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Dental Nurse Practice CertHE

Teesside University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    B751

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    100th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    49th

    2 (Nursing)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    124

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    98

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.20

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    CertHE

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

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.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Details

32-48 UCAS tariff points from 1 A level or equivalent. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, maths and science. Successful interview, satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and references and completed work based risk assessment required. Must demonstrate evidence of study within the last 5 years.

University information

University Ranking

100th

About this University

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 over the next ten years to further enhance the students' experience.

Address

Teesside University

Borough Road

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BX

UNITED KINGDOM