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University of Plymouth

Dental Therapy and Hygiene

UCAS Code: B750

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

The typical offer is GCE A level grades ABB which must include Biology

45 level 3 credits, 33 of these at Merit or Distinction including 15 in Biology or Human Biology

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

Biology at the Higher Level grade 5

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

DDM

Subject must have high level biology content

Scottish Higher

A,B,B

The typical offer is grades ABB which must include Biology

UCAS Tariff

87-128

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11%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dental nursing

This exciting programme is innovative and patient-centred and takes place in a supportive and research rich environment. You’ll mix with both dental and dental nursing students and learn within a variety of dental teaching clinics. You'll work within our state-of-the-art facilities, receiving the highest level of core skills and knowledge. You'll become skilled at communicating with patients and colleagues, preparing you for your future role as a healthcare professional.

You will benefit from a course mapped against the General Dental Council's 'Preparing for Practice'. You'll be well prepared to approach clinical problems holistically, appreciating personal social dimensions as well as the biomedical basis of oral diseases. You will be supervised by a team of consultants in clinical dentistry in each of our dental education facilities. You’ll also benefit from the strong partnerships within the University and NHS.

Additional Information about this Course:

* This course is subject to approval of the General Dental Council.

* Benefit from a programme mapped against the General Dental Council's 'Preparing for Practice'.

* Prepare for your future role as a healthcare professional.

* Opportunities to work with dental undergraduates and dental nursing students to enhance the dental team philosophy.

* Become skilled at communicating with patients and colleagues.

* You'll be well prepared to approach clinical problems holistically, appreciating personal social dimensions as well as the biomedical basis of oral diseases.

* Your clinical supervision is underpinned by a team of consultants in clinical dentistry in each of our Dental Education Facilities.

* Extensive e-learning, library and other facilities which include videos, CDs, DVDs, books, publications, access to electronic journals and facilities for telematic conferencing.

* Engage directly with participants and service users in a unique and meaningful way with the Community Engagement Team.

* Benefit from the state of the art facilities provided by established Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), a Community Interest Company (CIC).

* Strong partnerships within the University and NHS.

Modules

In your first year, you'll explore the scientific basis of normal structure, function and behaviour, focusing on dental health, prevention of dental disease and the underlying principles of personal and professional development. You'll be introduced to the clinic and the Simulated Dental Learning Environment (SDLE) at an early stage, and gain insight into the importance of team working in dentistry as you integrate with other members of the team and work in small study groups.

In your second year, you'll build on the foundations you've put in place so far - you'll consider common dental problems, as well as disease mechanisms, in much greater depth. You'll develop your clinical skills further and apply what you have learnt to the realities of dental practice.

Your final year is devoted to furthering your clinical experience and is the final preparation for dental practice. You'll become much more confident with clinical situations, healthcare teams and the principles of practice both in the NHS and in private practice. You’ll plan multidisciplinary case presentations, designed to demonstrate that you’re capable and confident in the planning and delivery of all procedures necessary to provide optimal oral healthcare for patients.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry

Department:

Peninsula Dental School

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


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Nursing

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health associate professionals
1%
Health professionals
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Dental nursing

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

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