Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
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.
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 3b – Schedule 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.
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Yearly influenza immunisation:
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.
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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:
Computer and internet access is required.
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:
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
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
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
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional Accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (HONOURS)
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award