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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health)

Course code: #AK3113

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $44,300 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Workplace experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2025 2025-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2026 2026-02-26

Overview

Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health)

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 the university 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.

 

Workplace experience

Throughout your study you complete over 1,000 hours of clinical learning to prepare you for professional registration. 

There’s an emphasis on practical experience, including clinical experience at AUT’s on-campus oral health clinic, private practices and DHB clinics. 

In your final year, you complete a community placement in New Zealand or internationally.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$56,940

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $12,640
Tuition 1 person $44,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
6.5
listening
6.5
writing
6.5
speaking
6.5
reading

TOEFL

100
20
listening
24
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

65
58
listening
58
writing
58
speaking
58
reading

Cambridge

185
176
listening
176
writing
176
speaking
176
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

1_ All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

High school qualifications from different countries:

India: 

  • 12 years of schooling with an overall average of 75% in four academic subjects, including a min 60% in English from the All-India Senior Certificate (AISSC).
  • All other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations require an overall average of 80% in four academic subjects with a min 65% in English.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognized university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognized institution

2_ Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014, including police clearance

3_ Preference will be given to applicants with Biology and one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira

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.

 

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enroll in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

Career opportunities

  • Oral health therapist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician

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