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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If you want a career as a dental hygienist, working as a crucial part of the dental team to treat and prevent oral disease, this BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene degree course is for you.Studying in our Dental Academy, you’ll get the skills and knowledge for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC), which is essential for practicing as a dental hygienist. After the course, you can take your skills into areas such as general dental practice, hospital dental services or the armed forces.**Professional recognitions**This programme has been provisionally accepted to commence delivery by the General Dental Council (GDC) following a paper-based submission. The GDC Quality Assurance Team will carry out an on-site inspection of the programme and examinations prior to the first cohort of students qualifying, wherein approval for the purposes of registration with the GDC will be assessed by an expert panel of inspectors. This is the process for all new dental care professional (DCP) programmes.The GDC continually assess the course to make sure it meets the standard required for accreditation, so you’ll know you’re getting the most relevant and up-to-date teaching available.**What you'll experience**On this degree course, you'll:- Learn how to treat oral disease and promote oral health- Be taught in our Dental Academy, which has the latest technology used in dental practices including 2 clinics with 44 dental treatment bays, 2 individual surgeries, a phantom head room, a decontamination suite, and radiography booths- Get out of the classroom to perform dental procedures and patient management in the Dental Academy alongside other members of the dental team- Take part in community outreach projects in the local area- Build your experience in working as part of a dental team, studying alongside dental therapy, dental nursing and dental students as well as qualified professionals**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with a Dental Hygiene degree?You'll be qualified to work in areas such as:- general dental practice- hospital dental services- the Armed Forces- the NHS- health promotion- What jobs can you do with a Dental Hygiene degree?Roles our graduates have taken on include:- dental hygienist- oral health educator- practice manager- practice ownerYou could also continue your studies or do research at postgraduate level.When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 25,400per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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