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Oral Hygiene
Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, 210 ECTS

Oral Hygienist

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Head of Department
Päivi Haapasalmi
tel. +358401975895
Head of Degree Programme
Riikka Jokimäki
tel. +358 40 630 0722
Course Structure Diagram

Specific admission requirements

No spesific admission requirements. General admission requirements are applied.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

No spesific admission requirements

Qualification requirements and regulations

Qualification requirements and regulations of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Profile of the programme

The higher vocational diploma of social and health care field titled oral hygienist (UAS) is carried out in oral hygiene degree programme. The extent of studies is 210 credits and length of education is 3,5 years. An oral hygienist is an independent oral health care expert and developer in a multiprofessional team of social and health care field.

Key learning outcomes

Students of the Degree Programme of Oral Hygiene graduates as experts in evidence based oral health care. Competence of clinical caring, ethical competence, work community competence, development competence and international competence are the essential competencies of the oral hygienist.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Core of the oral hygienist’s work is oral health promotion of people of different ages and from different cultures, defining oral health, and prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of oral infectious diseases. He/she can work in primary health care such as in health care center or private dental practices, where he/she can also work in managerial duties. He/she can also work as self-employed or as an entrepreneur. In addition the oral hygienist can work in the commercial companies of the field in sales or product development.

Access to further studies

Masters degree in the Universities of Applied Sciences or in the Universities

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Regulations about the study attaintment and evaluation
General regulations in Metropolia UAS.
Evaluation accept/recect or T1-K5

Graduation requirements

A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses meet a minimum of 210 ECTS credit requirements.

Mode of study

Full-time studies.

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

In the beginning of her/his radiography studies the student familiarizes with working life during short period and practices basic plain imaging in a simulated environment in a radiography imaging class room. After being at more advanced level in her/his studies she/he practices radiography and radiotherapy in different health care imaging-, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine clinical placements. Amount of learning in clinical placements is 75 ECTS.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

International studies are part of the learning path of each learner in the form of international exchange, practice placement or international studies within home institution, such as common core requirement studies in English or Finnish degree programmes or open studies in international network learning environments.