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Oral Health Science

University of Essex

Bachelor On Campus
24 months
Duration
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Oral Health Science course offered by the University of Essex aims to create professional learning pathways to bridge the skill gap of the current NHS dental workforce while meeting your learning needs and helping you develop self-awareness, confidence and autonomy.

Overview

The Oral Health Science course offered by the University of Essex is a programme which leads to the award of a Foundation Degree, and qualifies you to register with the General Dental Council (GDC)* as a Dental Hygienist. It is based on the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) guidance document Developing the Dental Team and is kept under continual review to ensure that you are ‘fit to practise’ upon qualification.

Your future

Foundation degrees are work-related, higher education qualifications designed in conjunction with employers to offer accessible and flexible learning opportunities relevant to a student’s career. A foundation degree is shorter than a standard undergraduate degree but is a higher education qualification in its own right and it can be used as a progression route to a full undergraduate degree.

The successful completion of this programme leads to the award of a Foundation Degree Oral Health Science, with 240 academic credits. This qualification is recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC) and gives you eligibility to register as a dental hygienist.

Accreditation

The General Dental Council quality assures and approves qualifications for registration, for the following registrant groups: Dentists; dental hygienists; dental therapists; dental nurses; clinical dental technicians; dental technicians; and orthodontic therapists.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
  • Biomedical and Psychosocial Science for Dental Practice
  • Law and Ethics
  • Oral Health and Disease
  • Promotion of Oral Health and Prevention of Oral Disease
  • Development of Practical Skills, Practice Supervisor Report

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

GCSE: Mathematics and English C/4. Acceptable alternatives to our GCSE Maths and English requirements are listed further down this page.

GCSE Science C/4 is also required if you are applying with a National Dental Nurse Certificate or Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Plus one of the following:

  • A-levels: CC to include a core science (Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Physics)
  • BTEC: MPP in a science-related subject.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in a science-related subject - 45 Level 3 credits at Pass or above.
  • National Dental Nurse Certificate or Diploma in Dental Nursing, along with:
    • a minimum of two years' experience from either pre- or post-qualification employment (please list employment details carefully on your UCAS application); and
    • GCSE Science C/4 – can be single Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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