Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

73010

Version

2

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B, Chemistry (Biology desirable).

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 7 with no component lower than 7 is required (Band 3 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Submit JCU internal application form by 30 September

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Students may be required to be interviewed, in accordance with procedures approved from time to time by the Faculty, to assess their suitability for entry to the Dentistry profession before undertaking clinical practice and research projects.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.  Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Candidates who contract a blood-borne viral disease during the course of their studies will be unable to complete placements and consequently will be unable to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

BM1071:03  Anatomy and Physiology for Dentists 1

BM1072:03  Anatomy and Physiology for Dentists 2

CH1010:03  Biological Chemistry for Dentistry

CH1013:03  Chemistry for the Dental Sciences

DS1001:03  Introduction to Dental Science 1

DS1002:03  Introduction to Dental Science 2

HS1003:03  Lifespan Development for Health A

HS1401:03  Health and Health Care in Australia

RH1002:03  Communication Skills for Health Professionals

Level 2

DS2001:03  Biological Sciences for Dentistry 1 (Growth, Development and Microbiology)

DS2003:03  Operative Dentistry 1

DS2004:03  Operative Dentistry 2

DS2005:03  Pathophysiology and Therapeutics for Dentistry

HS2401:03  Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

HS2402:03  Health Professional Research 1

HS2403:03  Health Promotion for Health Professionals

Level 3

DS3101:12  Introduction to Clinical Dentistry

DS3102:09  Clinical Dentistry 1

Level 4

DS4101:12  Clinical Dentistry 2

DS4102:12  Clinical Dentistry 3

Level 5

DS5101:12  Clinical Practice 1 (Comprehensive Oral Care)

DS5102:12  Clinical Practice 2 (Comprehensive Oral Care)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or 7 years part-time (part-time study is not permitted in Years 3, 4 and 5)

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must complete all level 1 and 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Must complete all level 3 subjects before attempting any level 4 subject

Must complete all level 4 subjects before attempting any level 5 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Students may be required to be interviewed, in accordance with procedures approved from time to time by the Faculty, to assess their suitability for entry to the Dentistry profession before undertaking clinical practice and research projects.

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Special assessment requirements

 

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available

Eligibility

Not applicable