The course is structured in such a way as to provide a balanced training program in selected practical and theoretical skills relevant to the role of a Dental Radiographer. The overall subject has been developed into three modules of study. Each module is a discrete body of job specific skills and knowledge, which have been further broken down into a series of lectures and associated practical activities.
The course is competency based learning. The student will be provided with modules which include exercises and practical assessments that students will complete over 3 days.
There is a significant on-the-job component. This requires the student to carry out specific exercises in a clinical setting. Each student will be required to produce a portfolio of radiographs taken on patients under appropriate supervision. Worksheets are provided for activities that are checked or marked by the course facilitator.
The actual number of hours each student will take to complete the course will be dependent upon prior learning and experience, and each student’s ability to successfully achieve the competencies as identified in each module. Three support sessions of one on one- practical/theory tuition will be made available with a fully qualified lecturer to provide you with clear direction throughout the program, the course will also include support and assessment visits at your surgery.
The program can be also customized to specific individual needs when required.