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Dental Hygiene

PROGRAMME TYPE

PLACE OF TEACHING

Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Duration: 3 years

Brescia

 

LANGUAGE

ADMISSION TYPOLOGY

Italian Restricted access

DEGREE PROGRAMME CLASS

STRUCTURE

L/SNT3 - Class Of First Degrees In Technical Healthcare Professions
Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health

DEGREE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Alessandra Majorana

Study Programme Sheet

Why study Dental Hygiene at the University of Brescia?
  • The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Dental Hygiene provides students with the scientific background and technical-practical training needed to practise the profession of dental hygienist.

  • During the Study Programme, students shall acquire an adequate level of professional, decisional and operative autonomy in order to deal with the health issues of both healthy and ill people, in relation to the surrounding environment, including in line with the Health&Wealth mission of the University of Brescia, which aims to promote the “health and wellbeing of people in the environment”.

  • The ultimate objective is to attain adequate skills and experience, combined with the ability to autonomously assess, face and responsibly resolve priority health issues from a prevention, diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation viewpoint. Furthermore, graduates will develop an integrated approach to individuals at risk and ill people, critically assessing the clinical as well as the relational, educational, social and ethical aspects involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and in the recovery of the greatest possible psychophysical wellbeing.

  • Graduates from this Study Programme are health care professionals who perform duties and tasks related to the prevention of oral and dental disease, following the instructions of dentists and doctors and surgeons.

  • Dental hygienists provide dental health education and take part in primary prevention projects within the National Health System.

  • They carry out their professional activity in public or private health facilities, as employees or self-employed professionals.

  • 100% of graduates are in full- or part-time employment during the first year after their graduation. Most employment opportunities are in the private sector.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Dental Hygiene graduates have the chance to collaborate with dentists, doctors and surgeons who can legally practise dentistry in public (hospitals, local health authorities) or private (clinics, nursing homes) health facilities, as employees or self-employed professionals.

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