Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

Griffith University

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

This degree program is designed for someone who is looking for a clinical qualification with the ability to recognize dental diseases or abnormalities of the teeth, mouth and associated structures that require management and patient-centred oral health care that includes a range of activities that include oral health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and education for the prevention of oral diseases in patients of all ages.Dental hygienists are educated in all aspects of dental hygiene practice through coursework and supervised clinical practice in an inter-professional dental clinic. Dental hygiene students will be learning and working alongside, dentists, dental technologists, dental prosthetists and dental specialists developing skills in communication and collaboration for patient management. Students will be provided with specific education and skills in public health and health promotion to provide appropriate preventive oral health education to individuals and communities. The key advantage of dental hygiene education at Griffith University is the opportunity for hands-on skills training in specialty clinics in the disciplines Periodontology, Implantology and Orthodontics. Students will learn from dental specialists in the fields of: Periodontology Radiology and Radiography Orthodontics Special Needs Oral Pathology Pharmacology Public Health and Health Promotion Dental hygiene students will work alongside a team of dental health practitioners with emphasis on the significant role and responsibilities of the dental hygienist in dental practice.


  • Advanced Dental Hygiene Practice
  • Applied Oral Biology 1
  • Applied Oral Biology 2
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I
  • Dental Hygiene Practice 1
  • Dental Hygiene Practice 2
  • First Peoples Health and Practice
  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Introduction to Health Promotion
  • Pharmacology

Standard entry requirements



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 information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $115,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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