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1 BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy Admissions Tutor – Mrs Elizabeth Bannister

2 Birmingham Dental Hospital 1965…..

3 2015….

4 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 recommended  International Baccalaureate 34 including Biology and preferably Chemistry

5 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 language

6 Entrance Requirements – Offer Conditions  Satisfactory health clearance  Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and report

7 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

8 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

9 Interviews / Offers  MMIs – Thursday 13 th & Friday 14 th February 2014 – Thursday 13 th & Friday 14 th March 2014  Offers – March 2014  Applicant Visit day – Wednesday 9 th April 2014

10 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

11 Treating Patients On clinic in the second term of first year

12 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

13 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

14 Third Year Modules  Integrated Clinical Practice  Research Project

15 Assessment  Written examinations (essays, EMSQ, short answers)  Objective Structured Clinical Examination  Assignments  Competency tests on phantom head and on patients  Case presentations  Continuous assessment on clinical practice

16 Fees  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

17 Contact us at: School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Birmingham Dental Hospital St Chads Queensway Birmingham B4 6NN


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