Why choose this program?
OP 1 to 6 Guarantee
This program is excluded from the OP 1 to 6 Guarantee.
The Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science involves development of the theoretical knowledge underpinning dental practice, extensive simulation and prosthetic exercises, followed by students' first clinical experience with patients in the Griffith Dental Clinic.
The program is designed to expose students to a variety of clinical competencies, knowledge and attributes leading to a comprehensive care approach when treating patients. The program has an emphasis on communication skills and teaches the art of dentistry in its wider social and ethical context, preparing students for the Graduate Diploma in Dentistry Program.
Completion of both programs enables you to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia (and equivalent New Zealand authorities) as a dentist.
My attendance during the program
The Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science is offered full-time on campus at the Gold Coast campus and the Centre for Medicine and Oral Health. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week and on Saturdays.
Due to the need for students to develop complex clinical and technical skills throughout this program, extensive hands-on exposure to clinical/laboratory environments is required. As a result, some courses commencing from Year 1/Semester 2 of this program will extend beyond the standard 13-week teaching semester (i.e. commencing earlier and extending later than the standard 13-week semester). Students are advised that the timetables for these courses will not exceed 21 teaching weeks per semester (i.e. the academic year will not exceed 42 teaching weeks in duration). Exact dates over which these extended courses will run will be published on a semester-by-semester basis in the Academic calendar.
To be classed as a full-time student you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points (CP) each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. Minimum CP for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
These pre-placement requirements also apply to work-integrated learning placements.
Students who are unable to provide documentary evidence of compliance or who have not otherwise met the identified pre-placement requirements by specified deadlines will be ineligible to attend their placement. Therefore, these students will not be permitted to enrol in the relevant course or will be administratively withdrawn from that course. No academic or financial penalty will apply where a student's enrolment is withdrawn under these circumstances.
The University's professional placement requirements are consistent with current State and Federal requirements. Students must also comply with the requirements of the facility providing the placement. Additionally, there may be other requirements then those detailed that must be met.
Professional placement requirements are subject to change. The University will endeavour to notify students within a reasonable timeframe of changes or additions to these requirements.
Students should refer to the following websites for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placements to ensure compliance and eligibility for professional placement:
What are the fees?
Commonwealth supported students
This program has Commonwealth supported places available in 2014.
- Commonwealth supported students make a student contribution towards the cost of their courses, while the majority of the cost is subsidised by the Australian Government.
- Students are liable for the student contribution charge for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
- HECS-HELP is a loan scheme which provides eligible Commonwealth supported students with assistance in paying their student contribution charge.
- Student contribution amounts are set by the Australian Government on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students
- A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
- Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
- The tuition fee charged is applicable to the semester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (1259)
Year Fee Category / Band Fee per CP Tuition Fee per EFTSL ( 80 cp) 2014 FPUG Band 6 (Dentistry Base Courses) $249.00 $19,920.00 2014 FPUG Band 9 (Dentistry Courses Type 1) $388.00 $31,040.00 2014 FPUG Band10 (Dentistry Courses Type 2) $621.00 $49,680.00 2013 FPUG Band 6 (Dentistry Base Courses) $239.00 $19,120.00 2013 FPUG Band 9 (Dentistry Courses Type 1) $373.00 $29,840.00 2013 FPUG Band10 (Dentistry Courses Type 2) $597.00 $47,760.00 2012 FPUG Band 6 (Dentistry Base Courses) $230.00 $18,400.00 2012 FPUG Band 9 (Dentistry Courses Type 1) $359.00 $28,720.00 2012 FPUG Band10 (Dentistry Courses Type 2) $574.00 $45,920.00
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.
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- Schedule E - Fees for Undergraduate Students (Non-international)
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Additional fee information
Program fees also include: Instrument fees and deposits
My opportunities after graduation
My career opportunities
As a dentist, you'll be in demand in private practice, public hospitals, school dental clinics or the armed services. You may also decide to continue your training to become a specialist or to engage in research activities.
Completion of this degree and Griffith University's two-year Graduate Diploma of Dentistry program enables you to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia (and equivalent New Zealand authorities) as a Dentist subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Dental Board of Australia. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency to confirm registration requirements.
The Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science is accredited by the Australian Dental Council.