C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

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Plan: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
Qualification national code: 40633SA
Nominal hours: 1883
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years FT
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) you will have completed education and training in contemporary dental hygiene practise, enabling you to work in both private and government sectors in accordance with legislative provisions. Your training is co-located in a key learning hospital, the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and auspiced by Dental Health Services of Victoria.

Over the program you will develop the capabilities, including skills, knowledge, attitudes,and values that will enable you to:

Work as an integral part of a dental team to provide preventative and therapeutic oral health care on an individual and community level.

Work effectively, and in partnership with other allied health professionals, to encourage the adoption of optimum oral health practises.

Design, conduct and evaluate health promotion highlighting the important links between general and oral health to individuals and groups in dental, allied health, and community settings; taking into account the behavioural, cultural, socio-economic , environmental and genetic risk factors and their impact on oral health.

Collect, analyse and interpret relevant oral health data.

Seek out and adopt new and innovative practises and advances and opportunities in the practise of dental hygiene.

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Articulation and pathways

There are no articulation pathways available at present.

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Entrance requirements

To be able to apply for a place in this program you must hold either the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, including the prerequisite units of competency of radiography, or Diploma of Applied Science ( Dental Therapy), or equivalent.

Applicants with a Cert IV in Dental Assisting, who do not have the required units of competency of radiography, may be considered.

Application is Direct, as this is a non VTAC program.

SELECTION TASK:
You must also complete and submit the online Advanced Diploma of Oral Health Supplementary Information Form.


ENROLMENT CONSIDERATIONS:
You will require a Working with Children Check and Police Check, prior to undertaking the clinical components of this course. Failure to obtain satisfactory checks may result in you being unable to complete this program.

 

 

 

 

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External accreditation and industry links

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/This program is accredited by the Australian Dental Council. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for registration as a Dental Hygienist with the Dental Board of Australia. See  http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/ for requirements to register as a Dental Hygienist.

During the program students will practice clinically at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. Clinical placement activity will increase as students’ progress through the program in order to prepare them for public or private practice.

All graduates are required to apply to AHPRA for registration. You will need to meet all of  their requirements including English Language. Full details are available from their  website

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

 

 

 

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