Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy

University of Newcastle

This full-time program is based at Ourimbah campus of the University and is aimed at developing and integrating scientific knowledge and clinical skills required by graduates to work as oral health therapists. Students will provide preventive and simple restorative treatment to individuals, mindful of the dynamic between oral health and general health, the team approach to care and community needs.

Course Fee:


International: $104,745

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended studies: Biology and Chemistry; Meet NSW Ministry of Health placement verification requirements

Structure:

240 units plus approximately 500 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings both locally and nationally. Clinical placements in various locations will be mandatory.

Subjects you can Study:

Oral health therapy

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

All courses are compulsory. This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down for NSW Health workers by the NSW Ministry of Health, including polices around criminal record checking. These requirements may include a WorkCover Approved First Aid Certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

Recognition:

Our degree is accredited by the Australian Dental Council. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Dental Hygienist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ourimbah 72.55 No Full time 3 years

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