BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students will have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate basic skills required for safe working with patients in a clinical environment; - demonstrate and apply a basic, integrated understanding of applied sciences;- demonstrate an understanding of health and disease;- describe the principles of health education and promotion in relation to oral and general health;- demonstrate an understanding of the scientific basis of oral health education; - demonstrate knowledge of the dental team;- record and evaluate simple information acquired from a patient, including medical and dental history;- demonstrate basic life support skills;- demonstrate experience in providing acceptable dental hygiene treatment for patients under close supervision;- explain the scientific principles of medical ionizing radiation and statutory regulations; - search literature on a relevant topic, summarising data and communicating findings by simple and coherent argument;- apply an understanding of scientific methods in published science relevant to dentistry by evaluating simple data, interpreting and evaluating underlying concepts;- demonstrate the ability to reflect on their learning experiences and begin to identify their strengths, weaknesses and learning goals;- demonstrate a responsible approach to time management and an awareness of professional norms and boundaries;- demonstrate an awareness of the medio-legal, health and safety and ethical issues related to clinical practice.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- communication skills with patients and members of the dental team;- skills necessary for exercising personal responsibility and professionalism through the Personal and Professional Development module;- skills in personal organisation and time management; - literature searching skills on a relevant topic, summarising data and communicating findings by simple and coherent argument.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstration of knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the first year of dental hygiene and dental therapy study;- submission of work that covers relevant areas;- demonstration of emerging abilities, skills and competencies through the engagement of simple clinical practice and working arrangements;- demonstration of an ability to communicate effectively at a basic level.