James Cook University Dental Student Association
The JCU Dental School was established at the end of 2010. Situated on the Cairns campus it is one of only three Australian universities located outside an Australian capital city, and is the only one outside the metropolitan areas of south-east Queensland. JCU Dental School’s establishment, funded by a grant of $52.5m from the federal government, includes a new purpose-built building set up on the Smithfield Campus. Its state-of-the art facilities include an 80-seat dental simulation laboratory, prosthodontics and science laboratories, dental clinic and student home group rooms. Every OzTREKK student who begins his/her studies in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program raves about the incredible facilities!
If you’re interested in studying dentistry in Australia, and are especially interested in caring for people who live in rural, remote, and tropical places, consider JCU Dental School. Not only do they have an amazing program, but they also have a wonderful and supportive student organisation, the James Cook University Dental Student Association.
About the James Cook University Dental Student Association
“To support members of the James Cook University Dentistry School by the organisation of social events, mediating academic matters, community involvement activities and the sponsorship of attendance to appropriate conventions.”
The Committee consists of members across all current years of Dentistry. The purpose of the committee is to organise and facilitate Dentistry-related academic and non-academic events. The committee also functions as the voice of the student body raising and discussing concerns with academic staff. Certain positions are only available to certain year levels of Dentistry.
And clearly, they know how to have fun! Check out this video!
James Cook University Dental School
The James Cook University Dental School’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a broad-based program that includes all aspects of dental practice and aims to promote improved oral health care delivery, particularly to people living in rural, remote and tropical regions of Australia. The curriculum integrates the basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies. JCU Dental School students will have early exposure to clinical practice, with an increasing proportion of the course dedicated to clinical skills in the later years.
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: August 29, 2014