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Dental Technology courses

University of Malta

Bachelor Of Science (honours) In Dental Technology

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Oct
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,800 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 80
  • PTE : 0


About this course

This three-year undergraduate course, inclusive of the summer period, provides students with an introductory knowledge to the theory and scientific foundation of dental technology. It prepares the students with the necessary skills in laboratory practice within the professional environment of the teaching laboratory in a structured manner as follows: 

1st Year

Students will receive knowledge on basic dental technology skills with reference to the construction of removable prostheses. The health and safety aspects regarding laboratory procedures are also included as an important part of the studies. In parallel students will also learn to perform dental laboratory technology skills and observe patients whilst working in a dental clinical setting. 

2nd Year

The students will further their studies in removable prostheses including the construction of cast partial frameworks and orthodontic appliances. Management skills are taught in preparation for the future running of a dental laboratory.

3rd Year

In the final year of the course the students are exposed to the theory and technical practice of fixed prosthodontics. They will also be guided towards carrying out a research project to be presented by the end of the course.

The course will provide sufficient knowledge to enable dental technologists to undertake work prescriptions from the dental clinic and carry out the necessary work with responsibility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the programme, the student will be able to:

1. Construct fixed and removable prostheses.
2. Construct removable orthodontic appliances.
3. Manage the running of a dental laboratory.
4. Maintain health and safety in the laboratory environment.
5. Work in a dental team.
6. Relate and interact effectively with individuals and groups as part of the dental team
7. Use a range of technological equipment and systems
8. Apply a range of skills and techniques to develop a variety of ideas in the creation of new/modified dental products and services.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Dental Technology

Start date:

October 2019

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Course information

Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Dental Technology
Course code UBSCHIDNTFT
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Mario Joseph Zarb
Delivered by Faculty of Dental Surgery

Course overviewThis three-year undergraduate course, inclusive of the summer period, provides students with an introductory knowledge to the theory and scientific foundation of dental technology. It prepares the students with the necessary skills in laboratory practice within the professional environment of the teaching laboratory in a structured manner as follows: 

1st Year

Students will receive knowledge on basic dental technology skills with reference to the construction of removable prostheses. The health and safety aspects regarding laboratory procedures are also included as an important part of the studies. In parallel students will also learn to perform dental laboratory technology skills and observe patients whilst working in a dental clinical setting. 

2nd Year

The students will further their studies in removable prostheses including the construction of cast partial frameworks and orthodontic appliances. Management skills are taught in preparation for the future running of a dental laboratory.

3rd Year

In the final year of the course the students are exposed to the theory and technical practice of fixed prosthodontics. They will also be guided towards carrying out a research project to be presented by the end of the course.

The course will provide sufficient knowledge to enable dental technologists to undertake work prescriptions from the dental clinic and carry out the necessary work with responsibility.

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Admission and progression requirements

Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics. 

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements

A pass at Grade C in Chemistry at Intermediate Level or a pass at Advanced Level in Chemistry. 

Applicants in possession of a pass with Merit or better in the Diploma in Dental Surgery Assistance shall be considered as having satisfied both the general and special entry requirements.

Prior to enrolling for the Course, accepted applicants are also required to undergo an occupational health assessment as detailed in the Occupational Health Protocol approved by the Faculty Board, so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement shall be barred from attending the clinical placements indicated in the programme of studies. 

The Admissions Board, acting on the advice of the Board, may admit applicants in possession of a Diploma in Health Science in the area of Dental Technology awarded by the University of Malta into the second year of the Course in the same area of study, in terms of regulation 8.1 of the Admission Regulations of the University.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 5 students. The selection criteria can be found here.

Prospective applicants who are eligible and short-listed will be called for an interview to be held in September 2019. 

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019. 

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

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Fees and funding

 
 
   

Learning outcomes

By the end of the programme, the student will be able to:

1. Construct fixed and removable prostheses.
2. Construct removable orthodontic appliances.
3. Manage the running of a dental laboratory.
4. Maintain health and safety in the laboratory environment.
5. Work in a dental team.
6. Relate and interact effectively with individuals and groups as part of the dental team
7. Use a range of technological equipment and systems
8. Apply a range of skills and techniques to develop a variety of ideas in the creation of new/modified dental products and services.

Course intended for

The course is intended for local and foreign students who are interested in the dental profession. Students applying for this course should be capable of combining skills and understanding professional values within the dental laboratory setting.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

Career opportunities exist within the private sector and in the government health services.

University of Malta Highlights

Type Public
Established 1769
Campus Urban
Academic staff 961
Administrative staff 930
Students 11,117

University of Malta Avg Tution Fees  And Other Expenses

Avg.Tution Fees €5500-10800
Visa Fee €125
 Insurance €60-80

Food Cost

€100 to 150 Euro Per month
Accommodation €200 to 500 Euro Per month
Meals €250
Mobile/Wi-Fi €30
Local Transport €40
Leisure Activities €200
Laundry €30
Electricity/Water €50

above is an approximate guide of the monthly expenses you are likely to incur while studying in Malta. These are only approximations since your monthly bill will be determined by your personal lifestyle.  *based on 2 or 3 persons sharing an apartment.

 

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,800

Total

€ 10,800

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