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.
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
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- Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
- Head and Neck Anatomy
- Human Bioscience
- Oral Health Sciences
- Oral Health Therapy Clinical Skills
- Oral Health Promotion
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.
DisciplinesPublic Health Dentistry Health Sciences View 286 other Masters in Health Sciences in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
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International40425 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 40425 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.