Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
IELTS: Overall band score of 7.0 and Band score of 7.0 in all bands
Oral health is an essential component of a healthy life. Complex dental work contributes to this, but proper care and prevention are just as important.
While dentists perform specialised treatments, oral health therapists have broad expertise in oral hygiene and education.
What will you do?
Our Bachelor of Oral Health is an evidence-based degree that prepares you for high-level health promotion. You will:
learn in Australia’s newest dental teaching hospital, in the state-of-the-art Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building
study within a close-knit oral health learning community
benefit from early clinical exposure and extensive placements
practise using equipment in our Dental Simulation Clinic
tackle real-life case scenarios in teams
improve lives through community outreach programs.
Where could it take you?
You might develop hygiene maintenance programs for people managing chronic gum pain. You could advise on public health policy or design and implement educational campaigns. Perhaps you’ll open an oral health clinic with a team of dental surgeons you’re yet to meet at the University of Adelaide.
It is envisaged that most graduates of the degree will work as an oral health therapist, providing prevention, basic dentistry and periodontal maintenance. Graduates form a vital part of the dental team and provide preventive and general dental care for the population in both public and private sectors.
Potential career paths include:
> oral health therapy
> dental therapy, dental hygiene
> health promotion
> early childhood to geriatric dentistry
> health administration
> Indigenous studies
> special needs
> dental health research
> postgraduate studies.
In order to be able to register as an oral health therapist with the Dental Board of Australia, all applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or the equivalent.
The Bachelor of Oral Health is accredited by the Dental Board of Australia.
Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist, Academic, Researcher, Health Promotion Professional, Dental Hygienist.
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Oral Health has an overall educational approach centred on case-based learning, small group learning and self-directed learning. The emphasis on learning relevant scientific information throughout the degree occurs concurrently with the development of clinical skills. Case-based scenarios aim to provide a realistic context for student learning and have been designed to integrate with material presented in the four focus areas in a coordinated approach.
There are four focus areas in the Bachelor of Oral Health that continue throughout the three year degree:
Level of Study Bachelor Degree
Duration 3 years
CRICOS Course Code 036335B
English Requirements IELTS Score UG 7
Annual Tuition AUD$55,500.00
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