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Oral Health Therapy 

University of Newcastle

Bachelor On Campus
36 months
Duration
40425 AUD/year
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About

UON oral health therapy students graduate with dual qualifications in dental hygiene and dental therapy. The Oral Health Therapy degree from University of Newcastle is also the only one in NSW that qualifies you to treat both children and adults, broadening your career options and boosting your employability.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

University of Newcastle oral health therapy students graduate with dual qualifications in dental hygiene and dental therapy. 

When you study to be an oral health professional, you will learn skills in oral health that can make a real difference and shape a healthier future for children and adults. 

Work closely with professional dental practitioners and learn to perform a range of preventative and minor restorative tasks, educate your community on best practices and discover emerging methods for controlling and treating disease.

Why study with us?

  • Advanced simulation technology - hone your oral health therapeutic techniques using our on-campus oral health clinic and simulation laboratory, featuring 17 dental chairs and life-like manikins.
  • Global connections - you could travel to West Timor, Cambodia or Vanuatu on a community outreach trip to support the oral health of children.
  • Be more qualified - graduate with dual qualifications and be part of the only oral health therapy degree in NSW that qualifies you to treat both children and adults.
  • Hands-on training - students complete a minimum of 500 hours of hands-on practice throughout their degree. This includes specialist dental departments and community dental clinics.

Career opportunities

With dual qualifications, many University of Newcastle graduates are quickly employed into dental hygiene or dental therapy roles. 

You might otherwise decide to pursue a rewarding career in another health-related field, such as community health education or research.

The Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy will not qualify a student to become a Dentist but will allow graduates to work closely with practitioners in clinics and perform a range of specialist tasks.

The sample job titles listed include a range of opportunities for graduates at degree, honours and postgraduate study levels and may vary based on experience.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Prosthetist
  • Dental Technician
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Oral Health/Dental Therapist
  • Research Scientist
  • University Lecturer/Academic

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Human Bioscience
  • Oral Health Sciences
  • Oral Health Therapy Clinical Skills
  • Oral Health Promotion

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 084069F

  • Admission to the undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40425 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40425 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

We have many scholarships available for international students. Some are awarded automatically if students meet eligibility criteria on applying. Other scholarships require a specific application and provide a higher level of scholarship benefit, up to and including full tuition covered. Please review the specific program of interest to see what you could be eligible for.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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