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Dental Nurse Practice CertHE

Teesside University

Key Information

Course duration: 1 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Subject Ranking

Ranked 47th for Nursing (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    131
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    98.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.12 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: B751

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
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 48–32

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Fees

Home students: £6,150 per year
EU students: £6,150 per course

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The Course

Summary

**Summary**: This course is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in dental nursing. You study the foundations of dental care and learn and develop practical skills specific to your profession. The course is perfect if you want to gain an academic qualification while providing support to the dental team and reassurance to patients in our student dental facility and on dental practice placement.**Course details**: The role of a dental nurse includes: providing reassurance and support to patients, preparing and maintaining the clinical environment, providing a high standard of cross-infection control, assisting with taking and processing dental radiographs, preparing instruments, materials, medicaments and equipment, recording assessments spoken by the dental team, and assisting the dental team throughout all aspects of dentistry.As with all healthcare professionals the public place a high level of expectation and trust in their dental nurse. So to work in this sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitutional: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.**After the course**: Opportunities are available for employment within NHS and private dental practices, hospitals and in the community. Once qualified you can work in the UK and overseas as a dental nurse. Successful completion gives you the opportunity to further your career if you wish and progress to study the BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy and various other career opportunities.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Teesside University

Teesside University

University League Table Ranking: 92nd

Teesside University is a friendly, modern university based on a vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England. The university has recently invested more than £270m in its campus and facilities and offers a range of courses and study options. It is investing an additional £300m...

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Postal Address

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions
Teesside University
Borough Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BX
ENGLAND

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