Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
8.2.7.1(1) The Student Rules in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply to students in this course.

(2) The policies and procedures in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Applicability of the Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees
8.2.7.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Science.

Admission
8.2.7.3 In addition to meeting the requirements of the Regulations for Admission and Transfer to Undergraduate Award Courses, an applicant must, before being admitted to the course—

(a) have demonstrated that they are not antigen positive in relation to Hepatitis B, as required by the Faculty’s Infection Control Policy; and

(b) have fulfilled any other requirements for admission to the course specified in the Faculty’s Infection Control Policy.1

1 This policy is set out under ‘Faculty policies and guidelines’.

Course structure
8.2.7.4 The course consists of units to a total value of 240 points comprising all units in Table 8.2.7a (Bachelor of Dental Science core units).

Mode of study
8.2.7.5(1) Students must enrol in the Level 1 units of the course on a full-time basis.

(2) Subject to (3), students must enrol in the Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 units of the course on a full-time basis unless the Faculty permits otherwise in exceptional circumstances.

(3) Students who have been permitted to enrol on a part-time basis in units of one level will not be permitted to enrol on a part-time basis in units of the next level.

Requirement to attend and complete prescribed work
8.2.7.6 Students must attend all lectures and demonstrations, carry out laboratory and clinical work, pass examinations, and do any other work that the Faculty may determine within the University or in an institution approved by the University, as set out in the Faculty’s Clinical Practicum and Placement Policy.

Restriction on location for prescribed practical dental work
8.2.7.7 A student who does or causes to be done any prescribed practical dental work in any place other than that allocated for that work will not be permitted to present for examination in that year.

Faculty’s Infection Control Policy
8.2.7.8 Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty’s Infection Control Policy for the period of the course.1

1 This policy is set out under ‘Faculty policies and guidelines’.

Faculty’s Senior First Aid Certificate Policy
8.2.7.9 Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty’s Senior First Aid Certificate Policy.1

1 This policy is set out under ‘Faculty policies and guidelines’.

Prerequisites
8.2.7.10 Except as set out in Rule 8.2.7.15, students are not permitted to proceed to units of a higher level until they have completed all units of the previous level.

Allocation of grades and marks
8.2.7.11 The Board of Examiners will take into consideration a student’s overall performance in all units that have been taken in the course when determining whether the student should be passed or failed in any unit or component of a unit.

Supplementary assessment 1
8.2.7.12(1) In determining whether or not to provide a student with an opportunity for supplementary assessment in a unit, the Board of Examiners will take into account a student’s entire academic record.

(2) Except in exceptional circumstances, the Board of Examiners will not—

(a) provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment to a student who is repeating a year;

(b) provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment in a Level 5 unit; or

(c) provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment in more than two units of the same level.

(3) Students who fail a deferred examination in a unit are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment in that unit.

(4) No alternative times or venues will be made available for clinical examinations.

[(2)(a), (b) and (c) are approved additions to University Policy and (3) is an approved exception to University Policy]

1 Academic Council has given approval for opportunities for supplementary assessment to be made available to eligible students in core units in this course.

Deferred examinations
8.2.7.13 Unless the Faculty permits otherwise, a student who is permitted to sit a deferred examination must take the whole examination, including any papers or other parts of the examination which may already have been taken.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

Viva voce examinations and extra work
8.2.7.14(1) The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Dentistry, may permit a student to complete additional work, or sit an oral examination, or complete a further assessment for a unit after the examination for the unit and before the scheduled meeting of the Board of Examiners if, in the opinion of the Head of School, the student’s performance in the unit is not satisfactory.

(2) It is the responsibility of the student to provide an address where they can be contacted by the School during the period between the examinations and the Board of Examiners’ meeting and to ensure that they are available to complete any additional work, examination or assessment that may be permitted under (1).

Unsatisfactory clinical performance
8.2.7.15(1) The Faculty may permit a student whose clinical performance in Level 4 units of the course is unsatisfactory but whose performance, in the opinion of the Faculty, might with additional work reach a satisfactory standard to enrol in a unit specified by the Faculty, completion of which allows the student to proceed to Level 5 units.

(2) If a student does not complete the requirements of the specified unit, the Board of Examiners will determine an appropriate course of action.

Satisfactory progress
8.2.7.16 To make satisfactory progress in any calendar year a student must pass all units for which they are enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Progress status
8.2.7.17(1) The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, may assign a progress status of ‘On Probation’ or ‘Excluded’ to any student who does not make satisfactory progress.

(2) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, will assign a progress status of ‘On Probation’ to a student who—

(a) fails no more than three Level 5 units; or

(b) fails a supplementary assessment.

(3) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, will assign a progress status of ‘Excluded’ to a student who—

(a) fails more than three Level 5 units; or

(b) fails one or more units while ‘On Probation’; or

(c) fails to complete units to a total value of 96 points in three consecutive years of enrolment.

(4) A student who is assigned a progress status of ‘Excluded’ under (3)(b) or (3)(c) will not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.

Note: Students excluded under (3)(a) should consult the Faculty regarding future admission to the Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Requirements of students on probation
8.2.7.18(1) Except as set out in (2), students who have been assigned a progress status of ‘On Probation’ must repeat all units of the highest level that they have previously attempted.

(2) Students covered by (1) may seek exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit if they have obtained a mark of at least 70 per cent in the unit.

(3) Students will not be granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat units with clinical or practical skill requirements.

(4) Students who are required to repeat Level 5 units will not be granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat those units or components of those units.

(5) Students are not permitted to seek exemption from the requirement to repeat part of a unit only.

(6) The relevant unit coordinator in conjunction with the Head of the School of Dentistry and the Manager (Student Affairs) determines whether or not an application for exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit is approved.

(7) Students who are granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit are credited with the unit as previously passed.

Previous academic record and special consideration
8.2.7.19(1) In implementing Rules 8.2.7.12 to 8.2.7.18 inclusive, due account is taken of a student’s entire previous academic record and of any claim that examination performance was adversely affected by illness or other special circumstances.

(2) The Board of Examiners will only consider a variation to a unit result as a consequence of a successful application for special consideration when a student has failed a unit.

Leave and retention of credit
8.2.7.20(1) Students may apply for a period of approved leave in accordance with University Policy.

(2) Following a period of approved leave of no more than one year, students retain credit for all units previously passed.

(3) Following a period of approved leave of more than one year the Faculty may permit a student to retain credit for units previously passed in the course subject to the student’s previous academic record, reason for taking leave, period of absence from the course and occupation during the period of absence.

(4) Students who are enrolling in any units following a period of approved leave may be required to undertake a period of clinical skills preparatory work, the duration and nature of which will be determined by the Head of the School of Dentistry.

(5) The Faculty will not permit students to retain credit for units previously passed in the course if they have been absent from the course for five or more consecutive years.

Award of honours
8.2.7.21(1) Having regard to the Faculty’s policy on honours, the degree is awarded with honours to students who achieve an overall standard of work in the course which, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, is of an appropriately high level in all years of the course.

(2) A student who fails or is granted a supplementary examination in any unit in the course is not eligible for the award of honours.