Bachelor of Oral Health (BOralHlth)

Program Code

BORAL

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Special Notes

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

Overview

Bachelor of Oral Health graduates will have the necessary education to work as oral health therapists which includes management of children’s and adolescent’s oral health, dental hygiene (the prevention of oral disease and professional cleaning for all ages), and health promotion (educating people, groups and communities on how to have healthy teeth and gums). 
The program focuses on the development of competence in clinical examination and diagnosis of dental disease, formulation of individual treatment plans for clients, control and prevention of dental diseases by clinical treatment and preventive procedures, and health promotion of clients and the community to establish patterns of behaviour conducive to good oral health.
There are four highly integrated streams in the Bachelor of Oral Health that are undertaken throughout the three years of the program. The emphasis of contextual learning of relevant scientific information throughout the program occurs concurrently with the development of clinical skills.
Learning is supported by independent study and discussion of findings in class. Small group discovery experiences (SGDE) are also a feature of the Oral Health curriculum.  Students work in a collaborative environment to learn to critically self-evaluate, and plan and implement strategies for improvement.

The Bachelor of Oral Health is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of Enrolment
Clinical Deed Poll: The University of Adelaide and the Minister for Health have a clinical placement agreement in place which allows the University to request clinical placements in SA Health facilities.
As part of this agreement students are required to complete a deed poll (pdf file). A deed poll is an agreement between the student and SA Health to ensure patient information is treated with confidentiality and that the student has met the required clearances. By signing a deed poll students understand their obligations and agree to comply with the relevant state legislation.
http://health.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/student-support/clinical-pla...

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.
Further detail is located at: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/student-support/clinical-placements
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 of Human Services (DHS) check. International students may be 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 oral health program inherent requirements (see https://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/dentistry/inherent-requirements/)

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Oral Health

There shall be a Bachelor of Oral Health.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Oral Health, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 72 units

Work based training/extra mural studies:
Students will undertake a range of clinical placements over the three years of the program. These placements will be across the Adelaide metropolitan area and in specific rural locations.
In their final year, students will be required to undertake a compulsory rural placement of up to 8 weeks, usually split into 2 x 4 week blocks.
Students must travel to and from these placements independently.

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 72 units.

Level I: ORALHLTH 1200HO First Annual Oral Health Examination

All of the following courses must be completed:

Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ORALHLTH 1201AHO Dental and Health Science IOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 1201BHO Dental and Health Science IOH Part 2 6
ORALHLTH 1202AHO Clinical Practice IOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 1202BHO Clinical Practice IOH Part 2 8
ORALHLTH 1203AHO Human Biology IOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 1203BHO Human Biology IOH Part 2 6
ORALHLTH 1204AHO Professional Studies IOH Part1 0
ORALHLTH 1204BHO Professional Studies IOH Part 2 4

Level II: ORALHLTH 2200HO Second Annual Oral Health Examination

All of the following courses must be completed:

Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ORALHLTH 2201AHO Dental & Health Science IIOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 2201BHO Dental & Health Science IIOH Part 2 4
ORALHLTH 2202AHO Clinical Practice IIOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 2202BHO Clinical Practice IIOH Part 2 12
ORALHLTH 2203AHO Human Biology IIOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 2203BHO Human Biology IIOH Part 2 4
ORALHLTH 2204HO Professional Studies IIOH 4

Level III: ORALHLTH 3200HO Third Annual Oral Health Examination

All of the following courses must be completed:

Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ORALHLTH 3201AHO Dental & Health Science IIIOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 3201BHO Dental & Health Science IIIOH Part 2 8
ORALHLTH 3202AHO Clinical Practice IIIOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 3202BHO Clinical Practice IIIOH Part 2 12
ORALHLTH 3204AHO Oral Health Elective IIIOH Part 1 0
ORALHLTH 3204BHO Oral Health Elective IIIOH Part 2 4