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Clinical Dental Technology

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

One A Level must be in Biology at grade B. This course not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:23

Pass Access Diploma with minimum of 21 Level 3 Credits with Merit and 24 Level 3 credits at Pass or above. Must include minimum of 12 level 3 credits in Biology related modules passed with Merit. ONLY considered alongside NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) or National Certificate in Dental Nursing or a registerable dental technology qualification.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM

Including Distinctions in 2 of the following units: Physiology of Human Body Systems Human Regulation and Reproduction Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways Genetics and Genetic Engineering Diseases and Infections Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques

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112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Dentistry

**Course Overview**

- Our Clinical Dental Technology degree is a unique and innovative clinical dental technology course, which will allow you to train as you will practice in the future, as part of the whole dental team.

- The course gives you the opportunity to train as a clinical dental technician who can work within dental technology and primary care dentistry as a clinical dental technician. Primary care dentistry is delivered by the whole dental team, of which clinical dental technicians are an increasingly important part.

- The structure of the course is exciting and innovative in that our BSc Clinical Dental Technology, BSc Dental Therapy and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses share common modules. Both Clinical Dental Technician students and BDS students will learn clinical, technical and professional skills together during the course.

- The University is already renowned for the depth of clinical experience that our current dentistry students gain during their training, which has resulted in a 100% graduate employment rate.

**Why study with us**

- This groundbreaking course is the first of its kind in the UK.

- Dentistry at the University ranked 2nd in the UK and 1st in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).

- As a student, you will have the opportunity to treat your own patients in our on-site Dental Clinic.

**Further Information**

- This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the panel must then be considered by the Registrar.

- We employ a number of teaching methods to teach you the various aspects of clinical dental technology. There is a great emphasis on clinical experience to develop clinical skills, initially by working on manikins in the dental clinic. Working with actors assists in the development of communication skills. Knowledge is developed by traditional lectures and tutorials as well as Problem Based Learning (PBL) where you work together to develop an integrated knowledge of how the body functions in Health and Disease. We use a variety of methods for assessment such as short answer, single best item and short note questions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Dentistry

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
Dentistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dentistry

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dentistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medicine and dentistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£36k

£36k

£49k

£49k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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