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Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy - Hygiene)

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

The fully accredited Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) from Charles Sturt University qualifies you to work as an oral health therapist in Australia. As a graduate, you'll help combat the national chronic shortage of oral health professionals, while also making a valuable contribution to the health of your community.Oral health practitioners are skilled clinicians who examine and treat diseases of periodontal tissues and teeth. They perform restorative and periodontal care with a primary focus on early diagnosis and treatment. Their role includes the promotion of positive oral health and preventive dental practices in the community.

Structure

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Subjects

  • Oral hygiene
  • Oral therapy

Standard entry requirements

A completed High School Certificate with minimum ATAR 70 required (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.ORSuccessful completion of at least two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.ORA completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.OR50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.ORA completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.Successful applicants are encouraged to obtain a senior first aid certificate prior to commencing the course.Prior to commencement of the first placement students will also be required to provide evidence of their immunisation and vaccination status, and a completed Working with Children Check.Please note: Students will be required to purchase instruments at the beginning of Years 1 and 2 of this course. The approx. cost of these instruments is $1500 (Yr 1) and $1400 (Yr 2).

Recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council and graduates are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to commencement of the course.

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