Access to Dental Hygiene

Full qualification title

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science Professions)

Learning Aim Reference
40012876
No. of Credits
60 Credits at Level 3 (15 Ungraded & 45 Graded)
UCAS Tariff Points
Maximum 144 points depending on grades
Location
Online
Course fee
£1248 including registration fees (No hidden extras)
Payment options
Pay in full upfront (Discount available) | Monthly Installments (from £104 per month)
Duration
Flexible (typically takes 8 months, but you can work at your own pace to complete in a time that suits you)
Course start date
This course can be started at any time of the year
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This Access to Dental Hygiene course provides the Level 3 units typically required by universities for entry onto their Oral Health, Dental Hygiene/Therapy and Dental Hygiene courses.

Universities typically require you to have an Access to HE Diploma in addition to 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade C or above (or Grade 4 or above with the new grading system).

Our online Access to Higher Education course allows you to take control of your own learning without having to attend lectures and tutorials at set times. Work through our interactive courses at your own pace and if you need help you can contact your personal tutor and they will be able to support you with a telephone or videoconference tutorial. All our tutors are all fully qualified and experienced teachers and subject specialists in the topics you will be studying.

We also provide support with UCAS applications including an academic reference.

Ungraded units on this course

Get into university with an Access to Higher Education Diploma
Researching and Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education

This gives you an opportunity to shine when you are invited for an interview at the university. You

Academic Writing Skills
Academic Writing Skills

This can be awarded against a level 3 essay. In essay preparation, you will be expected to research

Exploring Health and Disease (3 Credits)

There are many diseases and consequently many causes of diseases. Identifying the prevalence of

Research Skills Project

There are many different methods involved in research and you will be introduced to some of these

Information Literacy

Information Literacy Skills help learners to understand the range and quality of available resources

Social science units on this course

Bio-Psychology: Behaviour and Drugs (3 Credits)

This covers the central nervous system, Grey and White matter. You will be considering key concepts

Biology units on this course

Human Urinary System (3 Credits)

This unit looks at homeostasis and the kidney as a homeostatic organ. You will be researching the

Body Structure and Function (6 Credits)

(cannot combine with: Cell Differentiation and Tissues; DNA and Protein Synthesis; Human circulation

Nervous System (3 Credits)

This introduces the basic structure and function of the nervous system including the peripheral

Musculoskeletal System (3 Credits)

The skeletal system is the primary focus of attention in this unit where you will be given the

Biochemical Molecules (3 Credits)

In this unit you will learn about the structure and properties of carbohydrates, lipids (fats)

Nutrition and Digestion (3 Credits)

Here you will be given the opportunity to explore the components and function of a balanced diet

Endocrine System (3 Credits)

The main theme in this unit is to develop an understanding of the hormone system and the endocrine

Non-Infectious Disease (3 Credits)

The topical area for this unit considers the nature of a range of non-infectious diseases including

Chemistry units on this course

Chemistry and Society (3 credits)

This unit looks at how chemistry has developed over time and how societies have become reliant on

Chemistry for Biologists (6 credits)

No matter which precise field of the Health Professions you intend to enter, you will need to have

Chemistry for Drugs and medicine (6 credits)

Doctors, whether in primary care or as specialists prescribe drugs and medicines every day.  Other

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