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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

所有專科實習均安排在菲臘牙科醫院進行。同學可獲安排到菲臘牙科醫院以外的牙科診所、部門,例如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

完成本課程的學生可獲牙醫管理委員會登記「牙齒衛生員」資格,並可選擇從事口腔衛生護理工作及向公眾推廣牙齒衛生。

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:

1. 申請人須於香港中學文憑考試生物科考獲第二級或以上成績,或於組合科學(生物)考獲第三級或以上成績;或於香港中學會考生物學/人類生物學取得合格成績,或具同等學歷。

2. 申請人如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。

3. 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 Clinic Visits
  • Attachment to the Government Oral Health Education Unit
  • Phantom Head Practice
  • Clinical Report Writing
  • Patient Clinical Assessment
  • Formulation of Treatment Plan
  • Application of Treatment Plan on Patient

Dental Health Education

Under the Guidance and Supervision of a teacher, student dental hygienists work in groups to prepare Waiting Room Display Board in hospital, to plan, design, implement and evaluate a Dental Health Education Project for a specific target group which is of their own interest and to prepare report after presentation.

Oral Radiography

  • Properties and Production of X-rays
  • Principles of Intra-Oral Radiographic Technique
  • Radiation Hazards and Safety Measures for Protection of the Patient & Operator
  • Proper Record Keeping and Processing Periapical and Bite Wing Radiographs
  • Diagnosis of Intra-Oral and Panoramic Radiographic Images

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Lo Wing Yan Winnie
Lo Wing Yan Winnie
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene (2012-14)

Without a doubt, this two-year programme is a very comprehensive course, which has fostered my development as a professional dental hygienist. All the training I received from the course can equip me to practically apply in my dental hygienist career.

The communication skills developed in the Generic Skills Courses improved my language competency and built up my self-confidence.

At the beginning of the course, the Problem-based Learning (PBL) module was definitely a challenge to me because this learning approach was radically new to me. From the presentations in the PBL class, I gradually learnt how to address the compelling practical or theoretical problem, communicate information and ideas to my peers. Proper skills in solving problem were also developed through self-learning and group discussion.

The Clinical Training sessions offered me invaluable hands-on practical experience in managing and treating authentic patients suffering from oral hygiene / health problems. With guidance from the clinical supervisors, I learnt the skills to build rapport with patients and properly deliver treatment to patients who suffer from periodontal disease, dental caries or other oral health problems.

The professional trainings I got from the Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene programme have undoubtedly been helpful to my career in dental health services. I am proud to be a graduate from this programme and to serve the community in Hong Kong.

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