Bachelor of Oral Health
In Canberra (Australia)
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COURSE VIDEO Become an oral health therapist 2:09 The Bachelor of Oral Health is a full-time course taught five days a week over three years. The course equips you with the required skills, knowledge and experience to deliver oral health education and promotion, dental hygiene and dental therapy services to patients and communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Our course is setting the benchmark for oral health graduates. More services in the public sector as well as dentists in private practice are seeking practitioners with qualifications in oral health.
During the first two years of the course, tuition mainly takes place at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and at Sydney Dental Hospital. You will receive instruction in the biomedical and behavioural sciences, and be introduced to oral health in society and clinical practice. You will be able to treat your first hygiene patients in Semester 1 of second year and your first therapy patients in the Semester 2 of second year.
The third year of the course involves intensive clinical practice as well as placements in a variety of locations, including a rural placement of two weeks and involvement in health education and promotion projects.
Please note that places in this course are limited and subject to strict enrollment quotas.
Working within Dentistry one must possess a number of attributes in order to be successful in Dentistry. We have attached a list of inherent requirements that students should meet before considering Dentistry as a career.
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The Bachelor of Oral Health is undertaken full-time over three years. Students will complete units of study giving credit for 144 credit points in order to be awarded the pass degree. In their first year, students will receive instruction in anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, sociology and psychology, and will be introduced to oral-health in society and oral health in clinical practice. The remaining two years will be devoted to clinical practice, together with epidemiology, further biomedical sciences and marketing and promotion.