CAO Code LY816
  Letterkenny Campus

Higher Certificate

Dental Nursing

2 years  /    Level 6  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Higher Certificate in Science in Dental Nursing will qualify you to work as part of a team in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Whether it’s in a general dental surgery, dental hospital, HSE Dental clinic or Specialist Surgery, an exciting and challenging career awaits.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
1 Biological Science Mandatory 5 7
Clinical Dentistry 1. Communications & Patient Care Mandatory 5 6
Transferable Skills 1 Mandatory 10 10
Work Placement 1 Mandatory 10 30
2 Clinical Dentistry 2. Materials & Intrumentation Mandatory 5 6
Disease & Infection Control Mandatory 10 10
Pharmacology Mandatory 5 6
Work Placement 2 Mandatory 10 30
SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
3 Clinical Dentistry 3. Anatomy & Pathology Mandatory 5 5
Applied Physiology Mandatory 10 10
Nutrition & Health Promotion Mandatory 5 6
Work Placement 3 Mandatory 10 30
4 Clinical Dentistry 4. Special Pracatice Mandatory 5 5
Drug Action & Usage Mandatory 10 10
Dental Practice Management Mandatory 5 6
Work Placement 4 Mandatory 10 30

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • A range of courses such as dental hygiene and dental practice management in institutes and universities at home and abroad

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Contact
Dr Joanne Gallagher
Head of Department

Email: Joanne.Gallagher@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6302

School and Department
Department of Science
School of Science