Duration: 5 years full time
Location: Years 1-4 Herston and St Lucia campuses. Year 5 Dental Clinics
Application: Via QTAC (Domestic Applicants) or UQ International Admissions (International Applicants)
Entry score*: OP1/ Rank 99/ ATAR 99.05/ GPA 5.8 or above (UQ only) or GPA 6.5 or above (all other Tertiary Institutions)
*Due to highly competitive entry, not all applicants from this selection rank are offered a place; selection within the rank is required. UMAT and ISAT test scores are used as a secondary selector (Please note the UMAT and ISAT cut off may vary each year depending upon the standard of applicants).  As a guide, in 2016 the lowest UMAT scaled score aggregate offered was 173:65. 
International availability: Yes CRICOS Provider Code 00025B
Entry requiements: Grade 12 or equivalent - English (4, SA), Chemistry (4, SA), (Biological Science also recommended). Domestic applicants must undertake UMAT. International applicants must undertake ISAT.
 

Why Dental Science at UQ?

Choose a career in dental science and you will make a difference to the lives of many. Good oral health is important for everyone, making dentistry a primary healthcare profession. Study Dental Science (Honours) at UQ and you will learn from some of the best teachers in the country at the largest and most advanced tertiary dental facility in Australia, the new world-class UQ Oral Health Centre located near the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.  You will learn from staff who have been awarded nationally for teaching excellence while gaining the knowledge and practical skills that place UQ Dental Science graduates in high demand with employers.

What you will study
The Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) will give you the knowledge, skills and attitude for an exciting career in the dental industry.  We prepare you to be well sought after by employers and our extended clinical placements mean you're job-ready when you graduate.  You will learn the science and application for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and abnormalities, while having access to the most up-to-date technologies and cutting-edge dentistry research.
 
The UQ Dental Science difference is our focus on practical, clinical experience throughout your degree. Clinical work will start at the UQ Oral Health Centre in your first year of study.  This is increased in your third and fourth years and covers general practice dentistry, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics, as well as oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brisbane teaching hospitals.  In your final year you will complete a clinical placement to give you the hands-on skills and knowledge for a rewarding career.  You may be placed in State Government health clinics, the Aboriginal Medical Service in Queensland or interstate.

Honours
This is an AQF level 8 qualification and the class of honours awarded is determined by academic performance throughout the BDSc program, ascertained by a cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Duty of Care
The Dental Board of Australia policy prevents dentists carrying blood-borne viruses from undertaking invasive procedures, which includes most aspects of clinical dentistry. Students are required to provide information in relation to their status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Students are also required to be screened for Tuberculosis (TB).

How to Apply
All applications made by Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand citizens must be made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) by the last working day of September each year.
Registration for UMAT opens in early December and closes in early June. The UMAT is held in late July each year throughout Australia and New Zealand.   ISAT registrations open in mid March and testing begins in April each year. UMAT and ISAT are provided by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).  Applicants should refer to the UMAT and ISAT websites for further information and to register.

Please note: UMAT 2016 registrations will open in early December 2015.

QTAC application forms are available from qtac.edu.au or P: 1300 467 822.

 

 or call 07 3365 8022 
 

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