Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree is designed for someone who is looking for a pure clinical qualification working directly with patients. It will suit someone interested in working as an independent clinician to diagnose, design, manufacture and fit removable dentures. It would also suit students who have a recognised Dental Technology Bachelor degree who are ready to upgrade to a clinical qualification. Graduates from the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology at Griffith University should apply for this degree to gain a Dental Prosthetist qualification and can apply for credit towards the program. Through coursework and supervised clinical practice, Dental Prosthetists are educated in all facets of removable dental prosthetics in an inter-professional setting, learning and working alongside other dental and health care professionals. This degree is not suited to pursuing a Dentistry or Dental Technology qualification and does not include the complex crown and bridge components. A number of key benefits set Griffith's Dental Prosthetist education apart from other teaching institutions. Students develop advanced critical analytical skills to solve difficult technical and clinical situations. They learn in an inter-professional environment from experienced dental prosthetists and specialists in their field such as: Oral Pathology; Pharmacology; Radiology; Prosthodontist. Dental Prosthetic students practice alongside Dentistry students to develop communication and collaboration skills in individual cases. Whether this is inserting and monitoring immediate dentures or witnessing a variety of complex dental procedures. This process is managed through the Team Based Treatment Planning Process which develops patient referral skills.

Structure

240

Subjects

  • Dental Prosthetics

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Prerequisite: English
  • Assumed knowledge: One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast International: $103,500 No information available No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Selection for admission is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. The minimum requirement for eligibility for admission is completion of Year 12 of secondary school or equivalent academic achievement.

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