BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)

2022 entry

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UCAS code B750
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £n/a per year
  • International students: £n/a per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 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
Number of applicants accepted for 2020/21 12

About BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Bristol Dental Hospital has a long and established history of training programmes in both dental hygiene and dental therapy. 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. 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.

Launched in 2019, this course has been accepted provisionally for accreditation by the General Dental Council. It is undergoing the normal process for full approval.

This course is funded by the NHS and therefore, we cannot accept applications from applicants liable for international fees.

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Course structure

Each year comprises 4 units:

- Foundations for Practice, the underpinning knowledge for safe and effective patient care.

- Clinical Skills, learning the skills needed for your clinical work using manikin heads in the clinical skills laboratories.

- Clinical practice, applying your knowledge and skills to patient care on the clinics at the Dental Hospital and community clinics.

- Personal and Professional Development, becoming a rounded dental professional, able to self reflect, understand your legal and ethical remit as set out by your governing body the General Dental Council, and develop skills such as communication and leadership.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Dental Hygiene and Therapy

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

Standard offer
ABB including 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
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, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Science, Biomedical/ Medical/ Health Science or Psychology (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 21 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction from Biology units

    Mature students can contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDM in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, with Distinctions in six specified Biology units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including Biology, and Standard Higher: AABBB
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)
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.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted

Selection process

UCAS 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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