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, 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.
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.
|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.
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.
Graduates will be able to apply for registration to work as an oral health therapist in general and specialist dental practices within Australia. They will be able to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across the lifespan. Graduates are also able to educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.