Subject area: Oral Health Sciences
Why choose Oral Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh?
You will have the opportunity to explore aspects of oral health sciences through increased clinical time and the completion of a dissertation in Year 4.
You will receive closely-supported learning, particularly in the clinical setting. Our class sizes are around 10 students a year.
In Year 4 you will attend clinical placements for two days a week, working in outreach centres where you will gain valuable experience treating patients in a primary care setting.
This is the only four-year oral health sciences honours programme in the UK.
You will be given a firm learning foundation in health and disease, clinical practice, personal and professional development, and preparation for practice, which is taught throughout the programme.
You will have access to state of-the-art clinical facilities and a designated clinic for patient treatment sessions, which start in Year 1.
The programme is providing me with the key clinical skills and knowledge I need to pursue a career in dental hygiene or therapy, as well as skills that will be beneficial in everyday life.
Introducing Oral Health Sciences
The oral health sciences programme leads to a dual qualification in dental hygiene and dental therapy. It combines dental science with research, exploring the prevention and treatment of oral disease in both adults and children. Dental hygiene therapists are an integral part of the dental team and belong to the group of Dental Care Professionals.
Over the four-year honours programme you will study courses from four key areas: health and disease; clinical practice; personal and professional development; and preparation for practice.
Our small class sizes provide a supportive learning environment and we offer a significant focus on practical skills, with clinical treatment of patients commencing in Year 1.