James Cook University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Townsville or Cairns, Queensland
City Population 190,000
Student Population 22,000
Int'l Student Population 1,800
Main Campus Townsville
Program Campus Cairns
Program Duration 5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $64,960 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2020
Application Deadline August 30, 2019*
International Places 15 (80 total)

Overview

James Cook University Dental School offers the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program, a five-year, undergraduate degree that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to become a competent practitioner of dentistry.

The dental program aims to promote improved oral health care delivery, particularly to people living in rural, remote and tropical regions of Australia, which can also be applied to those living in remote areas of Canada. The curriculum integrates the basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies.

JCU Dental School is one of only three schools in Australia located outside a capital city. JCU’s dentistry establishment was funded by a grant of $52.5 million from the federal government and includes a new building on the Smithfield (Cairns) Campus of JCU with state-of-the-art facilities, including an 80-seat dental simulation laboratory, prosthodontics and science laboratories, and student home-group rooms.

 

Program

The JCU Bachelor of Dental Surgery is a broad-based program including all aspects of dental practice but also has a special focus on issues of special concern to the northern Australian region, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice.

As a dentistry student, you will have early exposure to clinical practice, with an increasing proportion of the course dedicated to clinical skills in the later years. The first three to four years of study are based on the Cairns campus, and the final year is devoted to developing your clinical skills during placements in public and private dental clinics across northern Queensland.

 

Admission Requirements

1. From high School
A minimum of 92% average from Grade 12 subjects, including completion of prerequisites in English, calculus, and chemistry at a Grade 12 level or higher. These qualifications are considered on an individual basis, subject to satisfying prerequisite requirements.

2. With a partially or fully completed undergraduate degree
A high level of academic standard is required for entry. A minimum of 80% cumulative average across all university studies is required. You need to have met the prerequisite subjects at least at the high school level (or equivalent) to meet the prerequisite requirements.

Admission Timeline

*While applications close August 30, 2019, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible,

Meeting opportunity with JCU staff: June 2019
Offers made: August – September 2019

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“Wish I did this sooner. ”

Excellent amount of clinical time! It is great! Wish I did this sooner.

JCU Australia Brock M
Dentistry
James Cook University, 2018