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About

If you want to be a dental hygienist and therapist, this Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Hons) at University of Portsmouth gives you the theory and practical skills to become a vital member of the dental team.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

In our Dental Academy, you’ll develop skills that allow you to complete treatments on patients, such as fillings, radiographs and impressions. You’ll study and develop your skills alongside other members of the dental team.

After you complete the course, you’ll be able to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and embark on a career treating patients in locations such as dental practices and in community dental services.

On Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Hons) at University of Portsmouth  you'll:

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and professionalism you need to provide dental care to patients and become a trusted member of the dental team
  • Study on a course that's professionally accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC), providing industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification
  • Practise the skills you’ll use in your career in our model clinical practice, with dental treatment bays and simulation technology including our Phantom Head skill lab and radiography equipment
  • Work in a dental team alongside dentists, dental nurses and other students, giving you a taste of your future work environment
  • Have the chance to take part in community healthcare projects, providing additional patient-focused work experience

Careers and opportunities

When you complete the course you can register with the General Dental Council (GDC). You'll be qualified to work in areas such as:

  • general dental practice
  • hospital dental services
  • the Armed Forces
  • the NHS
  • health promotion
  • owning and managing a dental business of your own

Roles the graduates have taken on include:

  • Roles our graduates have taken on include:

    • dental hygienist and therapist
    • oral health educator
    • practice manager
    • practice owner

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC). This allows you to register with the GDC when you complete the course.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Skills Training Framework
  • Foundation of Evidence Based Practice
  • Foundations of DHDT Professional Practice
  • Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene & Therapy Practice
  • Science Informing Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points – 128–136 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, including 40 points from a pure Science subject For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDD–DDM

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

EU, EEA or Swiss students: A Transition Scholarship will be applied to your fees reducing them to the same amount as UK students.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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