Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016

1/99

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

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

Prerequisites

OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology also recommended), and UMAT (or ISAT for international applicants).

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

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.

How to apply

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 2016

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology also recommended), and UMAT (or ISAT for international applicants). View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082620D

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.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

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

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)?

This program educates the next generation of dental professionals at the most advanced tertiary oral health facility in Australia.

With a focus on smaller cohorts and dedicated and specialist teachers, students will not only learn the science and acquire the technical skills to care for patients and prevent, diagnose, treat oral diseases & abnormalities, but also master the technical skills and knowledge needed to provide quality oral healthcare and make a genuine difference to the lives of others.

This program ensures graduates will be workforce ready. Along with gaining in depth theoretical knowledge, students complete over 2000 hours of practical placements in a variety of clinical settings with the possibility of a clinical placement in State Government and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service clinics throughout Queensland or interstate.

What you can study

This 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, endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics is undertaken at the Oral Health Centre. Students also gain experience in the areas of oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brisbane teaching hospitals. The final year of study provides clinical experience which may be undertaken in Queensland Government dental clinics and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health service clinics.

Courses

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

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students will undertake approximately 1,900 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings including the new Oral Health Centre (OHC) as well as government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students will commence pre-clinical (simulated) placements from semester one of the program and will move into clinics treating patients from year three.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016
1/99

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

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

Prerequisites

OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology also recommended), and UMAT (or ISAT for international applicants).

Additional application information

Entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the OP1/rank 99 cut-off are offered a place. Domestic applicants must sit UMAT and international applicants must sit ISAT*. Applicants are selected on the basis of the UMAT or ISAT aggregate scaled score. Refer to the UQ program cut-off list under 'Entry ranks' for the previous UMAT cut-off.

*Onshore international students (currently residing in Australia) may sit the UMAT.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

This program has modified teaching calendars for some courses which can be viewed here.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

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

Prerequisites

OP1 or Rank 99, Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology also recommended), and UMAT (or ISAT for international applicants).

Additional application requirements

Entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the OP1/rank 99 cut-off are offered a place. Domestic applicants must sit UMAT and international applicants must sit ISAT*. Applicants are selected on the basis of the UMAT or ISAT aggregate scaled score.

*Onshore international students (currently residing in Australia) may sit the UMAT.

International applications open from April each year and waitlisted once full. Early offers will be made to exceptional candidates with an ISAT 175 and above. All other applications will continue to be considered for further offers following the final closing date of 31 October. Only complete applications meeting the minimum entry requirements will be considered for offer.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

This program has modified teaching calendars for some courses which can be viewed here

International students currently enrolled at UQ

International students who are currently enrolled in a different UQ program and are seeking to program change to the BDSc(Hons) should lodge a new application by 31st October in the year prior to commencement. As places are limited, students who submit an internal program change request via mySi-net cannot be guaranteed an offer even if a student has met the pre-requisites.

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 (https://www.isat.acer.edu.au).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082620D

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 Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2016 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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)

What you can do with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

Careers

Once you're registered with the Dental Board of Australia, you can establish your own private practice, work within an established practice, or join a partnership.

Within the public sector, there are opportunities to work within hospitals, community health services, or school based dental clinics across Australia. The Australian Defence Force also accepts dental officers on either a short service or permanent basis.

Postgraduate study offers opportunities to develop specific interests and qualify as a specialist in a recognised field such as:

  • Endodontics
  • Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Public Health
  • Special Needs Dentistry

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Dental Association

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Dental Council

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours), 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.

A student is required to obtain #80 from the BDSc(Hons) course list. Refer to the BDSc(Hons) rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)