Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Indigenous Health Careers Program

Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Indigenous Health Careers Program

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

105310

Version

3

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

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.

Additional selection requirements

Submit JCU internal application form by 30 September

Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

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).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

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.qfcc.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

132 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

CH1020:03   Preparatory Chemistry

IA1007:03   Linking Indigenousness

CU1010:03   Effective Writing

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

MA1020:03   Preparatory Mathematics

RH1002:03   Communication Skills for Health

Level 2

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

DS2003:03   Operative Dentistry 1

DS2004:03   Operative Dentistry 2

DS2005:06    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

DS5102:12   Clinical Practice 2

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 years full-time, not available part-time

(part-time study is not permitted in level 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

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

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