University Of Bristol Dental Hygiene

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University Of Bristol Dental Hygiene


Application methodApply direct to the University
Course duration2 year(s) full-time
Tuition feesFurther information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of courseClifton campus, Placements
Part-time studyPart-time study is not available on this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/178

About Dip Dental Hygiene

This full-time, 21-month course enables you to become a skilled clinician with a registrable qualification. The Diploma in Dental Hygiene is awarded by the University of Bristol and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).

Pre-clinical training starts in term one, in a dedicated clinical skills teaching laboratory. This prepares you for seeing your first patient at the beginning of the second term. You will gain clinical experience at the Bristol Dental Hospital and the new South Bristol Community Hospital, where you will work alongside dentistry undergraduates and dental therapy students.

Certain health conditions may be incompatible with studying dental hygiene. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and visit our occupational health department before starting the course. Blood screening and inoculations may be recommended before you can start clinical work. Health status is essential to protect both the clinical operator, and his or her patients.

Working with the general public demands a commitment to exemplary personal and professional conduct. In accordance with the General Dental Council guidelines on fitness to practise, some applicants may not be suitable for a career in dental hygiene. For example, if you have a criminal conviction you may not be considered. All new students must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), in line with other health-related programmes in the UK. For more information, please visit our guidelines for students on DBS disclosure page.