Our Dental Studies course aims to develop professional knowledge and skills in a structured higher education environment, with a view to enabling participants to take a well-informed and active role in improving the oral health of the population.
The course also aims to raise critical appreciation of the political, legal and ethical framework within which dental care is practised. You will also be given an opportunity for in-depth study into core areas of interest.
For hygienists and therapists with a Diploma in Higher Education, the course may be completed within eighteen months.
Not applicable - only direct application to the university
School of Dentistry
No Partner College
Level 6: January start
The closing date for applications for a January 2017 start is Friday 2nd December 2016. The start date will be Saturday 21st January 2017.
The “top up” course consists of 3 core modules at level 6. Each module has a credit rating of 40 credits. Therefore students will be required to undertake three modules to achieve the BSc.
There are 3 core modules:
Applied Clinical Science (40 credits) Commencing January 2016
Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice (40 credits) Commencing September 2016
Dissertation (40 credits) Commencing September 2016 or September 2017
Each of the 3 modules consist between 5 to 9 contact days, all held on Saturdays at the Preston campus. Students commencing in January 2016 will begin with the Applied Clinical Science module on the following dates:
Saturday 9th January 2016/Sunday 10th January 2016 (to include induction)
Saturday 20th February 2016
Saturday 19th March 2016
Saturday 16th April 2016
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016 - Medicine weekend
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016 - Study weekend
Each module is assessed independently using a range of assessment techniques that are appropriate to the learning outcomes and contents of the module. Examples of assessments include essays, portfolios and there is 1 exam.
Module 2 Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice: The aim of the module is to enable health care practitioners to develop the healthcare team through effective facilitation of learning within and outside the workplace.
Module 3 Dissertation: The aim of the Dissertation Module is to enable the student to utilise the relevant skills and knowledge that they have developed during their taught programme (transferable, communication, analytical skills), to produce an extended piece of work on a topic of their choice.
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
"The BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies has been a very welcomed final year degree course for hygienist and therapists. The level of education delivered has enhanced my knowledge greatly, giving me a more comprehensive understanding in subject areas. This has increased both my skills and my confidence in my daily practice, which in turn has advanced my recognition and profile within the dental team. The BSc will also enhance my career progression in the future, allowing me many different pathways to consider for future development."
Morag Powell Dip DH, Dip DT RCS (Edin)
"I started the course thinking a lot of it would be revision but I couldn't have been further from the truth. The course (Applied Clinical Science) was hard work, demanding, and at times overwhelming but exceptionally rewarding and without doubt the best course I have ever undertaken. Not only has my knowledge increased exponentially but I am a better clinician for it."
Bev Littlemore, DCP
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
£1,000 per 20 credit module.
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.For further information contact Course Enquiries on +44 (0)1772 892400
Application forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
University of Central Lancashire
UCAS Code: Not applicable - only direct application to the university
Short Form of Course:
Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
Campus Site: U
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom