Dental Hygiene

Studio dentistico
Dental Hygiene
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
Those earning a degree in Dental Hygiene, pursuant to the guidelines provided by the European Union, must:
have a solid understanding of human biological systems;
be able to describe the systems and apparati of the human body, with particular emphasis on the structures of the head and oral cavity, and all histological framework for the same;
have a solid understanding of microbiology and general pathology;
have basic computer skills, with the ability to apply these in practice, and using these to begin to develop and strengthen mathematical-statistic techniques;
know the key principles of epidemiology, the methods of disease transmission, the complications from cavities, as well as all methods of preventing and filling cavities;
know how to describe the key frameworks for oral-mucosal diseases, know the methods of transmission of infectious diseases, and prevention of cross-infections;
know how to describe the framework for preventing illness in adults and children, as well as congenital deformities, relating to the principles of pharmacological therapies to empirical data;
be familiar with one's local national-health-service facilities and clinics, regulations on x-ray safeguards, and the related legal concepts;
be able to establish a proper relationship with the patient, positioning it within the framework of current behavioural-analysis, communication, and patient education / consent techniques;
recognise anomalies in terms of position and number of teeth, inter-maxillary relationships, issues in their treatment, and the increased risk of contracting periodontal disease, and how to prevent them;
be familiar with etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and prevention of dental and periodontal disease in children and youth;
possess an adequate understanding of etiopathogenesis, and diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the tissues supporting the teeth (gingivitis and periodontal disease); know how to describe and perform home and professional dental hygiene;
be able to provide first aid whether within one's clinic or hospital, or in the community;
have English-language proficiency as required by one's specific job duties, and simple exchanges of information;
possess the proper cognitive tools needed to read and understand scientific literature, and to use IT technologies for professional communication, management, and planning.
Within the scope of the Dental Hygienist's professional role, graduates are deemed healthcare workers with those attributions vested in them by Ministry of Health Decree no. 137 of 15 March 1999 (as subsequently amended). That is, they carry out, at the direction of a dentist or a physician authorised to practice dentistry, duties relating to the prevention of oral/dental maladies. Dental-hygiene graduates provide dental patient education and take part in primary disease-prevention programmes as part of the national health system; they assist in compiling the patient's medical/dental chart, and collect technical and statistical data; they assist with plaque removal and tooth polishing, as well as the topical application of various prophylaxes; they provide instruction on various oral-hygiene techniques, and the use of diagnostic methods that reveal bacterial plaque and film on the teeth, promoting regular dental check-ups; they provide guidance on proper nutrition for good dental health.
Professional outlets include public and private dental offices/clinics, authorised under applicable law, whether as an employee or freelance professional. A basic proficiency in the English language allowing them to work both in Italy, or in Europe (or beyond) is important.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Il Corso di Studi non ha attivato accordi Erasmus+ con Atenei esteri.

Mandatory

Enrollment
Requisiti e conoscenze richieste per l'accesso:
- diploma di scuola secondaria superiore oppure altro titolo di studio conseguito all'estero, riconosciuto idoneo;
- una adeguata preparazione iniziale. Tale preparazione è relativa alla conoscenza delle materie di base dell'area scientifica e biomedica

Modalità di verifica delle conoscenze:
- test di ammissione: l'accesso al Corso è programmato a livello nazionale ai sensi della Legge n. 264 del 2.8.1999.
- argomenti d'esame: logica, biologia, fisica, chimica, matematica, cultura generale.

Il Corso di Laurea di Igiene Dentale è a numero programmato. Il numero degli allievi accoglibili al I anno di corso viene definito a livello Nazionale con Decreto MUR.
Il numero degli studenti ammissibili è definito annualmente con Decreto del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MUR), tenendo conto della rilevazione effettuata dallo stesso Ateneo in ordine alle risorse ed alle strutture didattiche e cliniche disponibili, nonché tenendo conto delle esigenze manifestate dalla regione Lombardia e dal Ministero della Salute in ordine al fabbisogno di personale sanitario del profilo professionale di riferimento della Classe.
La prova sarà a livello nazionale e si svolgerà presumibilmente nel mese di settembre. La data sarà stabilita con apposito Decreto da parte del MUR.

Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi (OFA)
Agli studenti che al test di ammissione non hanno fornito almeno il 50% delle risposte corrette nelle domande rivolte alla conoscenza della Biologia e della Chimica, saranno assegnati obblighi formativi aggiuntivi (OFA). Tali obblighi potranno essere colmati mediante attività di recupero appositamente previste. Il mancato superamento dell'OFA non permetterà di sostenere l'esame di: Scienze Biologiche.
Per le diverse iniziative sara' data tempestiva notizia sul sito https://igienedentale.cdl.unimi.it

Places available: 60 + 2 reserved for non-EU citizens + 1 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 08/07/2021 to 26/08/2021

Admission test date : 14/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 21/09/2021 to 27/09/2021

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enrolment Le immatricolazioni si aprono il 21 settembre alle 14:00 e si chiudono alle ore 14:00 del 27 settembre.

Programme description and courses list
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 1 20 500 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biological Sciences (Physiology, General biochemistry and clinical biochemistry, Applied Biology) 9 90 Italian BIO/09 BIO/10 BIO/12 BIO/13
- Biochemistry2
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology1
- Experimental biology1
- Physiology5
Morphological Sciences (Human anatomy and histology) 7 70 Italian BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology1
- Human anatomy6
Physics and statistics (Applied Phisics, Medical Statistics) 5 50 Italian FIS/07 MED/01
- Applied physics3
- Medical statistics2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dental sciences 1 - cariology 1 (Microbiology, General hygiene, Cariology) 7 70 Italian MED/07 MED/28 MED/42 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Igiene generale e applicata2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology1
- Oral diseases and dentistry2
Microbiology and general pathology 4 40 Italian MED/04 MED/07
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology2
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 2 20 500 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dental sciences 2 - cariology 2 4 70 Italian MED/28 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Oral diseases and dentistry2
Dental sciences 3 - periodontology 1 4 70 Italian MED/28 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Oral diseases and dentistry2
Dental sciences 4 - oral medicine 4 70 Italian MED/28 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Oral diseases and dentistry2
Medical Sciences (Pharmacology, Clinical Pathology, General medicine, Infectious Diseases, Maxillo-facial Surgery, Patho 8 80 Italian BIO/14 MED/05 MED/08 MED/09 MED/17 MED/18 MED/29
- Clinical pathology1
- General surgery1
- Infectious diseases1
- Internal medicine1
- Maxillofacial surgery1
- Pathology1
- Pharmacology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Science (Gastroenterology, Blood Diseases, Psychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology, Anestesiology and Emergency, Heart 8 80 Italian MED/11 MED/12 MED/13 MED/15 MED/25 MED/31 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology2
- Blood diseases1
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Endocrinology1
- Gastroenterology1
- Otorhinolaryngology1
- Psychiatry1
Humanities (Science of education, General Psychology, History of Medicine, Sociology, Developmental and educational psyc 7 70 Italian M-PED/01 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/04 MED/02 SPS/07
- Developmental and educational psychology1
- General psychology2
- General sociology2
- Medical history1
- Theories and science of education and social education1
Preventive Sciences (Diagnostic imaging, Forensic Sciences, Nursing, Food and Diet) 5 50 Italian MED/36 MED/43 MED/45 MED/49
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy2
- Food sciences and dietetics1
- Forensic medicine1
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric1
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 3 20 500 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dental sciences 5 - orthodontics 4 70 Italian MED/28 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Oral diseases and dentistry2
Dental sciences 6- pediatric dentistry 4 70 Italian MED/28 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Oral diseases and dentistry2
Dental sciences 7 - periodontology 2 7 130 Italian MED/28 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques4
- Oral diseases and dentistry3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Management (Constitutional law, Business administration, Sociology of economy and labour, Statistics) 9 90 Italian ING-INF/05 IUS/09 M-PSI/06 SECS-P/10 SECS-S/02
- Information processing systems1
- Organization studies2
- Public law2
- Statistics for experimental and technological research2
- Work and Organizational Psychology2
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Others activieties (seminars, lectures and informatic) 9 135 Italian
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Clinical Science (Gastroenterology, Blood Diseases, Psychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology, Anestesiology and Emergency, Heart Biological Sciences (Physiology, General biochemistry and clinical biochemistry, Applied Biology) (compulsory), Morphological Sciences (Human anatomy and histology) (compulsory)
Dental sciences 2 - cariology 2 Dental sciences 1 - cariology 1 (Microbiology, General hygiene, Cariology) (compulsory), Morphological Sciences (Human anatomy and histology) (compulsory)
Dental sciences 3 - periodontology 1 Microbiology and general pathology (compulsory)
Dental sciences 4 - oral medicine Microbiology and general pathology (compulsory)
Dental sciences 5 - orthodontics Morphological Sciences (Human anatomy and histology) (compulsory)
Dental sciences 6- pediatric dentistry Dental sciences 1 - cariology 1 (Microbiology, General hygiene, Cariology) (compulsory), Dental sciences 2 - cariology 2 (compulsory), Microbiology and general pathology (compulsory)
Dental sciences 7 - periodontology 2 Dental sciences 3 - periodontology 1 (compulsory)
Medical Sciences (Pharmacology, Clinical Pathology, General medicine, Infectious Diseases, Maxillo-facial Surgery, Patho Biological Sciences (Physiology, General biochemistry and clinical biochemistry, Applied Biology) (compulsory), Morphological Sciences (Human anatomy and histology) (compulsory)
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Location
Milano
Course locations
L'attività didattica del Corso di Laurea in Igiene Dentale si svolge presso le seguenti strutture sanitarie accreditate:
- Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico - Milano (e strutture convenzionate quali l'Ospedale Militare Principale - Via Saint Bon n° 7 Milano; Istituti Milanesi Martinitt e Stelline e Pio Albergo Trivulzio - Via Marostica n° 8 Milano; l'Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII di Bergamo; l'Ospedale Civile di Legnano di Legnano);
- ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo - Milano (Unità di Odontostomatologia 1, Unità di Odontostomatologia 2) e strutture convenzionate quali l'Ospedale Ortopedico Galeazzi di Via Galeazzi n° 4, Milano.

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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