Level-up your learning with this postgraduate degree specially designed for qualified Dental Hygienists who have been practicing for at least three years.
Video: Dr Jeanie Suvan and students introduce the programme:
Applications open until: 13 May 2022
This three-year, part-time degree is designed as a blended learning programme delivered mainly online with practical skills lab work and group exercises delivered at the Institute. The bulk of the practical assessment shall be evaluating patient notes that students make from their current work practice.
Not sure whether the course is for you?
We run regular information sessions with the Programme Directors Dr Jeanie Suvan and Mrs Ruth Glover, and current students. We encourage you ask questions and learn more about the programme.
Why Dental Hygiene?
For a century, the dental hygienist has played an increasingly important role within the dental team. Personalised primary prevention, treatment in the presence of disease, followed by secondary prevention provided or facilitated by the dental hygienist means better oral health: lower levels of decay, periodontitis, tooth loss and as a result, improved systemic health.
As a healthcare professional, dental hygienists are well positioned enhance their knowledge and skills through lifelong learning to fulfill leadership roles in clinical practice, community care, education and commercial industry.
Our Dental Hygiene MSc allows currently practicing dental hygienists to gain further in-depth understanding of theoretical, physiological and pathological aspects of oral diseases management in a variety of diverse patient profiles.
It enables evidence-based assessments to be made applying them to clinical decision-making using state of the art techniques. It enhances professional confidence and leadership skills through group project work, encouraging teamwork and management skills. This, in turn, will equip the Dental Hygienist to consider alternate employment settings such as allied healthcare leadership or teaching posts.