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課程編號: CC 66-402
2975 5697
2865 4507

根據2003年中國衛生部的調查,三分之二的中國人口患上不同程度的牙周病。雖然香港的情況並非這麼嚴重,但牙周病患者數量依然不少。單靠教育公眾正確的刷牙方法並不足夠,要得到專業牙齒衛生員的協助,問題才能解決。有見及此,本學院獲香港大學牙醫學院支持,與菲臘牙科醫院合辦牙科衛生護理高級文憑課程,以應付社會需求。此課程是本港唯一的牙科衛生護理高級文憑課程。

課程目標及特點

本課程旨在向學生傳授專業知識及提供相關技能訓練,培訓他們成為專業的牙齒衛生員。修讀本課程的學生將學習牙齒衛生員所必備的基本知識,並接受技能及專業實習訓練。完成課程後,學生可掌握預防及控制牙周病和蛀牙的知識和技能,成為專業牙科隊伍的成員。

臨床實習計劃

除日常於菲臘牙科醫院臨床實習外,學生將獲安排到政府或私人執業牙科診所參觀或實習。

專業認可

本課程畢業生均可向「牙醫管理委員會」申請註冊成為「牙齒衛生員」。

升學前景

畢業生可經大學非聯招途徑申請由本港各大學生物學科、牙科、醫科或相關學系所開辦的學士課程。

就業前景

畢業生持有「牙齒衛生員」的註冊資格可在香港執業,亦可選擇從事口腔衛生教育工作,向公眾推廣牙齒衛生的重要性。

特別入學資格

除一般入學資格外,申請人還須符合以下入學資格:

  • 申請人須於香港中學文憑考試其中一門科學科目(生物學更佳)考獲第二級或以上成績,或完成一門科學範疇的應用學習科目。
  • 申請人如只具牙科手術助理員工作經驗或持有牙科手術助理員證書,將獲個別考慮。
  • 申請人必須對牙齒衛生行業有充分認識。
通用技能
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • General English III
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Parts I and II
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Practical Chinese
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
專門知識

Problem-based Learning (PBL)

  • Cariology
  • Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Dental Radiography and Radiology
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Histology
  • General Pathology
  • Microbiology & Infection Control
  • Oral Anatomy and Physiology
  • Oral Histology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Patients with Special Needs
  • Periodontology
  • Pharmacology
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Behavioural Science
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Fluorides and Fissure Sealant
  • Oral Health Education
  • Mechanical Plaque Control
  • Public Health

Clinical Training

  • Clinical Sessions
  • Plaque Awareness Programme Education
  • Dental Health Education Project
  • Dental Clinic Visits
  • Attachment to the Government Oral Health Education Unit

備註 :

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Lai Mei Lin, Nino
Lai Mei Lin, Nino
  • 2006-08 Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • 2011-13 Graduate of Bachelor of Oral Health, The University of Newcastle

After finishing my studies at PPDH and working for several years, I found myself truly having a passion for dental hygiene. Moreover, I, like everybody else, know that dental health is becoming more important to the ageing population worldwide, so starting to get on the right career path would definitely steer myself to a brighter future. This has prompted me to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Oral Health at The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Having been fully equipped with the oral health knowledge and problem-based learning skills from my Higher Diploma studies, I have experienced a smooth and nice progression from the higher diploma to the bachelor’s programme. I thank all these to my Higher Diploma studies that had laid a good foundation for my most enjoyable and challenging career.

Lai Tsz Kiu, Lexie
Lai Tsz Kiu, Lexie
  • 2011-13 Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene

‘Practical’ is the word that I use to describe this 2-year Higher Diploma course in Dental Hygiene. I was surprised by the methods of training which have equipped me not only with the knowledge in dental aspects but also provided me with holistic development. The Problem-based learning (PBL) module is incredibly useful in training my critical thinking as well as my organizing skills. Definitely, the experience that I acquired from this module can be applied and be very useful to my future studies and work. Moreover, the experience that I gained from the Clinical Training module, which was run side by side with the PBL module, can be applied in managing my patients as well as in other work situations. I am very proud of being a member of the dental profession after these two years.

Fung Hiu Tung, Creamy
Fung Hiu Tung, Creamy
  • 2010-12 Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene

I became a professional dental hygienist after this two-year Higher Diploma programme. This has provided me with clinical training sessions, problem-based learning and other generic skills.

Problem-based learning (PBL) has given me a new learning experience and has encouraged me to analyse problems by information searching, self-reading and group discussions.

The clinical sessions have provided invaluable opportunities for me to treat patients in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital. More importantly, apart from the clinical skills, I have learned how to communicate and to take care of my patients. I found these experiences were really applicable and helpful to my career. Besides this, the generic modules also provided me with opportunities to strengthen my language ability and presentation skills.

Now I know more about the role and responsibilities of a registered dental hygienist in Hong Kong and I am proud to be one of them.

Lee Katherine Ka Yan S.
Lee Katherine Ka Yan S.
  • 2010-12 Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene

It is amazing to me that I have become a dental professional in just 2 years' time. I am happy to see people benefiting from the services that I have offered to them in preventing periodontal disease and dental caries. By virtue of this course I have found the right path.

In addition to the programme itself, the resources provided especially those by the Prince Philip Dental Hospital (PPDH), where many local dental professionals are trained, are essential in making the comprehensive training successful. Things taught in the generic modules at HKU SPACE CC have also helped me a lot in completing my studies in both the generic subjects and specialism. This course has definitely provided a professional training for me to be a dental hygienist. I am sure that students who are determined to become a professional in dental hygiene will benefit a lot from this course.

Kwan Chun Hin, Kelvin
Kwan Chun Hin, Kelvin
  • 2010-11 Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene

During the two years of studies in the Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene, I found it a very memorable experience. The unique "Problem-based Learning" teaching method has allowed me to develop logical and critical thinking which has enhanced my ability to analyze problems independently. These are important for me to work in the dental field.

In addition, the clinical sessions have given me the opportunity to treat patients who have a wide range of oral health problems. It is very useful for my future career. And now, I am glad to have become one of the enrolled dental hygienists in Hong Kong and I believe I can apply my knowledge and experience and contribute to the community.

Lau Lai Mei, Venus
Lau Lai Mei, Venus
  • 2010-11 Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene

I love my job as a dental hygienist. The 2-year Higher Diploma course is a comprehensive course which provided me with dental knowledge, clinical experience and generic skills. All that I learned and gained from the course can be practically applied in my work as a Dental Hygienist.

Without a doubt, I found Problem Base Learning (PBL) a new and challenging academic experience after secondary school. Nevertheless, it helps students develop their critical thinking through information searching, group discussion and tutorial. In the clinical sessions, lecturers not only encouraged us to bring the knowledge into practice, but also taught us effective patient management skills and demonstrated how to co-operate with other dental practitioners. I find this invaluable in my day-to-day work. The generic courses also gave us training on language and communication skills.

In short , this course has given me everything I require to become a professional dental hygienist and lots more besides.

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