UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Oral Health 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  480764  3F 85.30 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Recommended studies: Biology and Chemistry. Applicants who have not previously studied at least one of these courses are encouraged to take the bridging course/s before commencement of the University year. Read 'Bridging courses'.

Major studies: Oral health.

Practical experience: Students will complete approximately 500 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings, both locally and nationally, as part of their program.

Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional placement will be the responsibility of the student. Students will be required to purchase instrument kits and models.

Honours: B Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade point average.

Professional recognition: The program is accredited by the Australian Dental Council. Graduates are eligible to register as dental hygienists with the Dental Board of Australia.

Career opportunities: Examples include dental hygienist in private practice and oral health promoter in a range of clinical settings.

Additional information: This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including policies around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

The B Oral Health program and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. The award of this program depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and clinical components.

All students will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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