Life & Health Sciences Medical Sciences
Advanced Diploma in Dental Therapy
- Course Code
- Application Code
- QF Level
- Study mode
- Start Date
- To be advised
- Next intake(s)
- 1 year
- Course Fee
This one-year Advanced Diploma programme aims to prepare Dental Hygienist to pursue a career as Dental Therapist. The programme comprises lectures, tutorials, practicums, discussions, demonstrations and clinical practice. Graduates could be part of the dental team in the Department of Health to deliver oral health services within the framework of the School Dental Care Service.
The Department of Health provides annual dental check-up, basic and preventive dental treatment for all the primary school children in Hong Kong through the School Dental Care Service (SDCS). The services of SDCS are performed by qualified Dental therapists and that include oral health education, scaling and polishing, fluoride application, sealant application, radiograph-taking, simple restoration and extractions.
The programme consists of seven modules:
1. Managing dental caries of children and treatment planning
2. Operative dentistry
3. Common medical problems, oral pathology and orthodontic problems in children
4. Dental public health, oral health education and ethics
5. Tooth extraction in children
6. Applied clinical dentistry
7. Clinic Operation in School Dental Care Service
Mode of Delivery
Lectures will be delivered in English. Clinical sessions may be conducted in Cantonese. Most of the lectures will be delivered at The Prince Philip Dental Hospital and clinical practice will be carried out in the School Dental Care Service of the Department of Health.
Students are assessed by quizzes, tests, written examinations, practical exercises and examinations, case evaluation and clinical viva examinations. The attendance requirement of each module is at least 90%.
The Advanced Diploma in Dental Therapy will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to candidates who have successfully attended, completed and passed the assessments of ALL modules.Days / Time
- Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
- The normal duration of the programme is 12 months.
Applicants shall hold a Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
- Course Fee : HK$70000
Application Form Application FormEnrolment Method
Applicants should submit:
- duly completed application form;
- certified photostat copies of relevant certificates and transcripts/ result slips;
- application fee;
- preferably a recommendation/ reference letter from the employer
and return to:
College of Life Sciences and Technology
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education,
Room 1806, 18/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Attention: Ms. Bonnie Ng
any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre
Application form and detailed information are also available:
- in person, at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre
- by fax, at 3104 0236
- by phone, at 2975 5697
- by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the course start date is tentative and subject to change.
Course fee can be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to "HKU SPACE". Please specify the programme title for application, student's name, and student card no. (if applicable).
Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard.
Holders of the Bank of East Asia's HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment for courses with a tuition fee of HK$2,000 to $40,000. The cardholder must also be the course applicant himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any of the enrolment centres.