This course is typically delivered over 5 years at full time.
Much of your first year will be taught at the School of Biosciences, learning about the human body and disease generally as well as how it applies to the teeth and gums. Every Friday, However, will see you taking clinical classes at the School of Dentistry.
From this year onwards you will be taught at the School of Dentistry. You’ll learn enhanced clinical skills, and will begin seeing actual patients – under close supervision at first. You will also learn a great deal more about diseases of the dento-facial area and the diagnostic tools you’ll use in practice.
Year three will refine your patient management and communication skills, as well as delving deeper into clinical care and disease treatment and prevention.
Years 4 and 5:
In these last years you will practice your clinical skills in a wide range of environments, including the School of Dentistry, hospitals, dental clinics in the community and various outreach teaching facilities. You’ll also study treatment planning in more detail.