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BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy

University of Portsmouth
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth
English

Program description

BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy

If you want to be a dental hygienist and therapist, this BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 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 dental hygiene and therapy 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.

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – AAB–ABB
  • UCAS points – 128–136 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, including 40 points from a pure Science subject For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDD–DDM
  • International Baccalaureate – 30–31

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Core Skills Training Framework
  • Foundation of Evidence Based Practice
  • Foundations of Dental Hygiene Practice
  • Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Practice
  • Science Informing Practice

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Applied Dental Hygiene 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 Professional Practice
  • Leading Safe and Effective Care
  • Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £25,400 per year

Qualification

On this 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 as a hygienist or therapist 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

Continuing studies

You could also continue your dental studies or do research at postgraduate level.

Career 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

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University of Portsmouth

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Why study at University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

Contact info

University of Portsmouth

Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
United Kingdom

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www.port.ac.uk

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