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CB29 - Bachelor of Oral Health

Oral Health

The Bachelor of Oral Health is a three year undergraduate degree program in oral health. The program provides academic and clinical l training to prospective oral health therapists, and incorporates extensive clinical training as an integral part of the degree program.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to apply for registration to work as an oral health therapist in general and specialist dental practices within Australia. They will be able to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across the lifespan. Graduates are also able to educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 3 years full-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - ROK; External(First Year only)
International - ROK
Courses/Units of Credit 20 courses/144 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

Domestic students - QTAC

Entry Requirements Please see More Details for entry requirements
Professional Accreditation

Accreditation for the Bachelor of Oral Health has been designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Dental Council (ADC), and accreditation is pending.

Residential School

There are several compulsory residential schools/workshops attached to the following program when taken in External mode

Practicum/Work placement

This program offers students a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical placement in a clinical environment. This clinical will be divided into specific clinical courses with developing levels of expertise expected, leading to safe and competent practice.

Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BOralHlth 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 075038K - QLD

Program Aims

Graduates will be able to apply for registration to work as an oral health therapist in general and specialist dental practices within Australia. They will be able to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across the lifespan. Graduates are also able to educate and promote oral health in small group and community settings.

Program Structure

Students must successfully complete 20 courses.

First year provides the scientific foundations for clinical practice and introduces students to the clinical environment as dental assistants. First year can be completed full- or part-time either on campus or externally with residential schools. Second and third years are then completed full-time on the Rockhampton campus where students learn the underpinning knowledge and develop clinical skills in the simulation and prosthetic laboratory and then progress to treating peers and patients in a variety of clinical environments.

Courses Offered

Year 1
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
ORAL11001 Introduction to Oral Health Therapy
BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science
SCIE11022 Introductory Science
Term 2
MEDI11004 Professional Practice
NURS11153 Health and Behaviour
ORAL11002 Oral Anatomy and Physiology
ORAL11003 Oral Pathology and Diagnosis
Year 2
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
ORAL12001 Oral Disease Prevention and Management
ORAL12002 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 1
ORAL12003 Oral Health Clinical Practice 1
Term 2
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
ORAL12004 Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Pharmacology
ORAL12005 Oral Health Pre Clinical Practice 2
ORAL12006 Oral Health Clinical Practice 2
Year 3
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
ORAL13001 Oral Health Clinical Placement 1
Term 2
NURS13117 Research in Health Care
ORAL13002 Oral Health Clinical Placement 2

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