This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF DENTAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

80

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Dental Science.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2015

1/99

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QTAC Code(s)

712002 - B Dental Science (Hons)
712002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended). Domestic applicants must sit UMAT; international applicants must sit ISAT. The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however not all applicants who meet this minimum requirement are offered a place. Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes. UMAT and ISAT cut-offs will vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants.

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AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 9782

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Dentistry

Email: dentistry@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 8022

Web: http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au

Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

80

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Dental Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended). Domestic applicants must sit UMAT; international applicants must sit ISAT. The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however not all applicants who meet this minimum requirement are offered a place. Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes. UMAT and ISAT cut-offs will vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001946G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 53200

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Closing Date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au

Why study the Bachelor of Dental Science?

The University of Queensland Dental School has been providing dentists since 1937. It is the oldest and most established dental school in Queensland and has been located at Turbot Street, Brisbane since 1941. In 2014, the School is scheduled to move to the new Oral Health Centre at the UQ Herston campus. The Centre will be Australia's largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility, combining research, education, training, and specialist expertise in patient care. Teaching facilities will include clinical simulation areas, pre-clinical laboratories, lecture/seminar rooms, and research laboratories.

The BDSc program has been accredited by the Australian Dental Council and provides students with the opportunity to spend their final year in Queensland and Tasmanian Government dental clinics as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health service clinics in south-east Queensland, enabling them to extend and further develop their clinical skills and experience before graduation.

To find out about where a career in Dentistry can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

What you can study

The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they require to become competent practitioners of dentistry. These include the application of scientific principles to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and abnormalities. The first two years of the program deliver knowledge in the basic sciences which provide the clinical and biomedical foundations relevant to Dentistry. Clinical work commences in third year and this experience is broadened in fourth year. Each student is assigned patients and is then responsible for the dental care of these patients. Clinical work in areas such as general practice dentistry, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics is undertaken at the UQ Dental School. Students gain experience in the areas of oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brisbane teaching hospitals. The final year of study (34 weeks) provides external clinical experience which may be undertaken in Queensland or Tasmanian Government dental clinics, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health service clinics in south-east Queensland.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Dental Science.

Placement courses

Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised placement during final year. The final year involves 34 weeks (2 semesters) of clinical placement which may be undertaken in Queensland Government dental clinics or ATSI and Goondir community health service clinics in south-east Queensland. Students will incur varying travel and accommodation costs depending upon clinical placement and location.

Honours

Honours is available as part of the standard program awarded based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2015
1/99

QTAC Code(s)
712002 - B Dental Science (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended). Domestic applicants must sit UMAT; international applicants must sit ISAT. The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however not all applicants who meet this minimum requirement are offered a place. Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes. UMAT and ISAT cut-offs will vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants.

Additional application information

The Dental Board of Australia policy prevents dentists carrying blood-borne viruses from undertaking invasive procedures, the definition of which includes most aspects of clinical dentistry. Students are required to provide serological evidence of their status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Carriers of blood-borne transmissible viruses will not be permitted to be enrolled. Tuberculosis (TB) screening is also required in accordance with Queensland Health recommendations.

Students must have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check).

Students must complete a nationally accredited First Aid Certificate by first semester census date in year 1 and maintain qualification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in years 2, 3 and 4. First Aid recertification prior to the start of year 5 is also required.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended). Domestic applicants must sit UMAT; international applicants must sit ISAT. The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however not all applicants who meet this minimum requirement are offered a place. Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes. UMAT and ISAT cut-offs will vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

International applicants are required to sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). As a guide only for international students, the ISAT cut-off for 2014 entry was 164 (Overall Reasoning). For information on ISAT, see the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) webpage (https://www.isat/acer.edu.au).

Early offers may be made to exceptional candidates if applications are received by 31 May. All other applications will continue to be considered for further offers following the final closing date of 31 October.

International students completing year 12 in Australia

International applicants are required to sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). For information on ISAT, see the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) webpage (www.isat/acer.edu.au/).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001946G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 9782

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 53200

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Dental loupes (from $700)
  • Dental instruments kit ($700)
  • Dental model ($350)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • First Aid re-certification (approx $120)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Incidental course materials ($150)
  • Laptop computer ($1,500-$2,000).
  • Head-mounted LED light ($400-$700)
  • Learn-a-Prep block ($60)

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Dental Science

Careers

Qualified dentists have the choice of various employment fields:

  • Private practice. Once registered with the appropriate Dental Board, dentists can enter private practice on their own behalf. Alternatively, they may work as an assistant with an established practitioner, join a partnership or work as locum tenens.
  • Government public health. In Queensland, there are salaried positions available in government and school dental clinics.
  • Defence force. Graduates may enter the Navy, Army or Air Force as dental officers on short service or permanent basis.

To find out more about where a career in Dentistry can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Dental Association

Accreditation body

  • Australian Dental Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Dental Science

To complete the Bachelor of Dental Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

Students are required to obtain #80 from the BDSc List. Refer to BDSc rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Dental Science.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Dental Science