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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery
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The Bachelor of Oral Health is aimed at developing and integrating scientific knowledge and clinical skills. Students will provide preventive treatment to individuals, mindful of the dynamic between oral health and general health, the team approach to care and community needs.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
Current Australian Year 12 students - Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.
Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students - Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on
- previous year 12 studies
- higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications and/or
- overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications
International students currently undertaking:
- an Australian Year 12 in Australia
- an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
- an International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia
Apply for entry through UAC entry based on ATAR or equivalent
All other international students:
Apply direct to International Admissions - entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirements.
Students who completed their education in a non-English speaking country must have an IELTS of 7.0 on admission in line with University policy.
Biology or Chemistry
- National Police Certificate
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
NSW Department of Health Vaccination card in order to participate in preclinical and clinical elements of the program. Special selection procedures apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details call (02) 4121 5640
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade-point average.
Students will complete approximately 500 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings both locally and nationally as part of their program. Rural placements are offered. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional experience will be the responsibility of the student. Students will be required to purchase instrument kits.
Graduates of this program will be dental hygienists, eligible for registration with the Dental Board of NSW.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
This full-time program is based at the Ourimbah campus of the University. Elements of the second and third years will be delivered through distance learning and students will be expected to have access to the Internet for this purpose.
Students will be required to purchase clinical instruments and clinical coats; these items cost around $850.00.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
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Qualification for the award of Oral Health requires the completion of 240 units. Not all courses are offered each semester.
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