Bachelor of Dental Health Science

Program code

1577

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$10,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Commencing in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

How to apply

Admission requirements

The University's Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy will apply.

Prior OP students: Applicants who graduated with an OP in or before 2019 can apply to Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) for an ATAR statement. For more information visit qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/australian-tertiary-admission-rank-atar.

The Bachelor of Dental Health Science is a quota-managed program as there are a limited number of places available to ensure sufficient resources are available to support the students.

Selection for entry to the Bachelor of Dental Health Science comprises of three essential components:

  1. University Clinical Aptitude test ANZ (UCAT). The UCAT ANZ assists universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required to become successful clinicians. To progress to the second component of the application process, ALL potential applicants must first complete this test. In order to be considered for entry in 2023, registration to complete the UCAT ANZ closes on the 17th of May 2022 with a late booking deadline of the 31st of May 2022. More information on the UCAT ANZcan be found at UCAT ANZ.
  2. Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Following the University receiving UCAT ANZ results, applicants will be selected for the Multiple Mini Interviews based on their score. The MMI's will require students to attend an online multi station interview on 24 or 25 November 2022. The interviews will assess applicants suitability based on five factors:
    • Motivation to study and work in Dentistry,
    • Teamwork skills,
    • Communication and Empathy,
    • Ethics and Social Awareness
    • Critical Thinking skills.
  3. Academic Attainment
    • School Leavers- Academic achievements in Year 12 or equivalent. Prerequisites for admission may be specified in terms of levels of achievement in particular Year 12 subjects. Prerequisite conditions may be satisfied by other study or experience which is considered to be equivalent to the Year 12 prerequisites. More information is available on the Prerequisites and Assumed Knowledge web page.
    • University Study - Applicants who have completed university study will have a rank depending on the duration and overall Grade Point Average (GPA) achieved. More information regarding how GPA is calculated and assessed can be found at the Upgrading via University Studies web page.

Each of the three components above have a minimum threshold that must be met. Once all three weighted components are completed, scores will be combined and candidates will be ranked on their overall score. Completion of all components may not result in an applicant receiving an admission offer.

Note: Applications for 2023 entry close on the 30th of September 2022.

Griffith University Rural Priority Access Scheme

A proportion of the Griffith University Dental Science intake will be required to be from a rural background (MM 2-7). Therefore, applicants who meet these criteria will be given priority access to Griffith University Bachelor of Dental Health Science.

Griffith students may not apply for the Bachelor of Dental Health Science program by submitting an internal transfer.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.

How to apply

QTAC applications for Trimester 1-2023 close on 30 September 2022.

After this date, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference.


Guaranteed Admission Scheme

This degree is excluded from the Guaranteed Admission Scheme.

Selection for admission to the Bachelor of Dental Health Science degree is made on the basis the combined weighted score of the following three essential components:

  1. Performance in the University Clinical Aptitude Test ANZ (UCAT ANZ)
  2. Performance in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
  3. Academic attainment

Further information for Queensland students completing an ATAR can be found here.

Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander should email medicine@griffith.edu.au for information regarding First Peoples Selection and Admissions Guidelines for Griffith Health Programs.

Note: Applicants are not permitted to defer an offer. Should you be unable to accept an offer, you must re-apply for entry in the following year.

A summary of the student profile for this program can be found on the QTAC website. The Rank profile is located on the Student Profile tab.


Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email. For QTAC applicants this is inline with the offer response date in your offer email, however Griffith accepts close of business that day - 5pm (AEST). Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies to all applicants irrespective of how you applied and/or whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and are subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0
  • OR the Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 65
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 94 (no score less than 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking).

English test results must be no more than two years old.

The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.

The above requirements are HIGHER than the requirements stipulated in University policy. Applicants should refer to the following policy for further information:

The requirement to demonstrate an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0 or an equivalent level of proficiency in English will apply to all International students with the exception of those students who are admitted via one of the following English admission pathways which are exempt from the completion of the English language enhancement course:

  • Satisfactory completion of one of the qualifications specified in the following schedule:
  • Satisfactory completion within the past five years of at least two years full-time equivalent of post-secondary, higher education sector accredited associate degree or degree level study or equivalent in a country specified in the above Schedule A in which the language of instruction and assessment/examination for the entire two years was in English.
  • Satisfactory completion within the past five years (from Canada [excluding Quebec], New Zealand, Australia, Republic of Ireland, United States or United Kingdom) of senior secondary, post-secondary, higher education sector accredited associate degree or degree level study or equivalent for at least two years full-time equivalent.

QTAC application information

Bachelor of Dental Health Science
ATAR/RANK *
Does not apply
QTAC code

233812

Duration

3 years full-time

Prerequisites

English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Additional credit information

Students may apply for credit in accordance with the University's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Up to 60 credit points of credit towards the Bachelor of Dental Health Science may be available to applicants who have a medical degree (MBBS or equivalent). Students receiving credit will be required to take account of their credit when selecting courses in which to enrol.