Bachelor of Dental Science

includes:

Bachelor of Dental Science

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Dental Science BDentSc

Availability

Bachelor of Dental Science (4409DS)

On Campus - Orange

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Dental Science

Full-time: 5.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Selection for entry to the Bachelor of Dental Science involves selection for interview based on UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand) score or previous academic performance.  Offers are then made based on interview outcome.

Each year at least 50% of places will be set aside for applicants who have a significant rural background or who are Indigenous applicants.  Applicants who wish to apply for one of these places will upload an additional form with their UAC application which details their eligibility for this pathway.  These applicants will be ranked for interview and offers made separately to other applicants.

Selection for interview
Domestic students

Applicants who are current CSU students
Interviews will be granted to current CSU student who meet the following criteria:
* Enrolled in any CSU course at the time of application and have completed at a minimum of 1 year full-time study (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.5 or higher
OR
* Enrolled in any CSU course at the time of application and have completed less than 1 year full-time study (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.5 or higher and an ATAR of > 90. Applicants who have previous tertiary study will have an ATAR equivalent calculated on the basis of their GPA.

Current CSU students who do not meet the above criteria can apply via completing UCAT and, if appropriate, the Rural and Indigenous Pathway form.

Applicants who have significant rural background or who are Indigenous applicants
To be considered for interview selection applicants must:
* Complete UCAT. Applicants should consult the UCAT website for information about registration, fees and test dates (UCAT)
AND
* Submit a Rural and Indigenous Pathway form. This form is uploaded with the UAC application

All other domestic applicants
To be considered for interview selection applicants must:
* Complete UCAT. Applicants should consult the  UCAT website for information about registration, fees and test dates (UCAT)

Interviews
* Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for interview in the last week of October.
* Interviews are held over 5 consecutive days in late November on the Orange campus of CSU with applicants required to attend the interview in person.
* The interview will be a panel interview and provides applicants the opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills and to further explore their motivation for undertaking a career in dentistry and their commitment to rural and regional dental practice. Applicants problem solving, decision making and spatial awareness skills will also be assessed.

International applicants
International applicants, including those living or working in Australia, seeking entry to the course should apply direct to the University or via an agent and will be selected for interview based on previous academic performance. While there is no pre-determined grade point average (GPA) cut-off the approximate minimum GPA for consideration based on previous intakes is 6.0 on a 7 point scale. The actual cut-off may be higher depending on the pool of applicants in a given year.

International applicants studying their final year of school, including those studying in Australia, are required to provide school reports for the two final years of schooling.

The closing date for application is the last Friday in May with interview held by Skype in late June/early July.

The interview will be a panel interview and provides applicants the opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills and to further explore their motivation for undertaking a career in dentistry and their commitment to rural and regional dental practice.

English language proficiency
This course has a higher English language proficiency requirement. Applicants should check the English language requirements by reading the 'Undergraduate courses' tab.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Standard CSU Credit rules apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 320 points.

Course Structure

This course of 320 points duration, consists of 1 X 48 point,1 X 32 point, 2 X 24 point, 2 X 16 point, 3 X 12 point, 15 X 8 point and 1 X 4 point subjects.

These subjects are:
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1 (8)
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2 (8)
CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences (8)
DOH124 Foundations of Dental Practice 1 (12)
DOH133 Oral Microbiology (8)
DOH114 Oral Anatomy & Histology (12)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (8)
DOH231 Dental Biochemistry (8)
DOH233 Pathological Basis of Human Disease (8)
DOH254 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2 (16)
DOH253 Head & Neck Anatomy (8)
DOH243 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry (24)
DOH334 Prosthodontics 1 (12)
DOH335 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 3 (24)
DOH343 Endodontics (16)
DOH344 Foundations of Oral Surgery (8)
DOH345 Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology (8)
DOH403 Dental Clinical Practice 4 (32)
DOH412 Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice (4)
DOH414 Oral Surgery (8)
DOH415 Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry (8)
DOH416 Prosthodontics 2 (8)
DOH483 Dental Clinical Practice 5 (48)
DOH491 Gerodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Dental Public Health (8)
DOH493 Advanced Clinical Options (8)

Key Subjects

DOH124 Foundations of Dental Practice 1 (12)
DOH114 Oral Anatomy & Histology (12)
DOH233 Pathological Basis of Human Disease (8)
DOH254 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2 (16)
DOH253 Head & Neck Anatomy (8)
DOH243 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry (24)
DOH334 Prosthodontics 1 (12)
DOH335 Dental Clinical Practice 3 (24)
DOH343 Endodontics (16)
DOH344 Foundations of Oral Surgery (8)
DOH345 Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology (8)
DOH403 Dental Clinical Practice 4 (32)
DOH412 Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice (4)
DOH414 Oral Surgery (8)
DOH415 Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry (8)
DOH416 Prosthodontics 2 (8)
DOH483 Dental Clinical Practice 5 (48)
DOH491 Gerodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Dental Public Health (8)
DOH493 Advanced Clinical Options (8)

Enrolment Pattern

By Full-time study

Year 1
Session 1

BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1 (8)
CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences (8)
DOH114 Oral Anatomy & Histology (12) (commence)
DOH124 Foundations of Dental Practice 1 (12) (commence)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (8)

Session 2
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2 (8)
DOH114 Oral Anatomy & Histology (12) (complete)
DOH124 Foundations of Dental Practice 1 (12) (complete)
DOH133 Oral Microbiology (8)

Year 2
Session 1

DOH231 Dental Biochemistry (8)
DOH243 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry (24) (commence)
DOH253 Head and Neck Anatomy (8) (commence)
DOH254 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2 (16) (commence)

Session 2
DOH233 Pathological Basis of Human Disease (8)
DOH243 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry (24) (complete)
DOH253 Head and Neck Anatomy (8) (complete)
DOH254 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2 (16) (complete)

Year 3
Session 1

DOH334 Prosthodontics 1 (12) (commence)
DOH335 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 3 (24) (commence)
DOH343 Endodontics (16) (commence)
DOH344 Foundations of Oral Surgery (8) (commence)

Session 2
DOH334 Prosthodontics 1 (12) (complete)
DOH335 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 3 (24) (complete)
DOH343 Endodontics (16) (complete)
DOH344 Foundations of Oral Surgery (8) (complete)
DOH345 Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology (8)

Year 4
Session 1

DOH403 Dental Clinical Practice 4 (32) (commence)
DOH414 Oral Surgery (8) (commence)
DOH412 Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practice (4)
DOH415 Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry (8) (commence)
DOH416 Prosthodontics 2 (8) (commence)

Session 2
DOH403 Dental Clinical Practice 4 (32) (complete)
DOH414 Oral Surgery (8) (complete)
DOH415 Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry (8) (complete)
DOH416 Prosthodontics 2 (8) (complete)

Year 5
Session 1

DOH483 Dental Clinical Practice 5 (48) (commence)
DOH491 Gerodontics, Special Needs Dentistry, Dental Public Health (8)

Session 2
DOH483 Dental Clinical Practice 5 (48) (complete)
DOH493 Advanced Clinical Options (8)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

DOH254 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 2
DOH334 Prosthodontics 1
DOH335 Foundations of Dental Clinical Practice 3
DOH403 Dental Clinical Practice 4
DOH483 Dental Clinical Practice 5

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Dental Council until December 2021.

Contact

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Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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