Dental Hygiene

Studio dentistico
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Dental Hygiene graduates are healthcare professionals who perform tasks relating to the prevention of oral and dental disorders, under the direction of dentists and physicians qualified to practice dentistry.

Dental Hygiene graduates:
- provide dental health education services;
- assist with primary prevention projects under the National Health System;
- assist in the compilation of dental and oral health medical files and deal with technical and statistical data collection;
- deal with calculus removal, root planning and the local application of various preventive devices;
- offer training in the different oral hygiene methods and in the use of suitable diagnostic means for revealing bacterial plaque and tooth deposits, stressing the need for periodic clinical checks;
- highlight rules of healthy eating for dental health protection.

Dental Hygiene graduates can work in public and private dental clinics authorised under current regulations, in a freelance or employed capacity.
A sufficient command of English enables graduates to enter relevant working environments not only nationally but also at a European and non-European level.

Limited enrolment with admission test.
For further information on the number of places and the date of the admission test, please visit the website www.unimi.it – “Prospective students”.

English language
Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
 

Mandatory

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
Undefined
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
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)
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.

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