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牙科衛生護理高級文憑

課程編號: HD108 在線申請 3416 6338 2305 5315 hddh@hkuspace.hku.hk

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文憑,將獲個別考慮。

 

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
專門知識

 

  • 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年牙科衛生護理高級文憑畢業

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.