Advanced Dental Nursing Diploma of Higher Education

University of Portsmouth

Key Information

Course duration: 2 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

Subject Ranking

Ranked 22nd for Nursing (View subject table)

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    100.0 / 100.0
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    4.38 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: B754

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 96 96 points to include 2 A levels, or equivalent, including 32 points from a pure Science subject. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. 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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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £13,900 per year

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The Course


**Overview**If you’re looking for a course that leads to registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) and you’ve got the drive to succeed as a key member of a dental team, this 2-year Advanced Dental Nursing DipHE course is for you. On this course, you’ll gain the essential knowledge you need to become registered with the GDC, while learning practical and professional skills in our first-rate facilities. After the course, you’ll be set to take on a variety of careers in the dental industry. You could go on to work in a clinical environment or in health promotion, management or teaching.**On this course, you'll:**- Qualify with the Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Dental Nursing after your first year of study, which allows you to register with the GDC as a dental nurse before your second year- Learn dental nursing procedures and techniques in our Dental Academy- Turn your knowledge into practical skills, working as part of a team to provide dental care and oral health promotion to patients in the community- Use treatment bays and simulation technology, which includes our Phantom Head (manikin head) skill lab and radiography booths- Work alongside dentists, dental nurses and other students, giving you a taste of your future work environment- Develop additional clinical and academic skills to expand your scope of practice as a dental nurse, including radiography and impression taking- Produce a research proposal on a subject of your choice, related to your advanced dental nursing practice**Work experience and career planning**This course focuses on applying your knowledge and building the practical skills needed to succeed in your career as a dental nurse. You'll provide care in the local community and outreach locations, working as part of a dental team with dental professional and students including undergraduate King’s College London Dental Institute students. Our Careers and Employability service will support you in your workplace ambitions and help you with career planning.**Careers and opportunities**There are many career routes you can take after completing this course. As a registered dental nurse, you’ll be qualified to take on roles in any sector of the dental industry, including:- general dental practice (NHS or private)- corporate dental practice- hospital dental services- armed forces- specialists dental practice- oral health promotion- education- sales- managementYou can top up your diploma within 5 years of completion by joining the third year of our BSc (Hons) Advanced Dental Nursing course. Whatever career you pursue, our Careers and Employability service will be on hand with support and advice for 5 years after you finish your course.**Professional accreditations**This course is fully accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC). This allows you to register as a dental nurse when you complete your first year successfully.**Values and the NHS Constitution**We embed the principles and values of the NHS Constitution in all our health and social care courses. When you apply for this course, we’ll expect you to demonstrate how your values align with the values of the Constitution.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Portsmouth

University League Table Ranking: 51st

The University of Portsmouth is rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, for delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. Its academic staff are at the forefront of contemporary research impacting lives today and in the future.

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Postal Address

Faculty of Science
University of Portsmouth
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue

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