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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2015

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

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology 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.

* The UMAT Scaled Score aggregate cut-off for 2015 was 174 (53 first section).

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 2015 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: 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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology 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.

* The UMAT Scaled Score aggregate cut-off for 2015 was 174 (53 first section).

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 2015 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: www.dentistry.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)?

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 2015, the School moved to the new Oral Health Centre at the UQ Herston campus. The Centre is Australia's largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility, combining research, education, training, and specialist expertise in patient care. Teaching facilities include clinical simulation areas, pre-clinical laboratories, lecture/seminar rooms, and research laboratories.

The BDSc(Hons) 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 (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 are required to complete 2708 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program. The final year of the BDSc(Hons) program involves 34 weeks (2 semesters) of clinical placement which may be undertaken in Queensland and Tasmanian Government dental clinics or ATSI and Goondir community health service clinics in south-east Queensland. These clinics are located in Ipswich, Logan, Nambour, Caloundra, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, QEII Hospital, Dalby, South Brisbane, Woodridge and Hobart (Tasmania). Students will incur varying travel and accommodation costs depending upon clinical placement and location.

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 2015
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

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology 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.

* The UMAT Scaled Score aggregate cut-off for 2015 was 174 (53 first section).

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.

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

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

Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biology 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.

* The UMAT Scaled Score aggregate cut-off for 2015 was 174 (53 first section).

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 2015 entry was 166 (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.

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

International students who are currently enrolled in a different UQ program and are seeking to program change to the BDSc(Hons) should lodge an application for the program prior to 31 October for entry in the next year. Students who wait for program change request to open on Si-net may not be approved as the quota could be full.

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: 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 2015 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 2015 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

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 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) 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)