Dental Nursing

University College Cork


Course Name Dental Nursing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code 45995 (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, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters DipDN
Duration Pathway 1: 16 months part-time (special purpose award)
Pathway 2: 2 years full-time (Clinical Training)
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate entry requirements: A minimum of Grade O6 in at least five ordinary level subjects or equivalent.

Applicants may be required to attend interview.

Number of Places Approx. Intake 40 Part-time; 10 Full-time
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Application Date To Apply email to request an application form in January
Course Content

Expand+This course aims to provide the student with the practical skills as well as the theoretical knowledge, to develop an understanding of the dental nurse’s role and responsibility as part of the dental team.

Why Study
The UCC Diploma in Dental N...

Subjects Taught


Pathway 1: 16-month Part-time Programme:
DN1001 Ethical Issues in the provision of Dental Care (5 credits); DN1002 Microbiology and Cross Infection Control for Dental Nurses (15 credits); DN1005 Dental Anatomy and Physiology (Oral and Sys...

Careers or Further Progression Careers
The employment rate of our graduate is extremely high and there are also opportunities to work abroad. some of our graduates have obtained work in the UK, Australia and Canada.

Further Study
• Dental radiography
• Conscious sedation
• Oral health promotion
• Dental hygiene and dental science.
Further Enquiries Siobhán Shakeshaft, Mary Harrington,
Pam Binks
T: +353 (0)21 490 1160/420 5036
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