Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Dental Hygiene
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DNS1002 Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health 1 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS1003 Evidence Based Dentistry 1 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS1004 Dental Hygiene Theory 1 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS1005 Clinical Practice 1 14 ECTS (NC)
DNS1007 Anatomy and Physiology of the Oral Cavity 6 ECTS (NC)
PAT1500 Microbiology and Immunology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB1302 Foundations of Biochemistry for Dental Hygienists 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB1304 Foundations of Physiology for Dental Hygienists 4 ECTS (NC)
PSC1001 Leadership and Communications Skills 1 for Dental Hygienists 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1701 Head and Neck Anatomy for Allied Dental Health Professionals 6 ECTS (NC)
DNS1006 Health and Safety, Infection Control and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice 6 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DNS2010 An Introduction to Smoking Cessation Programmes for Allied Health Professionals 4 ECTS
DNS2111 Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health 2 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS2300 Clinical Medical Sciences 5 ECTS (NC)
ORC2002 Clinical Practice 2 10 ECTS (NC)
ORC2114 Science of Periodontics for Dental Hygienists 4 ECTS (NC)
ORC2115 Dental Hygiene for the Medically Compromised Patient 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DNS2016 Dental Specialties 1 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS2115 Evidence Based Dentistry 2 4 ECTS (NC)
PAT2121 Pathology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DNS2014 Dental Specialities 2 5 ECTS (NC)
DSG2112 Special Care Dentistry and Gerodontology 4 ECTS (NC)
ORC2200 Research Methods in Dentistry 4 ECTS (NC)
PSC2002 Psychiatry, Psychology and Sociology for Dental Hygienists 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DNS3113 Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health 3 4 ECTS (NC)
DSG3000 Research Project 12 ECTS (NC)
ORC3104 Clinical Periodontology 4 ECTS (NC)
ORC3106 Patient Based Learning 4 ECTS (NC)
ORC3116 Clinical Practice 3 22 ECTS (NC)
PAT3500 Jurisprudence and Ethics for Dental Hygienists 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DNS3112 Biostatistics and Health Informatics 6 ECTS (NC)
DNS3114 Clinical Governance and Audit 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Dental Hygiene: 180 ECTS credits

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) B.Sc. (Hons)­ under the auspices of the Faculty of Dental Surgery.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 23 July 2020
 
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