TUT National Certificate in Dental Assisting



TUT National Certificate in Dental Assisting

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: DENTAL ASSISTING

Qualification code: NCDS91 – NQF Level 5

Campus where offered:

Pretoria Campus (day or block-mode classes)



Last year of new intake:

2017

Teach-out (phase-out) dates:

31 December 2019(day classes); and

31 December 2021 (block-mode classes)

Students registered for this qualification should complete their studies according to the teach-out date prescribed for the qualification, subject to the stipulations of Regulation 3.1.11 and 3.1.13 in the Students’ Rules and Regulations.

Information on phased-out programmes can be obtained from the TUT website, www.tut.ac.za.

CURRICULUM

Consult the 2017 Faculty Prospectus for the full contents of the qualification.

SUBJECTS PRINTED IN BOLD ARE NOT FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES.

YEAR SUBJECTS

CODE

SUBJECT

CREDIT

DAP110T

Dental Assisting Practical I

(0,175)

DAT110T

Dental Assisting Theory I

DAT11PT

Dental Assisting Theory: Dental Assisting I

(0,088)

DAT11QT

Dental Assisting Theory: Dental

(0,087)

Radiography I

DPM100T

Dental Practice Management I

(0,175)

EXP1DET

Work-Integrated Learning

(0,300)

OAP100T

Oral Anatomy and Pathology I

(0,175)

TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE QUALIFICATION:

1,000

SUBJECT/MODULE INFORMATION (OVERVIEW OF SYLLABUS)

The syllabus content is subject to change to accommodate industry changes. Please note that a more detailed syllabus is available at the Department or in the study guide that is applicable to a particular subject/module. On 01 August 2017, the syllabus content was defined as follows:

D

DENTAL ASSISTING PRACTICAL I (DAP110T)PRACTICAL EVALUATION

(Module/subject custodian: Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences)

General orientation and maintenance of the dental surgery, clinical asepsis, clinical dental disciplines, the processing of X-ray film, the preparation of dental materials. (Total tuition time: ± 110 hours)



DENTAL ASSISTING THEORY: DENTAL ASSISTING I (DAT11PT)1 X 3-HOUR PAPER

(Module/subject custodian: Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences)

Dental terminology, disinfection and sterilisation, anesthetics, dental disciplines and dental materials. (Total tuition time: ± 80 hours)

DENTAL ASSISTING THEORY: DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY I (DAT11QT)1 X 2-HOUR PAPER

(Module/subject custodian: Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences)

Basic principles of X-rays, principles of radiographic examination techniques and preventive methods. (Total tuition time: ± 80 hours)

Prospectus 2019- Faculty of Science

1

DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT I (DPM100T)1 X 3-HOUR PAPER

(Module/subject custodian: Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences)

Introduction to dentistry, working area, telephone technique, appointments, records and filing, mail, finance and dental stock, human relations, ethics and jurisprudence, introduction to computer literacy. (Total tuition time: ± 80 hours)

O

ORAL ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY I (OAP100T)1 X 3-HOUR PAPER

(Module/subject custodian: Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences)

Anatomical landmarks in dentistry, salivary glands, muscles, blood and nerve supply, development of the face and oral cavity, oral microbiology, oral pathology, elementary pharmacology, clinical emergencies. (Total tuition time: ± 80 hours)

W

WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING (EXP1DET)WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING

(Module/subject custodian: Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences)

Practical application in a work situation of theoretical subjects in the first year. (Total tuition time: ± 480 hours for EXP1DET and ± 365 hours for WILDAS1)