Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Dental Hygiene

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: June 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €23
Intakes: October

Program overview

1st year: students will receive knowledge on the normal functioning and general pathology of the human body, dental public health and oral health education. The latter will include nutritional and oral hygiene counselling and community dental health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The principles of education and the methodology of oral health education are skills that are directly applicable and transferable to other areas of general health of our nation. In parallel, they will also learn and perform basic clinical skills in a dental skills laboratory and observe patient treatment in a dental setting. This preparatory groundwork will allow the individual to start practising in summer on selected healthy patients to provide oral prophylaxis. 2nd year: students will further develop intellectually by receiving knowledge focused on oral and dental disease. By the second year the student will be exposed to patients with more advance oral disease so as to further develop their clinical skills within the university dental teaching clinic. 3rd year: in the final year of the course, the student will be tutored on ethical and legal issues, clinical governance, and critical appraisal of dental and medical literature as a preamble to the writing of a dissertation.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics. Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements: A pass at Grade C in Biology at Intermediate Level or a pass at Advanced Level in Biology. Applicants in possession of a pass with Merit or better in the Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance shall be considered as having satisfied both the general and special entry requirements. Prior to enrolling for the Course, accepted applicants are also required to undergo an occupational health assessment as detailed in the Occupational Health Protocol approved by the Faculty Board, so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfill this requirement shall be barred from attending the clinical placements indicated in the programme of study.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist within the private sector and in the government health services.

Campus location

Msida , Malta

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