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10 tips for studying a Bachelor of Oral Health

15 December 2017
Advice from current students
About to start the Bachelor of Oral Health? We caught up with some of our current students to find out what advice they have for our upcoming students.

1. Find your textbooks online or from local stores

Where are the best places to find your textbooks? The Book Depository online and the Co-Op Bookstore (on campus and online) are great sources of textbooks that will aid your learning.

photograph of students desk with oral health items

Photo by Lydia Gindy, Bachelor of Oral Health student

2. Purchase dental equipment from One Dental

One Dental will supply all your dental equipment, be sure to treat them with care.

3. Don't be afraid to ask for help

As daunting as it may seem in the beginning, the Bachelor of Oral Health coordinators and educators are very friendly and supportive and will be glad to offer any assistance you may require - don't be afraid to ask for help from the staffs and fellow students.

4. Stay positive about your semester

The semesters are generally slightly longer than those on other University courses, but it's worth it in the end.

5. Manage your time

Managing your time will become second nature to you throughout this course, which is an added benefit when you start working and very beneficial during the examination and assessment periods.

photograph of students sleeping in funny places

Photo by Douglas Truong, Bachelor of Oral Health student

6. Have scheduled sleep and regular sleeping patterns

Taking an exam while nodding off is difficult to say the least. It gets even worse when treating a child who won't sit still while your eyes won't focus. To get the best results and to enjoy the time you have together as a cohort, get seven - nine hours of sleep every night, and try to have a regular pattern of sleep.

photograph of student at the dentist showing his teeth

Photo by Andrew Somerville, Bachelor of Oral Health student

7. Always keep a smile on your face

The oral health therapy profession encourages not only good oral health, but also overall wellbeing. Don't forget to keep a smile on your face.7. Always keep a smile on your face.

8. Persevere at all times

Studying always comes with challenging hurdles. Perseverance is the key to overcoming these barriers. Always try your best to become the best oral health practitioner you can be.

9. Build a positive network with your peers

Socialising with your peers is important, as they will be your support network for the duration of your studies.

photograph of students desk with dentistry equipment

Photo by Ivy Nguyen, Bachelor of Oral Health student

10. Attention to detail

As an oral health student, you will practise and perform many procedures that are extremely intricate and detail sensitive. During simulation sessions, take things one step at a time, know your content and your procedure inside out before proceeding. Increasing your attention to detail will ultimately aid your development and the precision of your work.

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