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Dental esthetics and hygiene

Overview

The program aims to provide a high intellectual challenging Dental Hygiene education, that based on utilizing appropriate, modern and advanced methods of teaching and learning will provide knowledgeable, competent and skilled dental hygienists, who are able to apply new advanced methods of prevention and assessments of oral health to meet the current and future society needs and advance the profession through excellence in research.
The Dental Hygiene Program is committed to educating dental health professionals who can function as members of the dental health team and who can provide oral health care in today’s changing world.
Therefore, the graduating dental hygiene student will demonstrate competencies in basic and advanced skills, educational methods, and the professional values of an individual ready for a career in dental hygiene in a variety of settings. Graduates will be prepared not only for the traditional Dental Hygiene duties of clinician and health educator but also for roles as consumer advocate, change agent, researcher, and health care manager/administrator.

Semester I   
No.M/ESubjectECTS
1MOral Anatomy and Physiology5
2MIntroduction to Dental Hygiene Theory6
3MIntro to Chemistry4
4MStatistics5
5MIntroduction to Dentistry6
6MStudy Skills2
7EElective4
Semester II
No.M/ESubjectECTS
1Pharmacology for Dental Health5
2Principles of Microbiology6
3Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene5
4Ethics, Practice and Effective Communication5
5Health Education on Preventive Dental Communication5
6Elective4
Semester III
No.M/ESubjectECTS
1MOrofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology6
2MDental Materials and Instruments6
3MIntro to Basic Medical Procedures5
4MGeneral Psychology4
5MManagement of Pain5
6EElective4
Semester IV
No.M/ESubjectECTS
1MPeriodontology8
2MOral Pathology6
3MDental Nutrition5
4MClinical Dental Hygiene II6
5EElective5
Semester V
No.M/ESubjectECTS
1MEpidemiology and Community diagnosis5
2MDental Radiology5
3MDental Hygiene Seminar5
4MLocal Anesthesia5
5MCommunication and Health Management5
6MOral Health Management of Special Needs Populations5
7EElective4
Semester VI
No.M/ESubjectECTS
1MResearch methodology in Dental Hygiene4
2MClinical Hours/Internship16
3MThesis/Capstone Project10

Students from Universum College can go to study abroad for 4 to 5 months.

WHO CAN APPLY?
All students who are enrolled as students at Universum College may apply for Erasmus+ Mobility Programs. Study exchange opportunities are available to each study cycle:

– First study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent)
– Second study cycle (Master or equivalent)
– Third study cycle (Doctoral level)

Please note that Erasmus Student Mobility is carried out in the framework of Inter-Institutional Agreements between home (Universum) and host institutions (universities where you wish to apply for a semester). This means that before being able to apply, you should check whether Universum College has a partnership with the university where you wish to continue your studies. To do this, have a look at the list of universities with whom we collaborate.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
-At least 5 completed exams at Universum College
– Active participation in extra-curricular activities organized by Universum College
– English Language knowledge (B1 or B2, as set by the host university)

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
– English Language Certification (TOEFL or Anglia Examination)
– Transcript of records in English (get this from Student Services)
– Passport copy
– 1 photo (300pix; size – 3*4 cm; file – .jpg)

The programme will provide the students with integrated knowledge and skills within oral health promotion, oral health behavior, oral hygiene, oral health administration, oral health care and preventive oral care. The programme comprises theoretical, practical and clinical elements as well as courses in scientific theory and research methods. The aim is to prepare the students to work as dental hygienists in hospitals, geriatric care, primary care and day centres in Kosovo. UC strives to create a learning environment in which each dental hygiene graduate is instilled with the knowledge, skills, and values to provide dental hygiene care to patients, along with a sense of responsibility to self, the community, and the profession.

Laborator

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The normal minimum entry requirements for a candidate to be eligible for admission to the College’s courses are set out in the General Entry Requirements contained in the Prospectus. However, the absolute minimum criteria for a student to be admitted to this academic program, is that all students are expected to have successfully completed high school and have passed the national test (matura). In addition, in order to be enrolled in our program, all applicants are required to bring the following documents:

Birth certificate
Diploma and secondary school certificate
Legalized documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo for all those who have completed their education outside of the Republic of Kosovo
Completing the application procedures at Universum College
The contract of the study program if they meet eligibility criteria

Study Program

Bachelor study programs offered at Universum College last for three years (3 years) and consist of 180 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits per year. Students can obtain  Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) depending on their study programme.

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