Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Dental Technology

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Course summary

Dental technicians manufacture, modify and repair custom-made dental appliances (such as braces, bridges, crowns, implants and prosthetics). There is an increasing demand for skilled dental technicians, with work requiring close attention to detail, colour and manual dexterity. This new course provides the skills and theoretical knowledge required to succeed in this profession. The Foundation Degree has been developed with industry input and is designed to fully comply with General Dental Council requirements. This award is validated by The Open University. About the course Students will be able to acquire competency in areas such as: -Oral anatomy and physiology -Biomaterials science -Dental appliance design and manufacture -Professionalism, ethics and legislation are covered, together with reflective skills and analytical decisions-making. Modules include: -Dental Technology Techniques -Oral Biomedical Science -Professional Practice -Dental Biomaterials Science -Design of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics -Integrated Studies and Work Based Learning Modules Facilities Dental Technology is based at our ultra-modern £58 million City Hub campus at 111 Canal Street - next to Nottingham Train Station. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities for science, computing, performing arts and hospitality. As part of the expansion of our science provision, a brand new £1.2m science and innovation centre opened in September 2022, offering purpose-built higher level technical facilities for students studying in the fields of biology, chemistry, forensics, pharmaceuticals and dental technology. Assessment Coursework is assessed continually through a variety of individual and group assignments; such as practical activities and investigations, research projects, written reports and presentations. Some modules include assessment by examination to help prepare you for further study. Your career and progression Career opportunities are available to graduates of this course in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices, dental manufacturing companies, or they could progress to further study with the option to continue studying for a full BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology. Alternative career options include Clinical Dental Technology, Research and Development, Teaching and Education, or Medical Sales.


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Before completing your application, you should check whether you have or expect to gain, the necessary qualifications for entry.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/how-to-apply-for-a-university-level-course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and undertake a manual dexterity test as part of the admissions procedures.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements will be invited to attend an informal interview and undertake a manual dexterity test as part of the admissions procedures.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4500 Year 1
EU £4500 Year 1
England £4500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 Year 1
Scotland £4500 Year 1
Wales £4500 Year 1
Channel Islands £4500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Dental Technology at Nottingham College - UCAS