The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Oral Health

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

As a Bachelor of Oral Health student you'll develop all the scientific, theoretical and clinical skills to practice in oral health therapy — which includes careers as both dental hygienist and dental therapist.You will learn alongside dental students at the Melbourne Dental School in a high-tech clinical setting. You will also have the opportunity to undertake placements in metropolitan clinics and rural areas.You will learn from a clinical teaching team including active practitioners and world-leading academics who bring international leadership, research and policy expertise to the degree.The Bachelor of Oral Health has combined vocational outcomes in hygiene and therapy.


The Bachelor of Oral Health is a three year degree that requires the successful completion of 12 compulsory (core) subjects over the first two year plus a year-long Oral Health Practice subject in first year and second year. Third year is made up of two year-long subjects.


  • Dental Science
  • Clinical Dentistry
  • Social Science and Preventive Dentistry
  • Vocational Clinical Practice

Standard entry requirements

  • Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and
  • At least 25 in one of Biology or Chemistry.


The Bachelor of Oral Health is recognised in all Australian states and territories and in New Zealand and is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC). Students will register as dental practitioners with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) upon graduation.

Study pathways

Under our unique curriculum, you have the flexibility to enter the workforce straight from your undergraduate degree, or you may choose to progress to a specialised graduate degree.You'll be eligible for entry into a range of graduate degrees in public health, health services management and research. Graduate degrees are also available in other areas such as the humanities and social sciences, business and economics, law, nursing, science, teaching and more.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville International: $231,432
  • ATAR: 80.7
  • Full-time : 3 years

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