Undergraduate

Integrated Dental Sciences

This extended major leads into the Doctor of Dental Medicine. It covers the pre-clinical biomedical and dental sciences.

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

This major will lead to the Doctor of Dental medicine degree. Graduates of the DMD degree will be eligible for registration as a Dentist with the Dental Board of Australia. They can then work as a dentist in government or hospital clinics, private dental practices, Defence Force dental clinics, or university-based dental clinics.
This major will lead to the Doctor of Dental medicine degree. Graduates of the DMD degree will be eligible for registration as a Dentist with the Dental Board of Australia. They can then work as a dentist in government or hospital clinics, private dental practices, Defence Force dental clinics, or university-based dental clinics.
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Career Opportunities

Further Study

This is a “double major” so there is no opportunity to undertake another major at the same time in Level 3 of the degree.
This is a “double major” so there is no opportunity to undertake another major at the same time in Level 3 of the degree.

Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

I AM A

Domestic school leaver

You are a domestic school leaver if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, and recently completed Year 12 studies.

View the application information for medicine or dentistry.

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I AM AN

International school leaver

You are an international school leaver if you have recently completed Yr 12 studies or equivalent and are not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. 

View the application information for medicine or dentistry.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This extended major is only available to students who are offered an Assured Pathway to the Doctor of Dental Medicine. It draws on all biomedical scientific disciplines to understand and manage human disease and illness. It contains foundational learning about the roles of a dentist and introduces the student to pre-clinical dental training.

About the course

The double major encompasses a wide range of disciplines within the health and medical sciences. It will provide students with the background knowledge across all the biomedical scientific disciplines including, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, haematology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and public health. These disciplines will be integrated within level 3 units, where science, clinical and professional content will be presented longitudinally and built around the core clinical conditions and presentations. Communication and research skills for the health professional will be presented throughout the major. The major will include studies on aspects of Australian society and culture, including Aboriginal health and migrant and refugee health. Students will also commence pre-clinical training to be a dentist.
Integrated Dental Sciences

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • 30-35 hours teaching time, plus study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-DENTS
CRICOS code
  • 068916E
Integrated Dental Sciences
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • 30-35 hours teaching time, plus study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-DENTS
CRICOS code
  • 068916E
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc)
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Integrated Dental Sciences

You'll learn to

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, haematology, microbiology, anatomical pathology and pharmacology
  • Apply clinically relevant aspects of biomedical science and the principles of clinical reasoning to core dental and oral conditions
  • Apply medical- and dental-history taking and oral examination, along with an understanding of the patient's perspective and quality patient-centred care
  • Undertake clinical dental procedures in a simulation environment
 
Integrated Dental Sciences

Assured Pathways

If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete an Assured Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Health Students' Society

The Health Students' Society (HSS) is a student-run, not-for-profit organisation for undergraduates completing health-related majors at UWA. HSS provides social and education opportunities and encourages students to make the most of their time on campus and of university life. HSS offers a support network for members during their degrees and aims to enhance the university experience and raise the profile of graduates to prospective employees.

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Our facilities

UWA Bachelor of Biomedical Science students have access to a range of world-class facilities that enhance your learning and give you hands-on experience before you enter the workplace.

These facilities include:

BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Course accreditation

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) course is accredited by the Australian Dental Council and Approved by the Dental Board of Australia so graduates of the DMD can register as dentists. This major is a conversion unit that provides credit towards the first year of the DMD course.

Integrated Dental Sciences

Why study this major

  • Gain a strong foundation in the disciplines of biomedical science, clinical knowledge, clinical skills and professional behaviour
  • Prepare for continued study in the Doctor of Dental Medicine through an Assured Pathway (if successful in completing this extended major, students will be eligible for credit towards the Doctor of Dental Medicine[and a shorter six-year pathway])
  • Experienced and expert teachers delivering an innovative curriculum
Integrated Dental Sciences
Integrated Dental Sciences

Practical learning

Students will undertake simulation work in the Dental School's Simulation and Operative Technique Laboratories. This involves the learning and practicing of dental procedures on various models of teeth and mouths with some exercises being performed in “phantom heads” on dental simulators. This pre-clinical training is essential to develop the student's hand skills and to become competent in the various dental procedures before progressing to the clinical years of the Doctor of Dental Medicine course where they will be treating patients in the clinics of the Oral Health Centre of WA and at various external placement clinics. The experiential learning is an essential part of the training of dentists.
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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for this degree.