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Oral Health


Bachelor of Oral Health

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Bachelor of Oral Health


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.


3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission  provisions exist for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as may be granted by the Dean. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.


4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table of Undergraduate Units of Study for the Bachelor of Oral Health.
To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must successfully complete a fixed curriculum of 144 credit points in the order prescribed in the table of units.


5 Progression rules

Candidates must pass all units of study and satisfy the requirements of the PPD Licence designated for each year of enrolment before proceeding to units designated for the subsequent year of study. Failure in any single unit of study results in a failure of the semester and requires the candidate to retake the units designated for that semester, without credit or exemption for work previously completed.


6 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Oral Health is awarded as Pass only.


7 Cross institutional study

Cross institutional study is not available in this course.


8 Credit for previous study

Candidates may be granted credit for previous studies, according to the provisions of the Coursework Rule, and in addition:
the study must be completed no more than five years before admission to candidature for this course;
the study completed is equivalent to any unit of study in the Bachelor of Oral Health table of units;
the study must have been completed to credit level or equivalent;
if the previous award has been conferred, the maximum credit that may be granted is 48 credit points;
in the case of holders of the Diploma in Dental Therapy of the Westmead College of Dental Therapy, the maximum credit that may be granted is 48 credit points.


9 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 and who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.