Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours) [End-on]

Course code

73009

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Dentistry from this, or another University, within the previous 5 years; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the Level 4 of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.

or

Current enrolment in Level 5 of the James Cook University Bachelor of Dental Surgery pass degree and requesting to concurrently study Honours part-time, and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across Levels 2, 3 and 4 of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in the discipline specific areas.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3bSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration

Additional selection requirements

Application for entry to the program is by approval of the College Dean.

Quota restrictions on the number of honours places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College Dean.

Post admission requirements

Depending on the area of research, students may have to comply with the following:

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.

For more information, refer to :

Infectious Diseases Policy and Immunisation Guidelines

Yearly influenza immunisation:

Recommended

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:

Blue Card Services

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

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

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that students hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Students 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 will require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. Students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

Australian Federal Police

Computer and internet access is required.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirements

Students who enrol in Level 5 of the JCU BDS program will be required to complete the requirements of the BDS program before the BDS (Honours) will be awarded.

Course learning outcomes

Following successful completion of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of dentistry

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate evidence to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

  • Convey information, arguments and conclusions to specialist and non‐specialist audiences, demonstrating advanced proficiency in English language and, where appropriate, numeracy

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence

  • Identify and act upon opportunities for life‐long learning as a strategy to promote professional development of self, others and the discipline of dentistry.

Course Structure

Full-time

Can be commenced at any time after completing the Bachelor of Dental Surgery to the required academic standard at either this or another University and up to postgraduate year 5.

DS6101:12 Dentistry Honours (Full Time) Part 1 of 2

DS6102:12 Dentistry Honours (Full Time) Part 2 of 2

Part-time

Can be commenced at any time after successfully completing Year 4 of the JCU BDS degree to the required academic standard (will be studied concurrently during clinical Year 5 of the JCU BDS Program) OR can be commenced at any time after completing the BDS degree to the required academic standard at either this or another University and up to postgraduate year 5.

DS6103:06 Dentistry Honours (Part Time) Part 1 of 4

DS6104:06 Dentistry Honours (Part Time) Part 2 of 4

DS6105:06 Dentistry Honours (Part Time) Part 3 of 4

DS6106:06 Dentistry Honours (Part Time) Part 4 of 4

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Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part time

Approval to undertake the course part-time will be given only where the applicant can provide evidence that adequate contact with the School can be maintained throughout the studies.

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional 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

Award title

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BDS(Hons)

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable