Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Dental Surgery

Preparatory Course for Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance

(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)

DSG0002 Introduction to Dentistry - The Role of Dental Assistant 6 ECTS (NC)
DSG0003 Clinical Orientation for Dental Assistants 10 ECTS (NC)
ORC0001 Public Health - The Role of the Dental Surgery Assistant in Health Promotion 4 ECTS (NC)
RDN0001 An Introduction to Dental Instruments and Equipment 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

COU0901 Basic Communication Skills for Dental Surgery Assistants 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS0001 An Introduction to Human Biology and Anatomy 4 ECTS (NC)
DNS0002 Anatomy and Physiology of the Oral Cavity 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
ORC0002 Health, Safety and Infection Control for Dental Surgery Assistants 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

DNS0003 Clinical Medical Sciences for Dental Assistants 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1065 Academic Speaking in English 2 ECTS
ORC0003 Clinical Ethics 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB0305 Introduction to Dental Biochemistry and Cell Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)
RDN0002 Dental Materials 4 ECTS (NC)




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 Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance under the auspices of the Faculty of Dental Surgery.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 31 August 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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