September 2023 (Tentative)
HK$70,000 per annum
Now open for application: for details, please refer to HKU SPACE’s website (www.hkuspace.hku.hk/cc)
Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene
In the academic year 2023/24, eligible local students will be enrolled to this 2-year course, leading to the award of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene.
This course aims to provide the relevant professional training and knowledge needed to prepare the Student Dental Hygienists for a career in dental hygiene. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply to the Dental Council of Hong Kong for enrolment as “Dental Hygienists” and are qualified to practise dental hygiene in Hong Kong.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
ILO1. Communicate ideas in a manner appropriate to the circumstance using English and Chinese languages (oral and written) in social and academic contexts;
ILO2. Use information technology and quantitative/numerical skills to manage information and solve daily life problems;
ILO3. Perform comprehensive oral hygiene care for a variety of patients;
ILO4. Apply knowledge learnt to help patient control and prevent periodontal disease and dental care;
ILO5. Promote dental health education.
Teaching activities of this 2-year full-time course will be conducted throughout the calendar years, including the summer period. It consists of two essential components: Generic Skills subjects (24 credits) and Dental Hygiene specialism (42 credits).
Generic Skills subjects include Fundamentals of the Human Body, Quantitative Analysis I, Information Technology Fundamentals, Introduction to Academic English, English for Academic Purpose I, English for Healthcare Professionals, Practical Chinese, and Intra- and Inter-personal Competencies.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE)
• Level 2 or above in five subjects* (including English Language and Chinese Language#); AND
• Level 2 or above in Biology or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology), or equivalent;
• Diploma in Foundation Studies; or
• Diploma Yi Jin; or
• Equivalent qualifications (e.g. HKALE, GCE A-level, International A-level, IB Diploma, SAT) will be considered by the College.
Special consideration may be given to applicants who have experience of working in a dental clinic and / or are holders of a Diploma in Dental Surgery Assisting or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications but are aged 21 or above with relevant working experience will be considered on individual merit.
* Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows:
-“Attained with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above in the HKDSEE;
-“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3 in the HKDSEE; and
-“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSEE.
#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.
HK$70,000 per annum (by two equal instalments)
Tuition fees are subject to annual revision; and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.
This programme is jointly organised with HKU SPACE.
HKU SPACE: 3416 6338