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Oral Health Science

University of the Highlands and Islands

Venues

Inverness College UHI, Lews Castle College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

This leading degree in Oral Health Science offers both dental nurses and school leavers the opportunity to train for a structured professional career in dental hygiene and dental therapy, a sector currently experiencing a shortage in skilled practitioners.

The role of dental hygienists and dental therapists is varied. You will provide clinical and educational care in the community, including prevention, fillings and treatment for periodontal (gum) disease. Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential.

You will receive a thorough understanding in all aspects of dental care including the latest in practical skills and procedures. Delivered from our purpose-built dental buildings in Inverness, Stornoway and Dumfries, you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and a highly skilled team of clinical and academic staff.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers at BBBB including a science subject, preferably Biology or Human Biology plus English at National 5 (if not held at Higher). Higher English preferred.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

B750

Course Length

3 years

Department

Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level

9

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk