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Bachelor of oral health therapy queensland

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

Dental Board of Australia Requirements

Student health care workers who will be performing exposure prone procedures (EPP) must be tested for blood-borne viruses (BBV) in accordance with the Dental Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses (6 July 2020). These guidelines require students to be aware of their BBV status and undertake testing at or before entry to the course.

Students who are successfully admitted to the course will be emailed explaining the national guidelines, their responsibilities as healthcare workers, the mandatory BBV screening and steps to complete their EPP Student Declaration.

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion with the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

Students must comply with and meet the Inherent Requirements for the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) course.

Students are required to provide evidence to complete the following:

1. Pre-clinical health and training requirements such as the Blue Card, a National Police Check, blood-borne disease status, vaccinations and immunisations as specified by BOH staff. 

2. Provide evidence of individual health and safety compliance for placement providers, including compliance with ‘Queensland Health’s pre-employment requirements’.
Students will also be required to comply with Queensland Health’s vaccination, prescreening and immunization requirements for undertaking clinical placements in Queensland. 

3. Comply with the requirements for student registration with the Dental Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

4. Students are required to attend clinical placements as directed by academic staff. 

Inability to meet any of the following requirements listed above will result in students being ineligible to enrol or continue in this course.

Health Requirements

Students must comply with and meet the Inherent Requirements for the Bachelor of Oral Health course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must comply with and meet the Inherent Requirements for the Bachelor of Oral Health course.

English, Science, Mathematics or equivalent.

Year 12 or equivalent English and Biological Science. Minimum entry requirement for international students is rank 96/OP3.

Students should note that completion of all or part of this program does not permit direct entry into the Bachelor of Dental Science.

Dental Board of Australia policy prevents oral health therapists, dental hygienists and dental therapists carrying blood-borne viruses from undertaking invasive procedures, the definition of which includes most aspects of clinical dentistry. Students are required to provide current status information with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV) and a schedule of immunisations and tuberculosis (TB) screening.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing clinical work and must complete a nationally accredited First Aid certificate by first semester census date in year 1 and maintain qualification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in years 2 and 3.

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The $150 million purpose-built Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus provides world-class facilities including a 96-chair dental clinic, commercial dental and clinical skills laboratories, high-level IT facilities, and research facilities.

Studying at Griffith, you’ll acquire the knowledge that underpins dental practice and get essential practical experience. You’ll graduate with superior skills and confidence, gained from working closely with qualified oral health professionals in our modern dental clinic and commercial laboratory.

Dental Technology and Dental Prosthetics – more dental degrees leading to a great future

Griffith’s innovative Bachelor of Dental Technology was the first new dental degree developed in Australia in over 60 years.

Dental technicians know how to combine their art and science skills to create custom-made dental devices such as dentures, crowns and bridges, and orthodontic appliances to enable people to use their teeth properly. As an important member of a larger team, you’ll learn how to work collaboratively with dentists and specialists.

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OralHealth Simulation and Prosthetic Laboratory Learning costs and information

Years1-2 of the course include hands-on learning in the oral health simulation andprosthetic laboratories on campus during most terms. Students must demonstrateprofessional behaviours including regular attendance and meeting the coursedress code during oral health simulation and prosthetic laboratory sessions.During simulations of oral health procedures, all students will participate inrole plays as operator and patient. These essential learning activities willrequire touching and being touched by peers. If a student is unable toparticipate, it may impact the student’s ability to attain required skills andcomplete unit assessments. 

 

First year will be required to purchase equipment for simulation in Term2, at an approximate cost of $1300. 

Second year students will be required to purchase equipment for Term 2,at an approximate cost of $400. 

 

Equipmentcan be used for clinical and oral health education purposes after graduation.


OralHealth Clinical Learning

Years 1-3of the course include hands-on learning in the oral health clinical setting onand off campus during most terms. Students must demonstrate professionalbehaviours including regular attendance and meeting the course dress codeduring oral health clinical sessions. Whilst learning oral health procedures,all students will participate in role plays as operator and patient. Theseessential learning activities will require touching and being touched by peers.If a student is unable to participate, it may impact the student’s ability toattain required skills and complete unit assessments.


Secondyear students will be required to purchase equipment for Term 1, at anapproximate cost of $500.

Equipmentcan be used for clinical purposes after graduation.


Clinical Requirements

The Bachelor of Oral Health course involves extensive training in a clinical environment, initially using simulator technologies before progressing to full-time clinical placements in an oral health environment. Students should be prepared in their final year of study to spend four (4) days per week in full-time clinical placements as part of the course requirements. Before commencing work placement, students must have gathered the following to provide to the appropriate academic supervisor and their workplace supervisor:

  • Signed clinical placement agreement;
  • Current approved senior first aid and CPR certificate;
  • Evidence of Immunisations as per the CQUniversity Policy for Vaccination of students in health units;
  • Students require a Student (S) blue card – application form can be found at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
  • Students require a Police Certificate – application form can be found at https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/purchase/national-police-certificate/default.htm

Legal Compliance

Complying with the Dental Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses (6 July 2020) in terms of being aware of their blood-borne virus (BBV) status and being offered testing for BBVs at or before entry to their course. Student health care workers who will be performing EPPs must be tested for BBVs in accordance with these Guidelines.


Unit Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit for a unit may be granted to students who are able to demonstrate appropriate prior learning in the last 5 years for clinical units and in the last 7 years for theoretical units at a recognised educational institution. The normal maximum amount of credit which may be granted to a prospective student enrolling into the Bachelor of Oral Health course is 72 credit points – this is based on previously completed equivalent studies. Refer to the Credit Transfer website for further details on the guidelines and application process or contact your Course Advisor. You can apply for direct credit against CQUniversity units, if equivalent tertiary level study has been completed. You must supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, etc) to do this. If your study was undertaken more than 10 years ago, you may not be eligible for credit.


Deferment of Initial Offer

There is no deferment permitted in the Bachelor of Oral Health course. If a student receives and accepts an offer to study this course, they MUST be prepared to study every term throughout their degree. If a student chooses to defer from the course for whatever reason, they will be automatically cancelled from the course. Students who have completed some study in the course may have a Leave of Absence (LOA) approved under special circumstances.

Leave of Absence (LOA) and Return from Leave of Absence (RLOA) of Course

Domestic Students: There is a process where students can apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA)  part way through their course. For more information regarding a Leave of Absence for the Bachelor of Oral Health course please contact 13 CQUni (132786) or send us an email at https://contactus.cqu.edu.au/

International Students: Please refer to Leave of Absence Policy and Procedure


Change of Course (CHOC) for current CQUniversity Students

Internal transfers for current CQU students are not permitted. Students cannot change courses from another CQUniversity course into CB29 Bachelor of Oral Health. Students who wish to change into CB29 must apply via QTAC/VTAC/UAC. Strict quota limits apply to each year of the course. Please go to the following link for further information on a Change of Course: www.cqu.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/domestic/current-students-change-of-program

or contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86)) or send us an email at https://contactus.cqu.edu.au/


Readmission into the Course

There is a process where students previously enrolled in a course seek to recommence their studies in that course after their enrolment has lapsed or been cancelled. Applications for readmission to the same course are made directly to the University. For more information regarding admissions availability for the Bachelor of Oral Health please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86)) or send us an email at https://contactus.cqu.edu.au/


Timeline on Course Completion

Years 1, 2 and 3 must be completed full-time and consecutively. If Leave of Absence (LOA) is approved, or if a student fails a unit, a student will be required to comply with a study plan that is designed to maintain their clinical skills and scientific knowledge.

Student and Graduate Registration

As per Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, all students enrolled in this course will be placed on the student register of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) for the duration of their course. Education providers are obligated to notify AHPRA of any student impairment that may place the public at substantial risk or harm. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Oral Health course, graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Dental Practitioner – Oral Health Therapist – with the Dental Board of Australia (DBofA). Such registration is required for practice in Australia as an oral health therapist. To be accepted for registration with the DBofA, graduates are required to disclose any criminal history, physical and/or psychological impairment and to meet the published standard of English language proficiency. For further information on these requirements, applicants are advised to consult the MRPB’s published information at http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/Registration.aspx


Computer Requirements

It is strongly recommended/requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming and electronic assessment submission.


Degree with Distinction

To be eligible for consideration for the award of an undergraduate Degree with Distinction, a student must have achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 6.00 for their course. This calculation should be based on all relevant units’ grades studied as part of the undergraduate degree course, for which the Degree with Distinction is to be awarded.


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