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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Degree Programme in Dental Hygiene

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Methods and implementation

Savonia UAS provides education, which is guided by OIS-thinking (Open Innovation Space). The objective is to combine high-quality learning and teaching with working -life oriented research and development work. The students participate actively in the process and work in different premises, communities and in online learning environments. Students, teachers, R&D personnel and working-life representatives together solve various practice-based problems. Thus, theory and practice are combined in the studies.

The multiform networking of the teaching staff enables the working- life oriented education at Savonia UAS. These networks also guarantee the continuous development of substance expertise. The personnel provide the learning opportunities and support the students’ learning.

The objectives, content, extent, methods, requirements and implementation of the courses are described in the curriculum of the Degree Programme in Dental Hygienist. Flexibility in the studies is guaranteed by virtual studies, the use of social media and by using alternative methods to demonstrate skills and competence. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is part of this process. Tutor teachers provide support for drafting the personal study and career plan (PSP) and for competence development.

The guiding principles in the degree studies are dialogue between practice and theory, learning in different expert cultures, and ensuring the student’s progress possibilities in his or her study path. Contact lessons, independent studies and group studies alternate and overlap during the studies. Part of the studies takes place in a skills workshop at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and in the teaching clinic of the Hospital District of Northern Savo. Internship in real work environments and other working-life-related study forms are an important part of the studies and competence development.

Internationalisation is part of studies. The student has an opportunity to learn internationality and improve his or her cultural competence by studying abroad through various exchange programmes. The student can improve his or her intercultural skills also by acting as a peer tutor student and help exchange students and by working eg in immigrant communities.
The aim of the entrepreneurial studies is to encourage entrepreneurship and increase awareness of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity and business life. The students can improve their entrepreneurial skills also during internship.

The student is self-directed and assumes responsibility for his or her professional growth and development. Teachers support and monitor the student’s learning, professional development and learning process by providing counselling. The Student Services Office, the Library and Information Services, the International Services and other supportive services help the students in their studies. The studies are based on the principles of accessibility and sustainable development.

The Degree Regulations of Savonia UAS govern assessment. Assessment is used to guide and assess the attainment of objectives.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.