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Sheffield College

FD Dental Technology

UCAS Code: B840

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-MMM

Please note that students with a BTEC grade of MMM or MMP will also be considered on the basis of a strong personal statement and interview.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This exciting new course offers a practical focus to Dental Technology, allowing students to develop specialist skills in depth whilst also gaining a broad, contextual understanding of the profession. Using a variety of techniques including workshops, seminars and guest lecturers, industry experts are collaboratively involved in the programme. The course encourages the development of practical skills in specialist areas including Complete/Partial Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Restorative Prosthodontics and Orthodontics that meet the needs of the profession and fulfil the competences and educational requirements set out by the General Dental Council.

The standards and scope of practice defined by The General Dental Council are core to the delivery of the programme. Completion of the course will allows students to be registered as Dental Care Professionals (Dental Technicians) working within the competences set by scope of practice.

Placement in a dental labatory is a compulsory part of the course, which the college will organise on your behalf.

Level 4 (Year 1) will focus on academic, professional and basic practical skills necessary for success in the profession. Level 5 (Year 2) develops experience and further professional understanding in the manufacturing techniques and theoretical practices required. Both years of the course comprises of two semesters. In Semester 1 (September to January) students will study 8 modules ranging from 10 to 20 credits. In Semester 2 (January to May) students will study 6 modules, all 10 or 20 credit modules with the exception of Dental Technology Techniques – Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics, which is a 40 credit module.

Modules

Key Units
Level 4 (Year One)
Semester 1
Introduction to Dental Technology (20 credits)
Basic Dental Anatomy and Terminology (20 credits)
Dental Legislation and Professionalism (20 credits)
Semester 2
Introduction to Dental Material Sciences (20 credits)
Dental Technology Techniques: Removable Prosthesis (20 credits)
Dental Public Health and Professional Practice (20 credits)
Level 5 (Year 2)
Semester 1
Dental Biosciences and Anatomy (20 credits)
Dental Technology Techniques: Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics (40 credits)
Semester 2
Dental Technology Techniques: Fixed Restorative (20 credits)
Introduction to Advanced Techniques (20 credits)
Dental Material Science (20 credits)
Work Based Project

Tuition fees

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England
£6,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Science, Dental and Pharmacy

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