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Oral Hygiene

Autumn 2020

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Developmental Competence of Health Promotion and Oral Health Care
Learning and Study Skills 5
As a professional in oral health care 5
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathofysiology 5
Safety culture in oral health care 5
Healthy mouth 5
Denstistry I 5
Oral health: from self-care to clinical care 5
Customer in social and health care 5
Imaging of the head and radiation safety 5
Health Promotion and nutrition 5
Periodontology I 5
Cariology 5
Deveplomental Competence of Clinical Oral Health Care
Oral health of infant 5  
Child’s oral health 5  
Pediatric clinical oral health care 5  
Oral health of adolescents and adults 5  
Clinical oral health care of adolescent and adult 5  
Dentistry II 5  
Periodontology II 5  
Clinical oral health care I 5  
Pain relief in oral health care 5  
Methods for Research and Development Work 5  
Clinical oral health care II 5  
Intelligent working methods and self-management 5  
Deveplomental Competence of Rehabilitative Oral Health Care
Multidisciplinary Innovation Project 10    
Oral health as promoter of general health 5    
Planning of the Thesis Work 5    
Clinical oral health care III 5    
Entrepreneurship and Management in the Social and Health Care Sector 5    
Execution of the Thesis Work 5    
Oral health and functioning of the elderly? 5    
Clinical oral health care of the elderly 5    
Reporting and Usefulness of the Thesis and Maturity Test 5    
Multi-expertise in Oral health care 10    
Deveplomental Competence of Independent and Consultative Oral Health Care
Consultative oral health care 5      
Independent clinical oral health care 5      
Extensive oral health care 5      
Elective modules
(Select 15 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60606030303030303030301515151515151515151515151515

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


The curriculum offers students a learning path which enables a flexible study process including a provision of multidisciplinary studies from other degree programmes or a variety of general studies available for all students at Helsinki Metropolia UAS. The curriculum also serves as a source of information for the working environment and our international partners.
The provision of studies consists of study units providing a minimum of 5 ECTS credits. Innovation project is common with other degree programs. The multidisciplinary approach to learning is also embraced by offering students the possibility of choosing a multidisciplinary, elective study module of 15 ECTS comprising one or more multi-field modules as well. The provision of studies enables students to complete 30 ECTS in the term.
Some studies can be organized in English.


As a starting point for learning, the focus is on situations and problems arising from professional practices, and the learning process aims to find evidence-based solutions for them. Project work including development work and projects of the student’s field of study is employed as the main learning method. Various learning environments supporting learning are used to deepen and develop competence, for example in the learning environments of pharmacotherapy, health promotion and simulation. As for the learning environments of independent study, they offer students the opportunity to practise clinical skills. The teaching methods have been diversified by increasing the possibilities for digital learning. Throughout the learning process, students assume the responsibility for their learning. Their competence in studies is evaluated by an evaluation framework, which consists of competence areas including professional knowledge base, professional skills and actions as well as ethics, cooperation and development. Students become proficient in continuous development of their competence and further studies.
In the early stage of the Degree programme of Oral Hygienist, before working with the patients, the practical training takes place in simulated learning environment in the learning studio. There the student practices clinical oral health care. The simulation environment creates a reproduction of the clinical caring situation of the patient. In that case the motoric skills of the student and the control of the caring environment develops. As the clinical skills have been accumulated, the student practices the clinical oral health care at the Metropolia oral health care teaching clinic. There the students take care of the patients referred by the dentists of Oral Health Care of the City of Helsinki either independently or as a professional team work with the dentistry students of the University of Helsinki.
The internship is 75 ECTS: the training will take place both in the simulation environment and in working life.