Local Dental Anaesthesia, Short Course | Part time | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
3 months
3715 GBP/full
3715 GBP/full
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This Local Dental Anaesthesia course from the University of Portsmouth is for those with overseas dental qualifications who have been recommended to study local anaesthesia by the GDC.


If you're looking to broaden your dental skills, this Local Dental Anaesthesia short course will help you to specialise in the field.

You'll learn how to safely deliver local anaesthetic to patients, and reflect on working in a primary care environment in the UK. Learning on this course includes clinical activity and the provision of care to patients within the Dental Academy.

As well as providing specialist skills in the application of local anaesthetic in a dental setting, completion of this course will help you to achieve the GDC learning outcomes for registration as a Dental Hygienist in the UK, enabling you to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) and move into employment.

What you'll experience

On this Local Dental Anaesthesia course from the University of Portsmouth you'll:

  • Develop an awareness of drugs and therapeutics commonly used in medicine and dentistry
  • Get an understanding of the safe practices associated with the provision of oral local anaesthesia
  • Critically reflect on your own practice within the UK healthcare setting
  • Build upon your existing knowledge of local oral anatomy and physiology to ensure safe working practices

Our Dental Academy is a training ground for undergraduate King’s College London Dental Institute students as well as you and others on your course. So with dental care professionals and undergraduate dentists under the same roof, you’ll get a feel of what it’s like to be part of a dental team working within a primary dental care setting.


You'll learn through seminars, workshops, tutorials and live patient clinics, with an emphasis on the sciences and human communication. Learning and assessment is also supported by a virtual learning environment, simulation and live patient clinics.

Programme Structure

What's included

On this short course you'll make us of our extensive dental academy facilities, including:

  • 2 clinics (44 dental treatment bays)

  • 2 individual surgeries

  • a phantom head room

  • decontamination suite

  • radiography suite

  • four radiography booths

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

An existing Dental Hygiene qualification from a country outside of the UK. The documented GDC learning outcome requirements following the GDC Dental Care Professional assessment. All applicants will need to attend an interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course. If you are a UK Dental Hygienist who requires a return to practice course, please contact us directly for details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3715 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3715 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    3715 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3715 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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