Bachelor of Oral Health - CB29
Equip yourself with valuable skills and enhance your employability within the oral health industry by studying the Bachelor of Oral Health.
3 years full-time
English (Units 3 and 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)
English, Science, Mathematics or equivalent
Designed to equip you with a broad skill set, the course ensures you graduate work-ready. You will develop skills to effectively perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients and provide specialist dental practices. In addition, your education and training will provide you with underpinning industry knowledge so you can educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.
The course has a strong focus on work-integrated learning in pre-clinical and clinical settings such as our purpose-fit oral health laboratory and dental clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton. This allows you to gain valuable practical experience whilst also increasing your employability. Oral health can be a diverse and rewarding career. During your studies, you will benefit from learning alongside students in other health courses in facilities such as CQUniversity's Allied Health Clinic. To apply for general registration as a dental practitioner, please visit the Dental Board of Australia website.
|Core Units||20||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 20 core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1 - 2021||Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2022||Rockhampton|
|Community Engaged Learning||HLTH12031||Students will be required to volunteer for up to 25 hours in a community-based agency per term.|
|Introduction to Oral Health Therapy||ORAL11001||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health simulation laboratory (6 hours per term), oral health prosthetic laboratory (6 hours per term) and oral health clinics on campus 1 x 3 hour session each week per term.|
|Oral Pathology and Diagnosis||ORAL11003||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health simulation laboratory and/or the oral health clinics on campus for 2 x 3 hour sessions per term.|
|Introduction to Oral Health Practice||ORAL11006||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health simulation laboratory for 36 hours and the oral health clinic on campus for 36 hours per term.|
|Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1||ORAL12002||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health simulation laboratory on campus for 3 x 3 hour sessions per week per term.|
|Oral Health Clinical Practice 1||ORAL12003||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health clinics on campus 2 x 3-hour sessions per week per term.|
|Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Pharmacology||ORAL12004||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health simulation laboratory and oral health clinics on campus over 2-3 days per term.|
|Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 2||ORAL12005||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health simulation laboratory on campus for 2 x 3 hour sessions per week per term.|
|Oral Health Clinical Practice 2||ORAL12006||Work-based learning takes place in the oral health clinics on campus 4 x 3-hour sessions per week per term.|
|Oral Health Clinical Placement 1||ORAL13001||Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings 4 days per week per term. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities. These clinical placements may be in Central Queensland, in other areas of Queensland and in other states and territories of Australia.|
|Oral Health Clinical Placement 2||ORAL13002||Work-based learning takes place in a variety of settings 4 days per week per the term. This includes general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities. These clinical placements may be in Central Queensland, in other areas of Queensland and in other states and territories of Australia.|
You are required to undertake a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical placement. The Bachelor of Oral Health course involves extensive training in a clinical environment, initially using simulator technologies before progressing to full-time clinical placements in an oral health environment. Students should be prepared in their final year of study to spend four days per week in full-time clinical placements as part of the course requirements.
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted
The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.
Student health care workers who will be performing exposure prone procedures (EPP) must be tested for blood-borne viruses (BBV) in accordance with the Dental Board of Australia's Guidelines for Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses (6 July 2020). These guidelines require students to be aware of their BBV status and undertake testing at or before entry to the course.
Students who are successfully admitted to the course will be emailed explaining the national guidelines, their responsibilities as healthcare workers, the mandatory BBV screening and steps to complete their EPP Student Declaration.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion with the last 5 years of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Health RequirementsStudents must comply with and meet the Inherent Requirements for the Bachelor of Oral Health course.
English, Science, Mathematics or equivalent.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Oral Health you will be eligible to apply for registration to work in general and specialist dental practices within Australia as an Oral Health Therapist. You will be able to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across the lifespan. You will also be equipped to educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 2 and 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
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CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Oral Health equips you with the skills and knowledge to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across the lifespan. You will be able to educate and promote oral health to community groups and individuals. You will graduate with a wide scope of practice, including adult scope, and gain experience working with, about and from other health practitioners. On graduation, you will be eligible to apply to the Dental Board of Australia for registration as an Oral Health Therapist. Registered graduates of this course are highly sought after in Queensland and in other states in both the public and private sectors.
Throughout your studies, you will undertake hands-on experience treating real patients. Your practical experience involves pre-clinical and clinical practice sessions or work placements that are either internal, in CQUniversity’s oral health simulation labs or the Health Clinic in Rockhampton, or at various external clinical placement sites.
You will begin your practical experience early in your course, allowing you to progressively gain experience and apply the discipline knowledge you gain throughout your studies. In your final year, you will complete two clinical placements that take place four days per week, in each term.
Your placements may be held in a variety of settings such as general dental practices, specialist dental practices, school dental clinics, oral health clinics on campus and residential care facilities.
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- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you have studied our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program or Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP).
OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
To apply for this course you will need to submit your application for this course via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via QTAC.
OPTION 2: ARE YOU A CQUNI STEPS OR TEP GRADUATE? APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:
- You have successfully completed or are completing CQUniversity's Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program.
- You have successfully completed CQUniversity's Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP).
Applications for Term 1, 2021 will close at midnight Tuesday, 5 January, 2021.