BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy Admissions Tutor – Mrs Elizabeth

BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Admissions Tutor – Mrs Elizabeth Bannister
Birmingham Dental Hospital
Entrance Requirements
 6 GCSE passes at grade C or above
– Must include English and a Biological Science (or
dual award science)
 And …Three full A levels grades A, B, B or above
must include Biology, Chemistry is strongly
 International Baccalaureate 34 including
Biology and preferably Chemistry
Entrance Requirements
 NVQ level lll in Dental Nursing in lieu of one A
level subject, 2 A levels – one must be Biology
 Some work experience in dentistry – observation
of a dental hygienist/therapist is expected
 IELTS grade 7.0 if English is not the first
Entrance Requirements – Offer Conditions
 Satisfactory health clearance
 Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service
(DBS) check and report
Vocational Qualification
 Dental Hygienists and Therapists need to work
with a flexible team approach; to have good
communication skills and to demonstrate a high
level of manual dexterity in order to undertake
complex oral treatments
 Graduates are eligible to apply for registration
with the General Dental Council
Application Process
 Via UCAS –
 Applications close 15 January in the year of entry
 Shortlisted applicants are invited to interview –
multiple mini interview for 2014
 Interviewees are expected to be familiar with the
role of the Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist
within the team
 We take 28 students a year
Interviews / Offers
 MMIs
– Thursday 13th & Friday 14th February 2014
– Thursday 13th & Friday 14th March 2014
 Offers
– March 2014
 Applicant Visit day
– Wednesday 9th April 2014
Course Curriculum
 3 years full time
 Modular course (all modules compulsory)
 Theory: lectures, tutorials, small group, self-
directed learning, computer assisted learning
 Clinical: phantom head and patient care
 Intensive course, lots of hands on
Treating Patients
On clinic in the second term of first year
First Year Modules
 Professionalism and reflective practice
 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice
 Dental Public Health – Dentistry in Society
 Introduction to Adult Restorative Dentistry
 Oral Health Promotion and Education
 Biomedical Sciences
Second Year Modules
 Adult Restorative Dentistry –
Theory and Clinical Practice
 Periodontal Diseases -
Theory and Clinical Practice
 Paediatric Dentistry
 Applied Pharmacology Pain
and Anxiety Control
 Dental Radiography
Third Year Modules
 Integrated Clinical
 Research Project
 Written examinations (essays,
EMSQ, short answers)
 Objective Structured Clinical
 Assignments
 Competency tests on phantom
head and on patients
 Case presentations
 Continuous assessment on
clinical practice
 This is a collaborative programme managed by
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and
validated by the University of Birmingham
 There are no fees payable
 Students from England and Wales are eligible to apply
for a means tested bursary from Department of Health
 Students may also be eligible to apply
for a student loan from the LEA
Contact us at:
School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Birmingham Dental Hospital
St Chads Queensway
B4 6NN
0121 466 5125
[email protected]

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