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University of Portsmouth

Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

UCAS Code: B750

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


120-128 Tariff points from 3 A levels, including a pure Science subject at grade B. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.

122-128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science- must have pure Science element).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 56-60, to include a Principal Subject in Science at M2.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29-30

29 points from the IB Diploma. 664 at Higher Level - 30 points from the IB Diploma. 665 at Higher Level. To include 6 points from a Higher Level in a pure Science subject. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


To include a Higher Level in a pure Science subject at H3.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DDM

Must be in a Science subject

120-128 Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including a pure Science subject at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

120-128 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, including 40 points from a pure Science subject. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course. This includes screening to exclude infectivity with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Clinical dentistry

**Overview**
If you want to be a dental hygienist and therapist, this BSc (Hons) Dental 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.

**Accredited by:**
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.

**What you'll experience**
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

**Careers and opportunities**
What can you do with a Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree?
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

**What jobs can you do with a Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree?**
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.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
- Core Skills Training Framework
- Foundation of Evidence Based Practice
- Foundations of DHDT Professional Practice
- Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene & Therapy Practice
- Science Informing Practice

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Applied Dental Hygiene & Therapy Professional Practice
- Communication for the Dental Team
- Core Skills Training Framework Repeat
- Dental Radiography and Dental Imaging
- Engaging with Service Improvement
- Evidence Based Decision Making

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Behaviour Management
- Core Skills Training Framework Repeat
- Enhancing Dental Hygiene & Therapy Professional Practice
- Leading Safe and Effective Care
- Project

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£25,400
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£25,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

TEF rating:
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99%
UK students
1%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students

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