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牙科卫生护理高级文凭

课程编号: HD108 在线申请 3416 6338 2305 5315 hddh@hkuspace.hku.hk

根据2003年中国卫生部的调查,三分之二的中国人口患上不同程度的牙周病。虽然香港的情况并非这么严重,但牙周病患者数量依然不少。单靠教育公众正确的刷牙方法并不足够,要得到专业牙齿卫生员的协助,问题才能解决。有见及此,本学院获香港大学牙医学院支持,与菲腊牙科医院合办牙科卫生护理高级文凭课程,以应付社会需求。此课程是本港唯一的牙科卫生护理高级文凭课程。

课程目标及特点

本课程旨在向学生传授专业知识及提供相关技能训练,培训他们成为专业的牙齿卫生员。修读本课程的学生将学习牙齿卫生员所必备的基本知识,并接受技能及专业实习训练。完成课程后,学生可掌握预防及控制牙周病和蛀牙的知识和技能,成为专业牙科队伍的成员。

临床实习计划

所有专科实习均安排在菲腊牙科医院进行。同学可获安排到菲腊牙科医院以外的牙科诊所、部门,例如政府或私人执业牙科诊所参观或实习。

专业认可

本课程毕业生均可向「牙医管理委员会」申请注册成为「牙齿卫生员」。

升学前景

毕业生可经大学非联招途径申请由本港各大学生物学科、牙科、医科或相关学系所开办的学士课程。

就业前景

完成本课程的学生可获牙医管理委员会登记「牙齿卫生员」资格,并可选择从事口腔卫生护理工作及向公众推广牙齿卫生。

特别入学资格

除一般入学资格外,申请人还须符合以下入学资格:

1. 申请人须於香港中学文凭考试生物科考获第二级或以上成绩,或於组合科学(生物)考获第三级或以上成绩;或於香港中学会考生物学/人类生物学取得合格成绩,或具同等学历。

2. 申请人如具牙科手术助理员工作经验或持有牙科手术助理员文凭,将获个别考虑。

 

通用技能
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I 
  • English for Healthcare Professionals
  • Practical Chinese

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSES

  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Clinical Training 1
专门知识

 

  • Fundamentals of the Human Body

Problem-based Learning (PBL)

  • Cariology
  • Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Radiography and Radiology
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Histology
  • General Pathology
  • Microbiology and Infection Control
  • Oral Anatomy and Physiology
  • Oral Histo-embryology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Dental Hygiene Care for Special Needs Patients
  • 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

 

Miss Chan Man Yee Cara
Chan Man Yee Cara
  • 2016年牙科卫生护理高级文凭毕业

Time flies. I have successfully completed this intense and challenging training programme. Being a student of dental hygiene is totally different from a secondary school student. There is no choice but to comply with the instructions during the clinical training sessions. However, it is full of great satisfaction and an unforgettable memory in my entire life. Clinical training is an integrated part of the whole programme. I have to practise clinical skills and apply dental knowledge when treating patients. Besides the clinical treatment, I found that persuading patients from changing their habit and attitude is the most challenging mission. Nevertheless, when I observed a positive change from a patient, I am very delighted with my efforts. In addition, to searching for information and having group discussions are the major ways to acquire knowledge in this problem-based learning (PBL) atmosphere. Compared with the traditional learning, PBL is more inspirational and easier to understand theories and practices. Besides, generic skills courses provide a balanced development for my study and I learned cooperate with team members and it greatly improved my communication skills. Last but not least, what I have learnt in this course is not only the dental knowledge but also working and interacting with different people. This course provides a great foundation for my future career and I am grateful to be one of the graduates in dental hygiene.

Ng Hiu Kam Catherine
Ng Hiu Kam, Catherine
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene (2013-15)

I am so delighted for being a graduate of Higher Diploma of Dental Hygiene programme. The two years training from this programme supports me to handle and solve many big task of my job already, such as how to communicate with different patients. At the beginning of the programme, the clinical training session is very difficult for me, because I need to properly deliver oral health knowledge and treatment to my patients who suffer from periodontal disease. After two years training, I truly believe that the clinical training session helped me to build a good foundation of how to manage patients and treat periodontal disease. For the problem based learning (PBL) module, this is very new and interesting for me. All of us need to solve problems by ourselves and have sharing and presentation during PBL class. I believe that I have increased my originality and curiosity in the PBL class. The generic skills courses are also important that the diverse courses improve my language and communication skill. During the time I was studying in the programme, I met many good tutors who relieved an enjoyable and useful learning experience. I consider myself is lucky to have an opportunity to study in dental hygiene programme.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.