Oral Health Education for dental nurses
We are now taking online applications for 2017
About the course
Developed in partnership with OHE Southwest, this flexible, online course will help you learn the communication skills needed to educate your patients about their oral health.
To take part, you will need:
a computer with a broadband internet connection and sound
an email account which you can easily check on a regular basis
the signed support of a dentist who is willing to supervise your practical work.
Designed for busy DCPs in a clear, concise and interactive format, the online course is broken down into 27 "bite-sized" modules which can be accessed and viewed at any time. These modules cover everything you'll need to know about the subject.
Read about our award-winning students' experience of learning with BDA Education
How the course works
The course is split into 3 sections:
an online course in the theory and practice of OHE. It lasts for 8 weeks.
practical work, known as the practical portfolio and begins after the initial 8 weeks. A total of 20 weeks is given to complete the practical portfolio
a 7 week period of revision in the lead up to the final examination.
Learning materials and support
We will provide you with all the course materials you will need, namely:
Even though the course is online, you won’t be studying alone. Our dedicated teaching staff will email you every week with advice and are available to answer your questions from the day you enrol until the day of your exam.
8 week online course
the textbook: ‘Basic Guide to Oral Health Education’ by Ann Felton and Alison Chapman
revision notes, quizzes and mock examinations
links to resources to support your oral health education sessions
7 week revision course to help you prepare for the final exam
Practical work and examination
To gain the BDA qualification in OHE, students will need to complete a practical portfolio and take a final online exam.
Please note that there is an exam fee of £124 to be paid once the student is ready to take the final exam.
For further information about the course or qualification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 563 4551.
Apply now to secure your place on this popular course