James Cook University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

James Cook University
Institution rating
5 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This broad-based, five year program encompasses all aspects of dental practice with a special focus on tropical, rural and Indigenous practice. The curriculum integrates basic sciences with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies. There is early exposure to clinical practice, with an increasing proportion of the curriculum dedicated to the acquisition of clinical skills. The final year is dedicated entirely to clinical experience with students undertaking clinical placement in dental facilities across northern Queensland.

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Roles related to this course: Dentist, Dental Assistant, Dental Officer, Lecturer, and 3 more.


This degree is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC).

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; English, Chemistry, Maths B (Biology is desirable); AND
  • Meet requirements for clinical placement such as immunisation and Police check

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Cairns

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, James Cook University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Students undertake over 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience in school clinics and rural and remote community health facilities.

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
James Cook University
(2 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Dental SurgeryJames Cook University
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
It's a great course esp because it is accelerated but has some downfalls since it is relatively still new.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Dental SurgeryJames Cook University
Graduation date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Excellent all round. Very thorough programme that got me ready for work and employment. Have recommended for several high school students.

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Bachelor of Dental Surgery

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Bachelor of Dental Surgery