Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)
The University of Queensland - Herston&St Lucia

Course outline

The Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) educates the next generation of dental professionals in the most advanced oral health facility in Australia. With small cohorts and dedicated, specialist teachers, you will master the science and technical skills required to care for patients, and prevent, diagnose and treat oral diseases and abnormalities. You will be workforce-ready when you graduate, with extensive clinical experience and in-depth knowledge of general practice in dentistry, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and public health. For more information, visit Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) at UQ.

Note

Students attend the Herston and St Lucia campuses throughout the program and attend major external clinical placements in year 5.

Other requirements

On admission, the following requirements must be met: first aid certificate (including CPR); Blue Card; current status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses and tuberculosis (TB) and a schedule of immunisations. Details of these requirements are made available at the time of offer. For more information, visit Placements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C)

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must achieve a minimum (adjusted) ATAR of 99.0 (or equivalent) and must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Information on the UCAT, including registration procedures, is available online at ucat.edu.au. Entry to this course is highly competitive. UCAT scores are used for selection. For more information visit Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) at UQ.

Recommended study
Biology (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
99.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.95

99.40

97.10

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.95

99.10

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

9

0

0

0

19

0

45

73

Percentage of all students

12.3%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

26.0%

0.0%

61.6%

100%

Notes

Career opportunities

Once registered with the Dental Board of Australia, you can establish your own private practice, work within an established practice, or join a partnership. Within the public sector, there are opportunities to work within hospitals, community health services, or school-based dental clinics across Australia. The Australian Defence Force also accepts dental officers on a short-service or permanent basis. Postgraduate study offers opportunities to develop specific interests and qualify as a specialist in a recognised field such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, oral medicine, dento-maxillofacial radiology, endodontics, periodontics, and special-needs dentistry.

Membership

Australian Dental Association.

Course Code
712002
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$10140 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

5 years Full time

Location
Brisbane