This course has been developed to allow students who gain the Dental Technology foundation degree to top-up to a full Honours degree through a further two years part time study. It is built to match the requirements of dental technicians, employers, professional bodies, and also meet the statutory regulator's requirements for recognition of the higher technical skills required by modern dental technicians.
These are the steps needed to gain the knowledge, understanding and competence required to develop as a Dental Care Professional (DCP). This top-up course recognises the practical skill training provided by a 'work place mentor' in one of the disciplines of dental technology, and formal credit will be given for the developed competence and integration with other members of the dental team.
Skills and Knowledge Developed: The BSc Dental Technology programme is intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and real work-based competence to effectively operate as dental technicians and be able to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a dental technician. It is therefore essential that students attend all planned sessions and complete to high standards the work set for student development and assessment.
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
BSc Dental Technology Top Up Programme Handbook (19-20)
Course validated by The Open University.
BSc Honours Degree in Dental Technology
This course leads to...
This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, and progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at post graduate level.
GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.
Indicative requirements: Foundation Degree in Dental Technology or equivalent. Applicants must be employed full time in a dental laboratory and registered with the General Dental Council.
We also welcome applications from those with relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
Why study with us?
Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for learners to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links to the GDC and other dental programmes will facilitate industry- related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a dental laboratory. Learning is supported through a series of external manufacturers and suppliers who provide hands on training in any new technologies as they are introduced. Apply Now »
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