Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 5 years full-time
SATAC Code 314122
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|2017 CSP ATAR||90|
|2017 CSP IB||31|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Year 12 Applicants||To be considered as a secondary school leaver, applicants must not have completed more than 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) university study (48 units) at an Australian or overseas institution. For full details of Tertiary Entrance Rules under the SACE/NTCE refer to the Tertiary Entrance Booklet 2018, 2019, 2020 published by SATAC (available at their website: www.satac.edu.au from July 2017 onwards).
Academic Score (ATAR) To meet the minimum academic threshold for entry into the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program at the University of Adelaide, year 12 applicants (school leaver applicants) must achieve an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 31 or above or the interstate/ overseas equivalent.
Bonus Points: Bonus points for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree are available for school-leaver applicants. For more information go to www.adelaide.edu.au/study/ high-school/getting-in/bonus.
Please refer to Additional entry requirements section for details of other entry requirements to the BDS program.
|Prerequisites||SACE Stage 2: two Science subjects: one chosen from Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If year 12 studied prior to 2017, the equivalent Mathematics subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics; and one chosen from Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics; OR IB: two Science subjects (one of Chemistry, Mathematics (SL or HL) or Physics AND one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics); OR Equivalent University courses (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences program). Subject prerequisites are applicable to all BDS entry pathways.|
|Assumed Knowledge||A necessary precursor for success in the BDS program is a high proficiency in the written and oral use of the English language.|
|Additional Entry Requirements||
All applicants are advised to read the Dental Surgery and Oral Health Admissions Guide before applying for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program for Semester 1 2018. Failure to read this document will not be grounds for special consideration.
Merit Ranking Process: Applicants will be ranked in consideration for an offer based on their performance in the three components of the admissions process:
*Interview Results: First Ranking Level
* UMAT Results: Second Ranking Level
Applicants who have listed Dentistry (BDS) among their preferences will be asked to enter their UMAT identification number during the online application process. Applications will not be considered complete without a valid UMAT identification number entered prior to the closing date.
Formal offers will be made by SATAC. However, to secure your place in the BDS degree, you MUST enrol in all first year courses for the BDS degree by the deadline stated in the SATAC offer letter. Supporting information regarding the above will be provided by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Please note: the University reserves the right to make offers outside of the formal SATAC offer rounds until all places are filled. Offers can be made up to and during March.
Higher Education applicants must also meet the prerequisite subject requirements (refer above). Please refer to Additional entry requirements section for details of other entry requirements to the BDS program.
If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components.
Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
There are two distinct parts to the application process. 1. UMAT: all applicants must apply to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT). 2. SATAC application to the BDS program must be lodged by 29 September 2017. Late applications to the BDS program will not be considered.
All applicants are advised to read the Dental Surgery and Oral Health Admissions Guide before applying for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program. Failure to read this document will not be grounds for special consideration.
Please note: International students who obtain Australian Permanent Residency (or some other immigration status that entitles you to the educational benefits of Permanent Residency) during the program will not automatically be transferred into a CSP and must pay tuition fees for the remainder of their studies in the BDS program. If you wish to be considered for a CSP you will need to compete for entry as a commencing first year student under the same conditions as all new domestic applicants to the BDS program in the next available cycle.
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
|Secondary School Qualifications||International ATAR||90|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||31|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||19|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC)||5|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||12|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||85|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||90%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||3.5|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||9.0|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||3.33|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||83|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||412|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements|
|Australian Year 12||SACE Stage 2: two Science subjects: one chosen from Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If year 12 studied prior to 2017, the equivalent Mathematics subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics; and one chosen from Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics; OR IB: two Science subjects (one of Chemistry, Mathematics (SL or HL) or Physics AND one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics); OR Equivalent University courses (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences program). Subject prerequisites are applicable to all BDS entry pathways.|
|International Qualifications||Two subjects: One from Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics and one from Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics.|
|Assumed Knowledge||A necessary precursor for success in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree is a high proficiency in the written and oral use of the English language.|
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|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $79,500|
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|Year 1||DENT 1005AHO / DENT 1005BHO Dental Science and Practice I Parts 1 & 2|
|Year 2||DENT 2005AHO / DENT 2005BHO Dental Science and Practice II Parts 1 & 2|
|Year 3||DENT 3005AHO / DENT 3005BHO Dental Science and Practice III Parts 1 & 2|
|Year 4||DENT 4004AHO / DENT 4004BHO Dental Science and Practice IV Parts 1 & 2|
|Year 5||DENT 5005AHO / DENT 5005BHO Dental Science and Practice V Parts 1 & 2|
From a patient-centred care focus, this stream introduces students to the practice of dentistry and provides a foundation for understanding the normal structure and function of a healthy body. This includes the oral cavity, evidence-based maintenance of patients' health and dentistry as a career. By working through a series of integrated learning activities, students develop an integrated knowledge base related to evidence-based patient care and related biodental, clinical and behavioural sciences, clinical skills and professional behaviours. These integrated learning activities provide small-group discovery experiences (SGDE) for students by presenting various practice situations that focus on the initial phases of patient care. Student learning from these SGDE involve development of research skills and are supported by class meetings, laboratory, tutorial and simulation and clinical exercises. Learning is also supported by independent study and discussion of findings in class. Students work in a collaborative environment to learn to critically evaluate themselves, and plan and implement strategies for improvement.
Second year builds on first year, maintaining the focus on patient-centered care. The aim is to develop an understanding of the changes that occur in the oral cavity when an imbalance of the oral ecosystem develops. The emphasis will be to restore and maintain the balance towards health. As in first-year, students’ SGDE involve participation in integrated learning activities, supported by class meetings, laboratory, tutorials, simulation and clinical sessions and independent study. Second year continues the emphasis on a scientific basis of dentistry by integrating research-informed knowledge of the structure and function of body with an emphasis on developing systematic scientific skills to examine, assess risk and systematically manage healthy patients with minor conditions.
Years 3 & 4
Students will extend their Dental Sciences studies to include the understanding of dental disorders and the human diseases which have direct relevance to oral health and dental practice. The scientific basis of dental practice, and the health and the community components will continue throughout the year. Students clinical skills in comprehensive treatment planning will be developed further through the provision of supervised care for patients in both general dental practice and dental specialities. As in previous years, students’ SGDE involve participation in integrated learning activities, supported by class meetings, simulation and clinical sessions and independent study
In fifth year, students integrate the knowledge gained from the previous four years of study and consolidate their clinical skills in a range of settings in order to develop as dental professionals and manage patients with an increasingly complex range of dental problems.
A range of assessment formats are used throughout the program. Assessment consists of examinations that may be in the format of written papers using a range of question formats or clinical assessments. There is also continuous self-monitoring of clinical performance and tutor feedback during each clinic or simulated clinic session. At the end of a clinical placement period, tutors complete summative assessments of clinical performance. Other forms of assessment during the semester include Tests of Understanding, assignments, and participation in small group tutorial sessions.
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"University of Adelaide Dental School is one of the oldest dental schools in Australia with a great reputation in training quality dentists. It is ranked highly in the world, and we are privileged to be taught by many internationally recognised professors. The Adelaide Dental School works closely with the South Australian Dental Service providing quality clinical experience from year 1 with increased clinical exposure in later years. Day 1 of Dental School is the beginning of your career."