BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)

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UCAS code B750
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £n/a per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course

About BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Bristol Dental Hospital has a long-established history of training programmes in both dental hygiene and dental therapy. The BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside undergraduate students on the BDS Dentistry course.

This three year degree comprises integrated and compulsory units of academic teaching, clinical skills and practice and dissertation.

Year one provides essential preclinical teaching and training, as well as an introduction to personal and professional development and patient contact on the Periodontal Clinic.

In year two, you will commence preclinical training in restorative techniques for adult patients together with the dental undergraduate students and, in your final term, you will begin restorative treatment of adult patients at the Dental Hospital.

In your final year you will begin preclinical training in paediatric dentistry alongside continued clinical development, treating adult restorative and periodontal patients. You will be placed predominantly in community-based teaching clinics treating a wide range of patients with a variety of needs, working towards a holistic approach of patient management.

You will complete an individual research project in an area of dentistry relevant to your role as a hygienist/therapist as well as completing your final modules in order to gain the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

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Course structure

  • Foundations for Practice Year 1
  • Relevant general and regional dental anatomy and physiology and knowledge to transition into the clinical environment

  • Clinical Skills Year 1
  • Pre-clinical skills that will prepare the student for clinical practice

  • Primary Clinical Practice Year 1
  • Commence clinical treatment sessions on the Periodontal Clinic

  • Personal and Professional Development Year 1
  • Introduction to law and ethics, reflective practice, communication and research skills applicable to dentistry

  • Foundations for Practice Year 2
  • Build on knowledge of Periodontal Diseases, techniques for prevention and pathways of referral

  • Clinical Skills Year 2
  • Introduction of Adult Restorative Dentistry

  • Intermediate Clinical Practice Year 2
  • Management of complex medical needs, commence treatment on restorative clinic

  • Personal and Professional Development Year 2
  • Understanding of NHS contracts, direct access, continuing professional development

  • Foundations for Practice Year 3
  • Oral surgery procedures and complications

  • Clinical Skills Year 3
  • Advanced restorative techniques

  • Integrated Clinical Practice Year 3
  • Holistic approach to patient care

  • Personal and Professional Development Year 3
  • Dissertation, management of own time and commitment to life-long learning

    Typical offer for BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy - applicants must meet one of the following

    Standard offer
    ABB including B in Biology.

    We will accept certain Dental Nursing or Dental Technician Level 3 professional qualifications plus BB in two A-levels including Biology. Please contact the University for full details.
    Contextual offer
    What is a contextual offer?
    BBC including B in Biology
    Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Standard offer
    32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Contextual offer
    What is a contextual offer?
    29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology
    Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
    Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, Medicine or Science) with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits at Distinction in Biology, plus minimum 15 credits at Merit.
    BTEC offer DDM plus A-level Biology at grade B
    Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including Biology, and Standard Higher: AAABB
    Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
    European Baccalaureate offer77% overall, with 8.0 in Biology
    UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
    International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

    Applicants must also meet these requirements

    GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
    Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and
    Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent)

    Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
    English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
    Profile A
    Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
    Additional requirementsWork experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.

    How we assess your application

    Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

    Deferred entry

    For this course deferred entry is: Considered

    Selection process

    UCAS application and interview that includes written and practical tests. If you are offered a place you will have to pass a health assessment and undergo a DBS check.

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