What will I learn?

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.

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.

Professional accreditation

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

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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Cowcaddens Road,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G4 0BA, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Graduation Diploma completed with a G.P.A of 2.7 plus one of the following: ACT Composite score of 24 minimum; SAT (post March 2016) - score of 1000 minimum; SAT (pre March 2016) - score of 1500 minimum; AP’s - Generally we are looking for 2 Advanced Placements at minimum grade 3; 2 SAT Subject Tests at a minimum score of 500. For some programmes across our academic schools, we will require ACT or SAT combined with AP’s or SAT subject tests at higher grades or in specific subjects. Academic IELTS should be an average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5.

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About this uni

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an award-winning institution based in two vibrant UK cities.

  • Academically outstanding encouraging excellence
  • International student support
  • Innovative, top-class learning facilities
  • City-based campus in desirable location