Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Program Code

BDS

Program Minimum Units

120

Standard Duration

5 Years

Program Faculty

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program is designed to train graduates who are eligible for registration as dental practitioners. The program consists of one integrated stream, with coordination of topics within and between years. First year topics include health and disease, preventative dentistry, behavioural consequences of oral diseases, clinical examination and diagnostic procedures. The dynamic curriculum is delivered within a case based learning approach. The emphasis of contextual learning of relevant scientific information throughout the program occurs concurrently with the development of clinical skills. Places are open to school leavers, applicants with tertiary education experience, special entry and Aboriginal entry applicants.
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years.

Conditions

Condition of Enrolment
Prescribed Communicable Infection Clearance: Students must comply with the Students With Prescribed Communicable Infections Policy (www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/591).
Tuberculosis Clearance: Students who undertake clinical placements, internships or research projects involving children or people who are ill, elderly or vulnerable are now required to demonstrate tuberculosis (TB) clearance through obtaining a TB Screening Notification from SA Tuberculosis Services.
First Aid Certificate: All students must hold a current First Aid Certificate.
Criminal History Clearance: Students who undertake clinical placements, internships or research projects involving children or people who are ill, elderly or vulnerable are now required to demonstrate clearance by producing a criminal history check, obtained through a Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) check. International students are required to obtain a certificate from their home country.
Immunisation: Students undertaking clinical placements are required to have the appropriate level of immunisation. Immunisation records are requested by clinical venues prior to placements.
Student and Professional Registration: Students accepted into the program are required to be registered with the relevant regulatory authority.
Uniform: During clinical placements students are required to comply with professional dress standards.
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of School before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.
Inherent requirements: Students are required to acknowledge their understanding of the University of Adelaide dentistry program inherent requirements (see https://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/dentistry/inherent-requirements/)
 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Dental Surgery

There shall be a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 120 units
Core Courses

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

At the First Annual Examination the student shall satisfy the examiners in the following.
Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DENT 1005AHO Dental Science and Practice I Part 1 0
DENT 1005BHO Dental Science and Practice I Part 2 24

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

At the Second Annual Examination the student shall satisfy the examiners in the following.
Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DENT 2005AHO Dental Science and Practice II Part 1 0
DENT 2005BHO Dental Science and Practice II Part 2 24

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

At the Third Annual Examination the student shall satisfy the examiners in the following.
Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DENT 3005AHO Dental Science and Practice III Part 1 0
DENT 3005BHO Dental Science and Practice III Part 2 24

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

At the Fourth Annual Examination the student shall satisfy the examiners in the following.
Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DENT 4004AHO Dental Science and Practice IV Part 1 0
DENT 4004BHO Dental Science and Practice IV Part 2 24

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

At the Fifth Annual Examination the student shall satisfy the examiners in the following.
Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
DENT 5005AHO Dental Science and Practice V Part 1 0
DENT 5005BHO Dental Science and Practice V Part 2 24