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Curricula starting in 2022 and earlier

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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.

Course Table

A = Autumn, S = Spring, SU = Summer
Code Name 1 A 1 S 1 SU 2 A 2 S 3 A 3 S 4 A 4 S
Orientation Studies
Basic Studies
Joint Studies for Social Services and Health Care
4 STYOP01 Orientation to Social and Health Care Studies 5                
4 STYAS02 Client and professional in social and health care services 5                
4 STYEN02 English in Social and Health Care and Intercultural Communication   5              
4 STYTU02 Study, Insight, Development           5      
4 STYSV02 Swedish Language in Social and Health Care and Customer-oriented Communication           5      
4 STYTY01 Working Life Skills, Wellfare in Work and Entrepreneuship               5  
Professional Studies
Professional Studies
Obligatory Professional Studies
4 TSSUUPE2 Basic Activities in Oral Health Care 5                
4 TSANFY1 Anatomy and Physiology 5                
4 TSSUVA1 Factors Related to Oral Health 5                
4 TSINFEP1 Epidemiology and Ethiology of Oral Infectious Diseases 5                
4 TSGEOR1 General Diseases and Oral Health   5              
4 TSLÄSU1 Medical Treatment in Oral Health Care   5              
4 TSKASU1 Kariological Patient's Oral Heatlh Care   5              
4 TSKASU9 Practice, Cariological Patient's Oral Health Care   5              
4 TSKUKU2 Radiological Examinations of Skull and Rehabilitative Oral Health Care     5            
4 TSPAROT1 Parodontological Oral Heath Care       10          
4 TSORTO1 Ortodontics in Oral Health Care       5          
4 TSISUTE1 Oral Health Care of The Elderly       5          
4 TSLANUO1 Oral Health Care of Children and Adolescent       5          
4 TSOHMAS1 Counselling Customer's Oral Self-care       5          
4 TSSULÄ1 Stomatology for Dental Hygienist         5        
4 TSBEPRA1 Current Best Practises in Oral Health         5        
4 TSPERHE9 Practice, Oral Health Care of Families         15        
4 TSKUNSU9 Practice, Rehabilitative Oral Health Care           10      
4 TSSUER1 Oral Health Care for Patients with Special Needs           5      
4 TSSUER9 Practice, Oral Health Care for Patients with Special Needs             5    
4 TSASLÄHT9 Practice, Customer-oriented Oral Health Care             20    
Optional Professional Studies
4 TSFPUR1 Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Treatment Methods               5  
4 STSYVPÄ1 Advanced cariological oral health care               5  
Final Thesis
Final Thesis
4 SAVONT1 Thesis           15      
   5 SOTEONT10  Thesis Planning           5      
   5 SOTEONT20  Thesis Implementation             5    
   5 SOTEONT30  Thesis Finalisation               5  
   5 SOTEONT40  Maturity Test               0  
4 SAVONT2 Thesis           15      
   5 SOTEONT50  Thesis Project 1           5      
   5 SOTEONT60  Thesis Project 2             5    
   5 SOTEONT70  Finalising The Thesis Projects               5  
   5 SOTEONT80  Maturity Test               0  
Elective Studies
Optional Studies


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