Bachelor of Oral Health

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


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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

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

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

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.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

None


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • 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


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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.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade-point average.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Graduates of this program will be dental hygienists, eligible for registration with the Dental Board of NSW.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


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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.


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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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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and PracticeSemester 110 units
HUBS1401Human BioscienceSemester 110 units
ORHL1001Oral Health and Ill-health

Current National Police Certificate, Workcover Approved First Aid Certificate, Prohibited Employent Declaration and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 110 units
PUBH1080Studies in Population Health and Health PromotionSemester 110 units
HUBS1106Head and Neck AnatomySemester 210 units
ORHL1003Assessment of Oral Health Status

Current National Police Certificate, Workcover Approved First Aid Certificate, Prohibited Employent Declaration and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
ORHL1004Communicating Oral Health MessagesSemester 210 units
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 210 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ORHL2001Periodontology

Prior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004 and HUBS1106. Current National Police Cert, Workcover First Aid Certificate, Prohibited Employent Declaration & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 110 units
ORHL2003Introduction to Oral Health Promotion

Prior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004 and PUBH1080.

Semester 110 units
ORHL2007Radiography

Prior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004 and HUBS1106. Current National Police Cert, Workcover First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employent Declaration & NSW Health Immunisation Reqs.

Semester 110 units
ORHL2002Oral Pathology

Prior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004, HUBS1106, ORHL2001 and ORHL2007. Valid National Police Cert, Workcover First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employent Dec & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 210 units
ORHL2004Caries and Pain Control

Prior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004, HUBS1106, ORHL2001 and ORHL2007. Valid National Police Cert, Workcover First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employent Dec & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 210 units
ORHL2005Evaluating Oral Health Promotion

Prior successful completion of ORHL2003. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover Approved First Aid Certificate, Prohibited Employent Declaration and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
ORHL2006Occlusion

Prior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004, ORHL2001, ORHL2007 and HUBS1106. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Cert, PED & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 210 units
Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.Semester 110 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ORHL3001Dental Hygiene Clincial Practice I

Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007.Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Cert, PED & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 110 units
ORHL3002Oral Health; Children and Adolescents

Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Cert, PED & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 110 units
ORHL3003Oral Health Promotion Project

Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHl2004, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007. Current NPC, Workcover First Aid Certificate, PED and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 110 units
ORHL3004Oral Health and the Special Needs Community

Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Cert, PED & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 110 units
HLSC3006Teaching Health PractitionersSemester 210 units
ORHL3005Oral Health Administration

Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Cert, PED & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 210 units
ORHL3007Indigenous Oral Health

Prior successful completion of ORHL2001, ORHL2002, ORHL2004, ORHL2005, ORHL2006 and ORHL2007. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Cert, PED & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 210 units
Electives
Elective 2Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.Semester 210 units