06, where each week you will complete Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Day 1 and Paper 3 and Paper 4 in Day 2

IHM also offers 2 additional model exams available upon request.

Our Model Exams are designed to familiarise you with the real ADC exam. They simulate the pressure of the real exam, by setting the per question time limit as per the exam standards.

Although our fast-track course is for 06 weeks, our industry experts have designed the course structure in a way that is ideal for students to refresh their theoretical knowledge and to refine their concepts to clear ADC examination.

The final outcome is dependent on the amount of hours and practice that an individual is willing to put in.

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The study materials are available in our learning management system including all the ADC recommended textbooks, recent journals, article and guidelines.

The course has been specifically designed and curated to be aligned as per the 4 paper modules that the candidates will be tested on.

Each topic within the specific modules will be taught in addition to which informative resources will be provided. Each module will be supported by resource bank which consists of essential MCQs, past papers, IHM’s Grand Master question, journals, articles, guidelines, important reference books, previous question papers segregated yearly wise, quizzes, mock tests and model exams.

Unlike other platforms , we have segregated the Odell cases paper wise.

Our course comprises of Odell Case Video Recordings as well as Live discussions.

Through our tailored video recordings, each Odell Case will be explained thoroughly by AHPRA registered dentists who will use their own clinical experience in Australia to guide you through them. The videos are short and precise through which you will gain an insight into the real dental practices in Australia. These recordings are available in our Learning Management System.

In our live discussions, we have scheduled 2 Odell Cases which are aligned to the topic that is being taught. Every session will help you build on your theoretical knowledge and strengthen your problem-solving skills along with critical enquiry, testing of ideas, generation and expansion of dentistry knowledge.

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