Course syllabus for

Oral Health - Course 1, 7.5 credits

Oral hälsa - påbyggnad 1, 7.5 hp
This course has been cancelled, for further information see Transitional provisions in the last version of the syllabus.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Autumn2020 , Autumn2022
Course code
Course name
Oral Health - Course 1
7.5 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
Oral Health 
G2 - First cycle 2 
Grading scale
Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
Department of Dental Medicine
Decided by
Utbildningsnämnden DENTMED
Decision date
Revised by
Education committee DENTMED
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2022

Specific entry requirements

University Diploma in Dental Hygiene equivalent to 120 credits.

Students who fail a clinical placement (or equivalent) as a result of demonstrating such a serious lack of knowledge, skills or attitude that patient safety or the patients' confidence in medical care is at risk, will only be qualified for a new clinical placement once the individual action plan has been carried out.


Oral health - theory, 4.5 credits
After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Based on disciplinary foundation demonstrate knowledge of and analyse risk and prognoses of patients with caries and periodontitis and demonstrate an understanding of how these conditions can influence the general well-being.
  • Give an account of how the oral health can influence the general well-being and how general diseases can influence the oral health.
  • Give an account of evidence-based treatment methods and reflect on relevant measures considering ethical and social aspects.

Oral health - clinic, 3 credits
After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Independently plan and carry out treatment of patients with periodontal and cariologic diseases and review and evaluate the chosen measures.
  • Carry out independent tasks in the area of competence of the dental hygienist in cooperation and in dialogue with other professions.
  • Convey knowledge about oral health based on the individual's own responsibility.
  • Demonstrate an empathetic and professional attitude in the treatment of the patient.


The course is divided into two parts.

Oral health - theory, 4.5 hp

Grading scale: VU
  • Oral health - general health
  • Public health - chronic diseases
  • Evidence-based treatment methods
  • Risk and prognosis from a scientific perspective
  • Patient education about self-treatment
  • Conveyance of knowledge about measures promoting oral health care
  • Oral health from an ethical and social perspective

Oral health - clinic, 3.0 hp

Grading scale: GU
  • Risk, prognosis and action assessment of own patients
  • Evaluation of treatment and measures promoting oral health care
  • Empathy and professionalism
  • Interprofessional cooperation - teamwork

Teaching methods

Oral health - theory, 4.5 credits
Group assignment, lectures, seminars and self-study.

Oral health - clinic, 3 credits
Clinical proficiency training, patient seminar and demonstrations.

Seminars, clinical proficiency training and group assignment are compulsory.

The course coordinator decides whether, and if so how, absence can be made up. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the course coordinator. Absence from a compulsory course element could mean that the student can not retake the element until the next time the course is offered.


Oral health - theory, 4.5 credits
Written assignments Oral presentations in seminars.

Oral health - clinic, 3 credits
Clinical examination

To receive a grade of pass with distinction for the whole course, a grade pass with distinction for the module Oral health - theory and a pass grade for the module Oral health - clinic is required.

To pass the course, attendance at compulsory course elements is also required.

Students who do not pass a regular examination are entitled to re-examination on five more occasions. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination is given. Each occasion the student participates in the same test counts as an examination. Submission of a blank exam paper is regarded as an examination. In case a student is registered for an examination but does not attend, this is not regarded as an examination.

If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus's regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and abilities may not be changed, removed or reduced.

The examiner may, with immediate effect, interrupt a student's clinical placement (or equivalent) if the student demonstrates such serious deficiencies in knowledge, skills or attitude that patient safety or patient confidence in healthcare is at risk. If a clinical placement is interrupted in this way the student is deemed to have failed that element and to have used up one clinical placement opportunity. In such cases, an individual action plan should be set up stating which activities and tests are required before the student is qualified for a new clinical placement on the course. The number of tests in the action plan is limited to three.

Transitional provisions

The course will be offered for the last time in the autumn semester of 2022 and will then be cancelled. Examination will be provided until the autumn of 2023 for students who have not completed the course.

Literature and other teaching aids

Hansson, Bengt Olof; Ericson, Dan Karies : sjukdom och hål
Lang, Niklaus P; Lindhe, Jan Clinical periodontology and implant dentistry
Karies - diagnostik, riskbedömning och icke-invasiv behandling : en systematisk litteraturöversikt : december 2007
Dental erosion : bakgrund och kliniska aspekter Johansson, Ann-Katrin; Carlsson, Gunnar E.
Nationella riktlinjer för vuxentandvård 2011 : stöd för styrning och ledning