Dental Hygiene

University College Cork


Course Name Dental Hygiene
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code 21179 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TO APPLY email to request an application form in January
Qualification Letters DipDHyg
Duration 2 years.
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements
H5 in two subjects, and four O6/H7 from Irish, English, another language, Maths, Biology and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.

Applicants may be required to attend interview.
Number of Places Approx. Intake: 14 (including mature)
Application Date To Apply email to request an application form in January
Course Content

Dental hygienists form an important complementary branch of the dental profession, performing preventive and periodontal treatments for adults and children.

Why Study
Working under the supervision of a dentist, the dental hygienist ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

AN1004 The Anatomical Basis of Dental Hygiene (15 credits); PL1011 Basic Science for Dental Hygiene (15 credits); RD1004 Clinical Dental Hygiene 1 (5 credits); RD1005 Clinical Dental Hygiene 2 (10 credits); RD1006 Theoretical Dental...

Careers or Further Progression


The majority of dental hygiene graduates work:

• under the supervision of a dentist in general practice
• in the Health Service Executive
• in a dental hospital setting.

Further Study
Continuing Professional Development (C...

Further Enquiries Ms Lisa Morgan
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