Course and Subject Handbook 2019 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours) [End-on]

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

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

Handbook year

2019

Course code

73009

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of 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

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 and/or professional experience placement activities, students must comply with the relevant mandatory pre-placement requirements of the University and the Host facility. 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

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

Students can commence any time within 5 years of completing a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree to the required academic standard at either this or another University.

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

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

Part-time

Students can commence any time after successfully completing Level 4 of the JCU Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree to the required academic standard (study will be concurrent with Level 5 of the JCU Bachelor of Dental Surgery pass degree) or any time within 5 years of completing a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree to the required academic standard at either this or another University.

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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NOTES

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

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

Special Awards

Not applicable