This degree is the first step towards a career in dentistry. It is a high-demand program delivered on the Gold Coast in the Griffith Health Centre’s modern laboratory and clinical facilities. Students work with registered dentists and gain practical experience in a dedicated simulation laboratory before treating patients in the dental clinic. The first year provides foundation knowledge in health science, oral biology and communication skills. Students develop clinical and laboratory skills over the following two years of study. The third year leads to greater clinical exposure including general dental practice, operative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, pathology and orthodontics. Honours is available with an additional year of study. Graduates can apply for direct admission to the two-year Master of Dentistry, required to obtain registration as a general dental practitioner. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Dental Health Science at GU.
If you are undertaking or considering alternate tertiary studies in order to apply to this program for the following intake, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent of study. For further information visit upgrading via university studies.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.
*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.
This program requires students to undertake clinical placements. Prior to professional placement, students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.
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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; Interview
QTAC applications for this program close 30 September 2021. After this date, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference.
Applicants for this program must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test ANZ (UCAT ANZ). Registration for the UCAT ANZ opens in March 2021 and closes mid-May 2021. Applicants will be invited to a Mini Multiple Interview on the basis of their UCAT ANZ score. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.
One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
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For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
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Dental practitioners diagnose, prevent and treat dental diseases. As a graduate of this degree and our Master of Dentistry, you’ll be qualified to work as a registered dentist, with opportunities in private practice, hospitals, community dental clinics and the armed services. Further study and research can lead to a career in academic teaching and research or specialty practice.
3 years Full time