Sheffield College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

FD Dental Technology

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Course summary

This exciting new course offers a practical focus to Dental Technology, allowing students to develop specialist skills in depth whilst also gaining a broad, contextual understanding of the profession. Using a variety of techniques including workshops, seminars and guest lecturers, industry experts are collaboratively involved in the programme. The course encourages the development of practical skills in specialist areas including Complete/Partial Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Restorative Prosthodontics and Orthodontics that meet the needs of the profession and fulfil the competences and educational requirements set out by the General Dental Council. The standards and scope of practice defined by The General Dental Council are core to the delivery of the programme. Completion of the course will allows students to be registered as Dental Care Professionals (Dental Technicians) working within the competences set by scope of practice. Placement in a dental labatory is a compulsory part of the course, which the college will organise on your behalf. Level 4 (Year 1) will focus on academic, professional and basic practical skills necessary for success in the profession. Level 5 (Year 2) develops experience and further professional understanding in the manufacturing techniques and theoretical practices required. Both years of the course comprises of two semesters. In Semester 1 (September to January) students will study 8 modules ranging from 10 to 20 credits. In Semester 2 (January to May) students will study 6 modules, all 10 or 20 credit modules with the exception of Dental Technology Techniques – Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics, which is a 40 credit module.

Modules

Key Units Level 4 (Year One) Semester 1 Introduction to Dental Technology (20 credits) Basic Dental Anatomy and Terminology (20 credits) Dental Legislation and Professionalism (20 credits) Semester 2 Introduction to Dental Material Sciences (20 credits) Dental Technology Techniques: Removable Prosthesis (20 credits) Dental Public Health and Professional Practice (20 credits) Level 5 (Year 2) Semester 1 Dental Biosciences and Anatomy (20 credits) Dental Technology Techniques: Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics (40 credits) Semester 2 Dental Technology Techniques: Fixed Restorative (20 credits) Introduction to Advanced Techniques (20 credits) Dental Material Science (20 credits) Work Based Project

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B840
Institution code:
S22
Campus name:
City Campus
Campus code:
2

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to accept international applicants due to UK visa restrictions.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students will be expected to obtain appropriate PPE and a dental toolkit, which is expected to cost somewhere between £200 - £250.
FD Dental Technology at Sheffield College - UCAS