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Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health)

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Oral health is vital for our general health. By successfully completing this oral health degree you can practise as an oral health therapist.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
AK3113
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$10,476 per year / $31,428 total
International Fees
$42,549 per year / $127,647 total

About this course

Oral health is vital for our general health. By successfully completing this oral health degree you can practise as an oral health therapist.

If you successfully complete the Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health) you can register as an oral health therapist with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Graduates provide oral health assessment, diagnosis, management, treatment and preventive care for patients within the oral health therapy scope of practice.

You gain experience in our oral health simulation laboratory, and clinical experience at AUT's oral health clinics and community oral health clinics in Auckland and around New Zealand. You also work on oral health promotion projects in communities around Auckland and gain valuable workplace experience in the field of oral health.

Applying to study health sciences from 2022

From 2022 all offers of place for undergraduate health science degrees will be made into the Bachelor of Health Science without a major.

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Entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014, including police clearance

Ranking of applicants will occur. Preference will be given to applicants with the highest level of academic achievement and/or evidence of accomplishments in the relevant field.

Applicants with English as a second or other language who have not completed at least three years of secondary schooling in NZ will be required to meet IELTS requirements.

International student entry requirements

Study locations

North Campus

Online

Career pathways

By successfully completing this degree you can register as an oral health therapist with the Dental Council of New Zealand.

Your qualification is recognised in Australia.

You could work in:

  • District health boards (DHBs)
  • Private, general or specialist practice
  • Oral health promotion
  • Education sector

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