University of Queensland – An overview
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of the oldest in Australia, established in 1909 it was the first university in Queensland. UQ was a founding member of the Group of 8 (Go8), a class of Australia’s leading universities, and currently is ranked 4[SUP]th[/SUP] in Australia and ranks within the top 100 universities in the world at 48[SUP]th[/SUP], by QS World University Rankings, or within the top 1%, by Times Higher Education Rankings. UQ’s strong investment for research is among the top features that brings UQ to the top 100 list of universities, with a research income of $320.5 million as of 2010.
University of Queensland ~ St Lucia Campus
About the School of Dentistry
The School of Dentistry Office is located in the Dental School in the heart of Brisbane City in Turbot Street. It offers a five-year undergraduate course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) which qualifies a graduate to register and practise as a dentist in all Australian States and New Zealand. The school itself has been running for 75 years and provides oral health services to around 56,000 patients a year.
Brisbane Dental Hospital ~ Turbot St
The School is recognised nationally and internationally for its provision of leading-edge dental education. It is a state-of-the-art teaching campus incorporating full laboratory, computer, library and clinical facilities. Located adjacent to the Brisbane Dental Hospital, the School also draws on the resources and support of the University’s primary campus at St Lucia. Over the five years student will be taught through a variety of institutions such as the Brisbane Dental Hospital on Turbot St, the Macgregor Building at St. Lucia and the Oral Health Education Unit at Yeronga. The dentistry school itself will relocate to the Queensland Oral Health Centre in 2013, which is located in Herston.
Pre-clinical training begins in the first semester of first year. This training prepares students before stepping into the clinical side of dentistry and treating patients. Students master preventative and restorative procedures as well diagnosing and providing a variety of treatment options.
New Queensland Oral Health Centre ~ Herston
Clinical training begins in third year when students start treating patients from the public. External placements will also occur throughout third to fifth year as part of clinical training throughout Queensland. These placements aim to provide students an exposure to clinical dentistry and to gain the necessary skills and knowledge within the dental field. Placements will also occur at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Royal Brisbane Hospital ~ Herston