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BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

University of Portsmouth
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Course UCAS code: B750
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
**Overview** If you want to be a dental hygienist or therapist, this BSc (Hons) Dental and Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree course gives you the theory and practical skills to become a vital member of the dental team. In our Dental Academy, you'll develop skills that allow you to complete treatments on patients, such as fillings, radiographs and impressions. You'll study and develop your skills alongside other members of the dental team. After you complete the course, you'll be able to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and embark on a career treating patients in locations such as dental practices and in community dental services. **On this degree course, you'll:** - Develop the knowledge, skills and professionalism you need to provide dental care to patients and become a trusted member of the dental team - Study on a course that's professionally accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC), providing industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification - Practise the skills you'll use in your career in our model clinical practice, with dental treatment bays and simulation technology including our Phantom Head skill lab and radiography equipment - Work in a dental team alongside dentists, dental nurses and other students, giving you a taste of your future work environment - Have the chance to take part in community healthcare projects, providing additional patient-focused work experience **Work experience and career planning** This course focuses on applying your new knowledge and building the practical skills needed to succeed in a clinical environment throughout your career. You can also get experience with patients in community settings as part of the course. For example: - outreach activity in community surgeries and maxillofacial departments in local hospitals - oral health promotion - supervised tooth brushing in infant schools - helping staff to develop oral care plans in residential homes - providing dental screening to offenders in the probation service Our Careers and Employability service can help you find further relevant work experience during the course. We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV. **Careers and opportunities** When you complete the course you can register with the General Dental Council (GDC). You'll be qualified to work in areas such as: - general dental practice - hospital dental services - the Armed Forces - the NHS - health promotion - owning and managing a dental business of your own Roles our graduates have taken on include: - dental hygienist and therapist - oral health educator - practice manager - practice owner You could also continue your studies or do research at postgraduate level. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career. **Professional accreditations** This course is accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC). This allows you to register with the GDC when you complete the course. The GDC continually assess the course to make sure it meets the standard required for accreditation, so you'll know you're getting the most relevant and up-to-date teaching available. **Values and the NHS Constitution** We embed the principles and values of the NHS Constitution in all our health and social care courses. When you apply for this course, we'll expect you to demonstrate how your values align with the values of the Constitution.
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What you'll study Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 units worth 20 credits and 1 unit worth 40 credits. Subject areas you'll study include: Communication Professionalism Science Clinical Communication Management and Leadership Research
Assessment Methods:
You'll be assessed through: written exams practical exams coursework You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you're assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows: Year 1 students: 67% by written exams, 17% by practical exams and 16% by coursework Year 2 students: 58% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 35% by coursework Year 3 students: 13% by written exams, 43% by practical exams and 44% by coursework
Application deadline details:

15 January

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There’s a lot to love in Pompey, a city geared towards students with loads of great bars, pubs, and shops. The nightlife is incredible, loads of student nights on and everyone is up for it. The main place to go out is the strip of clubs by the Guildhall, although there are lots of little places if you seek them out. The uni is also amazingly supportive, with great facilities and the Purple Door offering great careers support for all students, and the SU is also really helpful as well as serving amazing drinks and food.

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