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Oral Health

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes).

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 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Integrity Policy 2022 and the Academic Integrity Procedures 2022. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register:

1  Course codes

Code Course title
BUORAHEA-01 Bachelor of Oral Health

2  Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3  Admission to candidature

(1)  Available places will be offered to qualified applicants on merit, in accordance with the following admission criteria.

(2)  Admission to the Bachelor of Oral Health requires a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program.

(3)  Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Sydney Dental School may rank separately, any applicants who apply for admission under a Special Admission Program.

4  Requirements for award

(1)  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.

(2)  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.

(3)  Students must attend clinical simulation and clinical placements to meet the requirements of the program.

5  Reassessment

(1)  Reassessment may be offered to students, consistently with the progression requirements for the award course, on the basis of a student’s academic achievement across the relevant program and the nature of the relevant assessment.

(2)  Where reassessment is offered, one reassessment will be offered.

(3)  Reassessment will not be offered for the following components:

(a) continuous sessional clinical or pre-clinical assessment;

(b) attendance requirements; or

(c) clinical experience.

(4)  Students are responsible for ensuring their availability for remediation and reassessment during the period specified by Sydney Dental School. No further opportunities for remediation or reassessment will be provided.

(5)  The grades awarded for reassessments are Pass or Fail.

(6)  Any student who fails a reassessment will be considered to have failed the unit and will be required to repeat it.

(7)  The Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Dental School Assessment Provisions contains further information about reassessment.

6  Progression rules

All Years

(1)  These progression requirements should be read in conjunction with the relevant Unit of Study Outlines, Faculty Local Provisions and Faculty Resolutions.

(2)  Details of assessment requirements in each Year, including the structure, content and expected standards, are available for enrolled students in the Unit of Study Outlines, the Handbook and on the Learning Management System.

(3)  Satisfactory performance requires a mark of 50 per cent or higher unless otherwise specified in the relevant unit of study outline.

(4)  Where a student fails a component of a unit of study, which results in the student being considered to have failed the whole unit of study, a grade of Fail (FA) and a mark of 49 per cent will be awarded for that unit of study.

(5)  Any student who fails to:

(a) meet the requirements of continuous sessional clinical or pre-clinical assessment, in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sydney Dental School Assessment Provisions;

(b) meet the attendance requirements, in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sydney Dental School Attendance Provisions; or

(c) demonstrate adequate depth and breadth of clinical experience;

will be considered to have failed the unit and will be required to repeat it. No reassessment will be offered.

(6)  Any student who successfully completes a reassessment, and has not yet reached the maximum period for meeting course requirements, will be permitted to progress.

(7)  Any student who fails a reassessment will be considered to have failed the unit.

7  Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Oral Health is awarded as Pass only.

8  Cross institutional study

Cross institutional study is not available in this course.

9  Credit for previous study

(1)  Candidates may be granted credit for previous studies, according to the provisions of the Coursework Policy, and in addition:

(a) the study must be completed no more than five years before admission to candidature for this course;

(b) the study completed must be equivalent to any unit of study in the Bachelor of Oral Health table of units;

(c) the study must have been completed to credit level or equivalent;

(d) if the previous award has been conferred, the maximum credit that may be granted is 48 credit points.

10  Transitional provisions

(1)  These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2023 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.

(2)  Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2023 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.