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 CertHE 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; Work alongside dentists, dental nurses and other students, giving you a taste of your future work environment; Develop your clinical management, leadership and decision-making skills; Produce a dissertation on a subject of your choice, related to your advanced dental nursing practice.
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. There are many career routes you can take after completing this course. As a registered dental nurse with a degree, 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; management. Whatever career you pursue, our Careers and Employability service will be on hand with support and advice for 5 years after you graduate.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- UCAS Tariff
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Access to HE Diploma
96 Tariff points to include 2 A levels, including a pure Science subject at grade C. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible – inspired by researchers working on world-changing projects. With work placements, simulation suites, and careers expertise too, it's no surprise that this university is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework.
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