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Oral Health Sciences

A900

4 years

Full-time

BSc

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or ABBB/BBBBB in S4-S6, including Biology.
  • A Levels: BBB including Biology.
  • IB: Overall score of 32 points, and 55 at HL, including Biology at HL.
  • ILC: Four HL subjects at Grade B3 at first sitting, including Biology. A in English and B in Mathematics at Irish Junior Certificate (HL).

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Interviews

Successful shortlisted applicants will be invited in for interview.

Health check

No student will be admitted without having undergone blood-borne virus testing, or without completing a full course of immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR and BCG.

Fitness to practise

The University has a responsibility to ensure that students studying on a programme that involves practical training in a clinical environment, and that leads to a professional registerable qualification, are fit to practise.

This is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the profession the student wishes to enter. Students will be provided with further information on admission.

Applications

The intake for this programme is 10 places so entry is very competitive.

We do not ordinarily consider international (non-EU) applicants for this course.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or ABBB/BBBBB in S4-S6, including Biology.
  • A Levels: BBB including Biology.
  • IB: Overall score of 32 points, and 55 at HL, including Biology at HL.
  • ILC: Four HL subjects at Grade B3 at first sitting, including Biology. A in English and B in Mathematics at Irish Junior Certificate (HL).

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Interviews

Successful shortlisted applicants will be invited in for interview.

Health check

No student will be admitted without having undergone blood-borne virus testing, or without completing a full course of immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR and BCG.

Fitness to practise

The University has a responsibility to ensure that students studying on a programme that involves practical training in a clinical environment, and that leads to a professional registerable qualification, are fit to practise.

This is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the profession the student wishes to enter. Students will be provided with further information on admission.

Applications

The intake for this programme is 10 places so entry is very competitive.

We do not ordinarily consider international (non-EU) applicants for this course.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

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What you will study

Year 1

You study general histology, anatomy and physiology, human disease, oral biology and immunology, among other subjects.

During semester 1, you begin to develop your clinical skills in the laboratory and you begin treating patients in semester 2.

Year 2

Some of the subjects you study include general pathology, pharmacology, periodontal disease, preventive dentistry, behavioural sciences and biomaterial sciences.

You develop your skills in many aspects of clinical treatment, and continue to expand these in the clinical laboratory.

Year 3

You build on previous courses and, in addition, study oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery and special-care dentistry.

You also undertake a literature review on a subject of your choice. To enter fourth year, you must successfully complete the first three years of the programme.

Year 4

You develop your clinical skills and undertake a supervised research project.

You have the opportunity to work in other departments and observe clinical procedures in, for example, oral surgery, oral orthopaedics, maxillofacial surgery and implantology.

You complete case presentations in each of the three main areas of your clinical activity: adult restorative care, periodontal therapy and paediatric dentistry. These will be presented along with your research project for your final examination.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through lectures, seminars, case-based learning, demonstrations and student-led learning.

How will I be assessed?

Your academic progress will be assessed through written examinations and assignments, either at the end of semesters or end of year. Clinical progress is continually assessed throughout the programme with objective, structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and structured clinical operative tests (SCOTs)being an integral part of the process.

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