4430TH

Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)

Program code 4430TH
Start date(s) February
Program length Full time: 3 years
Campus Chadstone; Holmesglen partner campus
Study mode Full time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    Oral health therapists diagnose dental decay and gum diseases. They work with dentists to provide oral health care for children and adults, and also help to promote oral health and preventive dental practices among school children and the broader community.

    This course has a strong focus on health science and its application in the development of clinical skills, with an evidence based approach to learning. You will receive learning opportunities during community placements, and alongside your comprehensive clinic and simulation exposure, you will leave with sound preparation to work with other health disciplines as autonomous oral health practitioners. In addition, the degree has a strong focus on the unique challenges of rural and remote oral health, in particular with vulnerable and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.

    The Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) is a Charles Sturt University (CSU) degree offered at Holmesglen's Chadstone campus. You willundertake lectures and pre-clinical training in Years 1 and 2 at Holmesglen,with some clinical training at Wagga Wagga. The majority of clinical trainingand placement will occur at various CSU clinical sites (largely based aroundAlbury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga) in Year 3, which may include regional NSW Health oral health clinics.As a graduate of the course, youwill contribute to combating the chronic shortage and increasing demand fororal health professionals Australia-wide, while also significantly impactingthe health of our local communities.

    Students studying at Holmesglen and Wagga Wagga will learn in state-of-the-art simulation clinics in which all clinical units are delivered. Our staff include dual qualified oral health therapists currently practising in both the public and private health sector, to make sure you are receiving current, industry relevant education.

    More information can also be found on CSU's Oral Health page.

  • Program Structure

    During years one and two, you will focus on core biomedical and oral sciences. Foundation theory will be presented in lecture style, with small group seminars and case based interactions. In years two and three, the focus is on understanding the medical, dental, social and community context of dental hygiene or dental therapy clinical practice.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations, clinical competencies and practical application projects. The course consists of 24 course subjects (192 points) each subject is equal to 8 credit points. For more information on a predicted enrolment pattern and subject outlines please visit the CSU website.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    BMS191Human Bioscience 1
    DOH110Oral Health Sciences 1
    BMS192Human Bioscience 2
    DOH113Community Oral Health 1
    PSY111Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services
    DOH100Clinical Practice & Theory 1
    DOH200Clinical Practice & Theory 2
    DOH203Community Oral Health 2
    BMS291Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
    BMS292Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
    DOH222Nutrition and Oral Health Care Delivery
    DOH210Oral Health Sciences 2
    DOH310 Clinical Practice & Theory 3
    DOH313Community Oral Health 3
    DOH321Public Oral Health, Research and Community Service
    DOH300Oral Health Sciences 3
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    VCE or equivalent

    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene). You will be able to register with AHPRA as an oral health therapist.

    This course is currently accredited by the Australian Dental Council until 31 December 2018.

    Pathways

    Further post graduate study opportunities exist in the fields of oral health and public health.

    Career Opportunities

    • Oral health therapist (dental hygienist and dental therapist) with employment in public, private or hospital settings
    • Health promotion officer
    • Health researcher
    • Clinical tutor, academic in health discipline courses
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Attendance

    The first two years of this course will be taught at Holmesglen's Chadstone campus, although during these two years you will visit CSU's Wagga Wagga campus for clinical placements. There will be a one week placement in first year and a total of nine weeks in second year.

    The third year of the course will be delivered  in NSW at a number of clinical placements. You will join the Wagga Wagga cohort and spend this mainly clinical year in any of the school's five clinical settings across NSW, with allocated intensive periods of teaching.

  • How to Apply

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study). 

    The VTAC code for this program is 1300213211.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Holmesglen - Health Science & Biotechnology Department

    03 9564 1920

    dentalprograms@holmesglen.edu.au

    OR

    Charles Sturt University

    Future Student enquiries

    1800 334 733

  • Fees

    Program Fees for 2017

    TypeCost

    Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.

    Holmesglen - Health Science & Biotechnology Department
    03 9564 1920
    dentalprograms@holmesglen.edu.au

    OR

    Charles Sturt University
    Future Student enquiries
    1800 334 733

    Tuition Assurance requirements

    Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.

  • Program Overview

    Oral health therapists diagnose dental decay and gum diseases. They work with dentists to provide oral health care for children and adults, and also help to promote oral health and preventive dental practices among school children and the broader community.

    This course has a strong focus on health science and its application in the development of clinical skills, with an evidence based approach to learning. You will receive learning opportunities during community placements, and alongside your comprehensive clinic and simulation exposure, you will leave with sound preparation to work with other health disciplines as autonomous oral health practitioners. In addition, the degree has a strong focus on the unique challenges of rural and remote oral health, in particular with vulnerable and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.

    The Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) is a Charles Sturt University (CSU) degree offered at Holmesglen's Chadstone campus. You willundertake lectures and pre-clinical training in Years 1 and 2 at Holmesglen,with some clinical training at Wagga Wagga. The majority of clinical trainingand placement will occur at various CSU clinical sites (largely based aroundAlbury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga) in Year 3, which may include regional NSW Health oral health clinics.As a graduate of the course, youwill contribute to combating the chronic shortage and increasing demand fororal health professionals Australia-wide, while also significantly impactingthe health of our local communities.

    Students studying at Holmesglen and Wagga Wagga will learn in state-of-the-art simulation clinics in which all clinical units are delivered. Our staff include dual qualified oral health therapists currently practising in both the public and private health sector, to make sure you are receiving current, industry relevant education.

    More information can also be found on CSU's Oral Health page.

  • Program Structure

    During years one and two, you will focus on core biomedical and oral sciences. Foundation theory will be presented in lecture style, with small group seminars and case based interactions. In years two and three, the focus is on understanding the medical, dental, social and community context of dental hygiene or dental therapy clinical practice.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations, clinical competencies and practical application projects. The course consists of 24 course subjects (192 points) each subject is equal to 8 credit points. For more information on a predicted enrolment pattern and subject outlines please visit the CSU website.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    BMS191Human Bioscience 1
    DOH110Oral Health Sciences 1
    BMS192Human Bioscience 2
    DOH113Community Oral Health 1
    PSY111Foundations of Psychology for Health & Human Services
    DOH100Clinical Practice & Theory 1
    DOH200Clinical Practice & Theory 2
    DOH203Community Oral Health 2
    BMS291Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
    BMS292Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
    DOH222Nutrition and Oral Health Care Delivery
    DOH210Oral Health Sciences 2
    DOH310 Clinical Practice & Theory 3
    DOH313Community Oral Health 3
    DOH321Public Oral Health, Research and Community Service
    DOH300Oral Health Sciences 3
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Good passes at Year 12/ Matriculation level or the overseas equivalent.
    • English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 6.5.

    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene). You will be able to register with AHPRA as an oral health therapist.

    This course is currently accredited by the Australian Dental Council until 31 December 2018.

    Pathways

    Further post graduate study opportunities exist in the fields of oral health and public health.

    Career Opportunities

    • Oral health therapist (dental hygienist and dental therapist) with employment in public, private or hospital settings
    • Health promotion officer
    • Health researcher
    • Clinical tutor, academic in health discipline courses
  • How to Apply

    All international applications for the co-delivered Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) course, must now apply via Charles Sturt University.

    Please click on the following link to apply for this course if you are an international student:

    http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Health Science & Biotechnology Department

    03 9564 1920

    dentalprograms@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2018: $34,400 per year.
    In addition to course fees, students will need to purchase materials and equipment for the course, purchase Overseas Student Healthcare Cover (OSHC), fund placement accommodation costs, and pay for Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) each year.

Oral Health Open Days

  • 14Dec
    Oral Health
    Chadstone
    OD3207

    In partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU), Holmesglen delivers the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) at our Chadstone campus. This degree is delivered primarily at Holmesglen in years one and two with placements in Wagga Wagga. During third year students relocate to NSW and undertake a variety of placements across different clinical sites.

    Visit us on Open Days to learn about the Charles Sturt University, Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) program. Meet our teaching staff and tour our purpose built simulation clinic and laboratories.

    Applications can be made through VTAC.

    - , Thu 14 Dec - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia