BSC in Oral Health Science

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Program Description

BSC in Oral Health Science

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Dental Hygienists/Therapists are highly skilled professionals who work as part of the dental team providing care to help patients have good dental health.

They play an essential role in preventing oral diseases such as gum disease, tooth decay and mouth cancers. Their skills include providing preventative, periodontal and restorative therapies in adults' and children's teeth through clinical treatment and education.

This exciting and challenging programme is taught in Glasgow Dental Hospital, Glasgow Caledonian University and a number of outreach centres. The Dental School's clinical skills laboratories have superb facilities and state of the art teaching technologies.

Good communication skills are essential to be able to deal with patients and parents or carers. Students are expected to adhere to the strict code of conduct outlined by the General Dental Council and a high standard of maturity, confidentiality and professionalism is expected to be maintained throughout the course.

Your career

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council. There are many career opportunities in general dental practice in the NHS, private practice or Community Dental Service, which could also involve home care and hospital services. Graduates may also be involved in research and oral health promotion.

What you will study

Year 1

Biomedical Sciences, Foundations of Practice, Human Disease, Plaque Related Diseases.

Year 2

Dental Biomaterials, Pain and Anxiety Control, Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Radiography.

Year 3

Integrated Patient Care, Dental Research, Oral Disease, elective project.

Overview

Students will participate in Inter-professional modules across all three years of the programme with students from other Allied Health professions.

Entry requirements

Year 1

SQA Higher

BBBB including Biology plus Nat 5 English and a second science at C

A Level

BCC including Biology, plus GCSE English and a second science (Physics, Chemistry or Maths) at C/4

ILC Higher

H2 H2 H3 H3 to include Biology at Higher and Ordinary level Maths and English at O2

IB Diploma

24 points must include Higher Level Biology and a second science

BTEC Extended Diploma

including Biology at MMP plus GCSE English at C/4

College

HND/SVQ/NVQ Dental Nursing. Other science-based HND qualifications may be considered provided the applicant has a minimum SQA Higher BB including Biology/Human Biology.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element or equivalent.

Additional information

Additional requirements

Good communication skills are essential to be able to deal with patients and parents or carers. Students are expected to adhere to the strict code of conduct outlined by the General Dental Council and a high standard of maturity, confidentiality and professionalism is expected to be maintained throughout the course.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend interview as part of the admissions process.

Fees and funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £1820
  • RUK: £9250*
  • EU: £1820
  • International: £11,500

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student enquiries team.

International student start dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 15 September 2017. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

Professional accreditation

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Scheduled learning and teaching

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 17, 2018
Duration
Duration
3 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,820 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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Sept. 17, 2018
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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Price
Home/EU students; £9250 RUK students; £11,500 International students