Bachelor of Dental Health Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree is the first step towards a career in Dentistry. You will learn from extensive hands-on training from the first year of your studies.You will study and work alongside registered Dentists and Dental specialists in real life settings including in regional areas and in our modern dental clinic and specialised laboratories in the new Griffith Health Centre. You will enhance your skills through professional practice placements.Honours is available through an additional year of study.


  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II
  • Biochemistry
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II
  • Clinical Dental Practice 2
  • Clinical Dental Practice 3
  • Clinical Dental Sciences 1
  • Clinical Dental Sciences 2
  • Clinical Dental Sciences 3
  • Clinical Dental Sciences 4
  • General Dental Practice 1
  • Genes and Disease
  • Microbiology for Oral Health
  • Pathology General
  • Pharmacology for Oral Health
  • Pre-clinical Dental Sciences
  • Social Sciences 1
  • Social Sciences 2


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Provisional entry into the Griffith Master of Dentistry programCompletion of the Bachelor of Dental Health Science (1577) will see graduates gain seamless entry into the Master of Dentistry (5703). Bachelor of Dental Health Science students need to be aware that should they be successful in gaining entry into the Master of Dentistry (5703) program, additional requirements must be met prior to commencement. Information about these requirements and other relevant information can be found on the Health Placement Support Hub website.Note: Students are not permitted take a leave of absence of more than one year after completing the Bachelor program and commencing the Master of Dentistry program to ensure currency of knowledge and skills.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $186,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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