Course and Subject Handbook 2018 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Dental Surgery [Indigenous Health Careers Program]

Bachelor of Dental Surgery [Indigenous Health Careers Program]

Bachelor of Dental Surgery [Indigenous Health Careers Program]

Course code

105310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B, Chemistry (Biology desirable)

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

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children Card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

You will find your course requirements here:

https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

132 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirements

Students 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.

Course learning outcomes

The James Cook University Bachelor of Dental Surgery will prepare graduates to be dental health practitioners who meet the professional attributes and competencies of the newly qualified dentist as defined by the Australian Dental Council.

On successful completion of the course, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of clinical and scientific principles and health and safety requirements related to the management of oral and dental conditions across all population groups in the community

  • Review legal responsibilities and ethical and social justice principles to ensure respect for all patients, independent of culture, language or background, particularly in relation to confidentiality and consent

  • Assess the oral health and preventive care requirements of individuals and populations especially in regional, rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical contexts and where necessary, formulate, implement and evaluate diagnosis, management and/or referral plans

  • Practise comprehensive dentistry in a range of clinical environments which include community sites within regional, rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical contexts

  • Retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence and research methods in clinical dental practice

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through  English language and numeracy proficiency, appropriate for patients, families, colleagues and professional audiences

  • Promote and optimise oral and dental health at the individual and community level

  • Reflect on current knowledge, skills and attitudes and plan ongoing professional development to ensure the capacity to deliver current best practice.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Year 1

Teaching Period 1:

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

IA1007:03 Linking Indigenousness 1

RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Health Professionals

Teaching Period 2:

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A

Level 2

Teaching Period 1:

DS1101:09 Dental Science Part 1 of 2

Teaching Period 2:

DS1102:06 Dental Science Part 2 of 2

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

Level 3

Teaching Period 1:

HS2402:03 Health Professional Research 1

HS2406:03 Health Promotion in Dentistry

DS2101:06 Simulated Clinical Dentistry Part 1 of 2

Teaching Period 2:

DS2102:12 Simulated Clinical Dentistry Part 2 of 2

Level 4

Teaching Period 1:

DS3101:12 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry

Teaching Period 2:

HS2401:03 Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care

DS3102:09 Clinical Dentistry 1

Level 5

Teaching Period 1:

DS4101:12 Clinical Dentistry 2

Teaching Period 2:

DS4102:12 Clinical Dentistry 3

Level 6

Teaching Period 1:

DS5101:12 Clinical Practice 1 (Comprehensive Oral Care)

Teaching Period 2:

DS5102:12 Clinical Practice 2 (Comprehensive Oral Care)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

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Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 years full-time, not available part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 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 Division, 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

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 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 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Approved abbreviation

BDS

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available

Eligibility

Not applicable