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University of Portsmouth

Local Dental Anaesthesia

UCAS Code: Not applicable

No award

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Science at grade C or above/GCSE Science at grade 4 or above.

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About this course


Course option

12weeks

Part-time | 2019

**Overview**
This course is for those with overseas dental qualifications who have been recommended to study local anaesthesia by the GDC.

If you're looking to broaden your dental skills, this Local Dental Anaesthesia short course will help you to specialise in the field.

You'll learn how to safely deliver local anaesthetic to patients, and reflect on working in a primary care environment in the UK. Learning on this course includes clinical activity and the provision of care to patients within the Dental Academy.

As well as providing specialist skills in the application of local anaesthetic in a dental setting, completion of this course will help you to achieve the GDC learning outcomes for registration as a Dental Hygienist in the UK, enabling you to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) and move into employment.

**Course details**
Structure:
- Mode of study: on site, part time

- Duration: 12 weeks

- Start and end dates: Starts February/September

- Cost: £3,715.00

**What you'll experience**
On this short course you'll:
- Develop an awareness of drugs and therapeutics commonly used in medicine and dentistry

- Get an understanding of the safe practices associated with the provision of oral local anaesthesia

- Critically reflect on your own practice within the UK healthcare setting

- Build upon your existing knowledge of local oral anatomy and physiology to ensure safe working practices

Our Dental Academy is a training ground for undergraduate King’s College London Dental Institute students as well as you and others on your course. So with dental care professionals and undergraduate dentists under the same roof, you’ll get a feel of what it’s like to be part of a dental team working within a primary dental care setting.

**What's included**
On this short course you'll make us of our extensive dental academy facilities, including:
- 2 clinics (44 dental treatment bays)

- 2 individual surgeries

- a phantom head room

- decontamination suite

- radiography suite

- four radiography booths

Assessment methods

The course and learning undertaken aims to demonstrate students’ achievement of learning outcomes and their development of scholarly and clinical skills, including knowledge transfer and evidence based inquiry. Consequently, coursework is varied and includes portfolio and exam.

Assessment consists of an unseen written exam and completion of a logbook will detail the successful completion of the relevant GDC identified competences.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£3,715
per year
England
£3,715
per year
EU
£3,715
per year
International
£3,715
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,715
per year
Scotland
£3,715
per year
Wales
£3,715
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

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