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Course Level: Level 4 Entry Requirements: Qualified and Practising Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapists Course Description: This award is aimed at the ??-Professionals Complementary to Dentistry?? such as qualified Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienists or Dental Therapists who wish to develop skills in this area. The Government is considering ??-extended duties?? for members of the dental team in order to contribute to efficient running of dental practice and to lighten the load for the dentist. This qualification aims to meet the demand for increased responsibilities in this area of clinical work. This programme will be formally taught within the classroom and assessed in the work place. Course Content: The award is made up of the following six units: Unit 1: Atomic Structure and the Nature of X-rays Unit 2: X-Ray Production Unit 3: Interaction of X-Rays with Matter Unit 4: Patient Radiation and Management Unit 5: Clinical Application of Dental Radiography Unit 6: Processing and Quality Control Board: College of Radiography London Assessment: Nature of formal assessment ? Theory - Ongoing assignments and final examination ? Practical skills - Assessed in the Work Place. Additionally, each participant will be expected to identify an appropriate supervisor in his or her workplace. The supervisor's role will include the verification of the taking and processing of a full range of dental radiographs. Course Length: Hours per week 3 hours per week + study time Course duration 13 weeks Modes of attendance Part-time ?? evening Wednesday Entry points September and February Course Available at: Matthew Boulton

Course Level: Level 4 Entry Requirements: Qualified and Practising Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapists Course Description: This award is aimed at the ??-Professionals Complementary to Dentistry?? such as qualified Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienists or Dental Therapists who wish to develop skills in this area. The Government is considering ??-extended duties?? for members of the...

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