For key module dates, view the 2023-24 Module Calendar (.docx)
The Academic Dental Clinic where the module is based is located on Bromley Road, Colchester, CO4 3JE.
This module provides a route for dental hygienists, who have trained outside the UK, to meet the requirements set for them following a General Dental Council (GDC) assessment of their native dental hygiene qualification, usually for the purpose of registering and practising as a dental hygienist in the UK. It is also appropriate for dental hygienists, already registered in the UK, who wish to bring their skills and knowledge up to date after time away from the profession.
The result of a GDC qualification assessment of an overseas qualification will often lead to a set of requirements/learning outcomes that the GDC assessment panel deem need to be met prior to the applicant being allowed to register with the GDC as a dental hygienist.
On this module you will engage in a combination of supervised clinical practice and classroom teaching which will cover the contemporary underpinning theoretical knowledge required to meet the GDCs requirements. The exact course content and its duration will be tailored to your requirements. You will learn in a variety of settings including the University’s academic dental clinic where you will undertake supervised clinical practice.
Accreditation and professional recognition
Satisfactory completion of this module allows the successful student to submit the evidence required of them to the GDC assessment panel, with a view to facilitating entry to the GDC register as a dental hygienist.