Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
SATAC Code 314701
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information for this program.
I am a:
|2017 CSP ATAR||70|
|2017 CSP IB||25|
|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 Threshold (ATAR): To meet the minimum academic threshold for entry into the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) program at the University of Adelaide, year 12 applicants (school leaver applicants) must achieve an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 70 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 25 or above or the interstate/ overseas equivalent.
Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. Refer to Wilto Yerlo for further information.
|Prerequisites||SACE: One 20-credit SACE Stage 2 Tertiary Admission Subject from the Mathematics or Science Learning Areas; OR IB equivalent subjects; OR Equivalent University courses (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences program).|
|Assumed Knowledge||A necessary precursor for success in the BOH 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 Oral Health (BOH) program. 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 two components of the admissions process: - Oral Assessment Results- First Ranking Level - Academic Results- Meets threshold and Final Ranking Level Formal offers will be made by SATAC. However, to secure your place in the BOH degree, you MUST enrol in all first year courses for the BOH degree by the deadline stated in the SATAC offer letter: Supporting information regarding the above will be provided by the Faculty of Health 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.
|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||70|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||25|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||9|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]||25|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||6|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||65|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||60%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||2.2|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||7.5|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||2.67|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||70|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||339|
|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: One 20-credit SACE Stage 2 Tertiary Admission Subject from the Mathematics or Science Learning Areas; OR IB equivalent subjects; OR Equivalent University courses (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences program).|
|International Qualifications||One from the Math or Science learning areas|
|Assumed Knowledge||A necessary precursor for success in the Bachelor of Oral Health 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: $52,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
It is envisaged that most graduates of the degree will work as an oral health therapist, providing prevention, basic dentistry and periodontal maintenance. Graduates form a vital part of the dental team and provide preventive and general dental care for the population in both public and private sectors.
Potential career paths include:
> oral health therapy
> dental therapy, dental hygiene
> health promotion
> early childhood to geriatric dentistry
> health administration
> Indigenous studies
> special needs
> dental health research
> postgraduate studies.
In order to be able to register as an oral health therapist with the Dental Board of Australia, all applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or the equivalent. Learn more
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
The Bachelor of Oral Health is accredited by the Dental Board of Australia.
To be eligible to work in Australia, Bachelor of Oral Health graduates are required to register with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on the completion of the degree. To gain professional registration through AHPRA and register as an oral health therapist with the Dental Board of Australia, all applicants must comply with the English language skills requirements as determined by AHPRA. For further details, visit ahpra.gov.au/Registration.aspx
Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association and the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia.
International applicants should note that successful completion of this degree may not qualify them to practise/register in their home country. Students will have to contact the relevant health registration bodies of their home country for further information.
Dental Therapist, Oral Health Therapist, Academic, Researcher, Health Promotion Professional, Dental Hygienist
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
There are four focus areas in the Bachelor of Oral Health that continue throughout the three year degree:
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
|Year 1||S1||ORALHLTH 1201AHO Dental & Health Science IOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 1202AHO Clinical Practice IOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 1203AHO Human Biology IOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 1204AHO Professional Studies IOH Part 1|
|S2||ORALHLTH 1201BHO Dental & Health Science IOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 1202BHO Clinical Practice IOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 1203BHO Human Biology IOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 1204BHO Professional Studies IOH Part 2|
|Year 2||S1||ORALHLTH 2201AHO Dental & Health Science IIOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 2202AHO Clinical Practice IIOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 2203AHO Human Biology IIOH Part1||ORALHLTH 2204HO Professional Studies IIOH|
|S2||ORALHLTH 2201BHO Dental & Health Science IIOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 2202BHO Clinical Practice IIOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 2203BHO Human Biology IIOH Part 2|
|Year 3||S1||ORALHLTH 3201AHO Dental & Health Science IIIOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 3202AHO Clinical Practice IIIOH Part 1||ORALHLTH 3204AHO Oral Health Elective IIIOH Part 1|
|S2||ORALHLTH 3201BHO Dental & Health Science IIIOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 3202BHO Clinical Practice IIIOH Part 2||ORALHLTH 3204BHO Oral Health Elective IIIOH Part 2|
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"I decided to choose the Bachelor of Oral Health degree at the university of Adelaide because I was really passionate about child health and wanted to work in a practical setting. The degree allowed for a combination of both aspects of hands-on treatment and oral health education to improve the overall oral health profile of young Australians."