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Bachelor of Dental Hygiene
Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

  • ID:GU610098
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0

  • OR the Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

  • OR the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 65

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 94 (no score less than 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking).

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This degree program is designed for someone who is looking for a clinical qualification with the ability to recognize dental diseases or abnormalities of the teeth, mouth and associated structures that require management and patient-centred oral health care that includes a range of activities that include oral health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and education for the prevention of oral diseases in patients of all ages.

Dental hygienists are educated in all aspects of dental hygiene practice through coursework and supervised clinical practice in an inter-professional dental clinic. Dental hygiene students will be learning and working alongside, dentists, dental technologists, dental prosthetists and dental specialists developing skills in communication and collaboration for patient management. Students will be provided with specific education and skills in public health and health promotion to provide appropriate preventive oral health education to individuals and communities.

The key advantage of dental hygiene education at Griffith University is the opportunity for hands-on skills training in specialty clinics in the disciplines Periodontology, Implantology and Orthodontics. Students will learn from dental specialists in the fields of:

  • Periodontology

  • Radiology and Radiography

  • Orthodontics

  • Special Needs

  • Oral Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Public Health and Health Promotion

Dental hygiene students will work alongside a team of dental health practitioners with emphasis on the significant role and responsibilities of the dental hygienist in dental practice.

CRICOS CODE: 0100243

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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology - 1006MSC

  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation - 1014MSC

  • Applied Oral Biology 1 - 1018DOH

  • Dental Hygiene Practice 1 - 1035DOH_Y1

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I - 1001MSC

  • Applied Oral Biology 2 - 1019DOH

  • Dental Hygiene Practice 1 - 1035DOH_Y2

Note: Students must successfully complete all Level 1 courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Health Promotion - 1977MED

  • Dental Hygiene Practice 2 - 2035DOH_Y1

  • Pharmacology - 3000PHM

  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century - 1205MED

  • Dental Hygiene Practice 2 - 2035DOH_Y2

Note: Students must successfully complete all Level 2 courses before enrolling in Level 3 courses.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Advanced Dental Hygiene Practice - 3035DOH_Y1

  • Healthcare Systems - 3205MED

  • Advanced Dental Hygiene Practice - 3035DOH_Y2

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Completing this degree program provides the education and skills required to apply for registration as a dental hygienist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). As a graduate of this degree, you will be qualified to work as a registered dental hygienist with employment opportunities in the public and private health sectors through government health departments and private dental clinics that include:

  • General dental practice;

  • Specialist dental practices;

  • Community dental/oral health clinics.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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