Bachelor of Dental Surgery Induction 2018

Please refer back to this page during your induction weeks in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

•   read before you arrive
•   follow any links and check instructions
•   bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page and follow the online instructions.

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you when you attend the enrolment session on Monday 10 September. Without this photo, your University card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you. You will need ID when you pick up your University card and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/new-students/induction/your-university-card

NB: This is not required if you already have a University card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.

UPSU events

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18  September:  Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September : Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September : Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September : Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee


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Monday 10 September 2018

0930 - 0945 FoMD Deans Welcome by Professor Hisham Khalil, Interim Dean – Roland Levinsky Lecture theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building 

Welcome to all students enrolled on the BMBS, BDS and DTH programmes.

0945 - 1015 Student support and Portland Square Faculty Office by Debbie Couch and Roxanne Treloar - Roland Levinsky Lecture theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building 

Overview of support services available for all students of University of Plymouth and an introduction to the Faculty Office: How we communicate with you, contact details and opening hours, reporting absences, extenuating circumstances, travel information and University health and safety.

1015 - 1045 Enrolment – Room C4, Portland Square Building

ID card and welcome bag collection

1045 - 1100 Photograph - Reservoir Cafe Steps, Nancy Astor Building

Cohort photograph

1100 - 1130 Welcome to PDS by Professor Christopher Tredwin, Head of Peninsula Dental School - Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

An overview of our unique, spiral, patient-centred curriculum and the mission of the Peninsula Dental School of changing people's lives.

1130 - 1200 Year 1 Overview by Sveta Zaric (BDS Year 1 Lead) and Clare McIlwaine (DTH Programme Lead) - Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Detailed explanation of Year 1- what to expect and how to pass.

1200 - 1230 Equality and Diversity and DentSoc Introduction with Katie McManus and representatives of DentSoc - Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

An introduction to Equality and Diversity and DentSoc - who we are and what we do

1330 - 1500 EBL Workshops (Groups 6 - 10) with Sveta Zaric - Room A109, Portland Square Building

Introduction to Enquiry Based Learning - brainstorming around the induction case.

1330 - 1630 DentSoc Campus tours (optional) - TBC

1500 - 1630 EBL workshops (groups 1 - 5) with Sveta Zaric - Room A109, Portland Square Building 

Introduction to Enquiry Based Learning - brainstorming around the induction case.

Tuesday 11 September 2018

0830 - 1200 Occupational health appointments (Groups 6 - 10) – Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

0900 - 1200 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 1 - 5) with Natalie Sobey, Beth Hallissey and Malcolm Bruce - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building

1300 - 1600 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 6 - 10) with Natalie Sobey, Beth Hennessey and Malcolm Bruce - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

1300 - 1700 Occupational health appointments (Groups 1 - 5) – Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford 

Wednesday 12 September 2018

0900 - 0930 Library tour (Groups 1 - 5) with Graham Titley Information Specialist – Reception, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A tour around our fantastic library.

0900 - 1000 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) induction part 1: Moodle and more (Groups 6 - 10) - Room C203, IT suite, Portland Square Building

Introduction to our virtual learning environment and discussion forum with the TelMed Team.

0930 - 1100 Searching, accessing library electronic resources (Groups 1 - 5) with Graham Titley, Information Specialist - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building

How to find the resources you will need.

1100 - 1130 Library tour (Groups 6 - 10) with Graham Titley Information Specialist - Reception, Charles Seale-Hayne Library 

A tour around our fantastic library.

1100 - 1200 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) induction part 1: Moodle and more (Groups 1 - 5) - Room C203, IT suite, Portland Square Building 

Introduction to our virtual learning environment and discussion forum with the TelMed Team. 

1130 - 1300 Searching, accessing library electronic resources (Groups 6 - 10) with Graham Titley, Information Specialist - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building 

How to find the resources you will need.

International students only

1330 - 1630 International students welcome with Dr Poorna Gunasekera and Dr Karen Johnstone - Room C313, LSRC, Portland Square Building

An opportunity to meet and talk with international student tutors, support services from across the university and other international students.

Thursday 13 September 2018

0900 - 1200 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 6 -10) with Natalie Sobey, Beth Hallissey and Malcolm Bruce - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

Consolidate aseptic technique, posture and hand piece skills (low speed hand pieces engraving names).

0900 - 1030 Study skills (Groups 1 - 5) with Joe Allison - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building

1300 - 1600 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 1 - 5) with Natalie Sobey, Beth Hallissey and Malcolm Bruce - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

Consolidate aseptic technique, posture and hand piece skills (low speed hand pieces engraving names).

1300 - 1430 Study skills (Groups 6 - 10) with Joe Allison - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building 

Friday 14 September 2018

0900 - 1030 Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) (Groups 1 - 5) - all rooms are based in Portland Square Building

Meet your EBL facilitator and discuss the induction case. Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf.

Group 1 – B8, Group 2 - C5, Group 3 - C313, Group 4 – C315 and Group 5 – C501 

0900 - 1030 Reflective practice (Groups 6 - 10) with Joe Allison - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building

1100 - 1230 Enquiry Based Learning (Groups 6 - 10) - all rooms are based in Portland Square Building

Meet your EBL facilitator and discuss the induction case. Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf.

Group 6 – B8, Group 7 - C5, Group 8 - C313, Group 9 – C315 and Group 10 – C501 

1100 - 1230 Reflective practice (Groups 1 - 5) with Joe Allison - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building 

1300 - 1700 Information fair - Atria A, B and C, Portland Square Building

Exhibitors will include; University of Plymouth support teams, various dental student societies and external exhibitors e.g. Dental Defence Union, Dental Protection Society and HM Forces.

Monday 17 September 2018

0900 - 1030 Cross infection (Groups 1 - 5) with Louie Belfield and team – Room A102, Portland Square

An introduction to cross infection, providing an overview of the principles of infection control and prevention, an overview of the policies and procedures used within the clinical facilities.

1100 - 1230 Cross infection (Groups 6-10) with Louise Belfield and team - Room A102, Portland Square 

An introduction to cross infection, providing an overview of the principles of infection control and prevention, an overview of the policies and procedures used within the clinical facilities.

1330 - 1500 Enquiry Based Learning (Groups 1 - 5) - all rooms are based in Portland Square Building

Finalise the Induction case with your EBL facilitators. Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 1 – B8, Group 2 - C5, Group 3 - C313, Group 4 - C315 and Group 5 – C501

1400 - 1500 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) induction part 2: ePortfolios and introduction to the assessment satabase (Groups 6 - 10) - Room C203, IT Suite, Portland Square Building

Continuing your journey on our virtual learning environment and discussion forum

1530 - 1700 Enquiry Based Learning (Groups 6-10) - all rooms are based in Portland Square Building

Finalise the Induction case with your EBL facilitators. Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Zoe Brookes, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 6 – B8, Group 7 - C5, Group 8 - C313, Group 9 - C315 and Group 10 – C501 

1530 - 1630 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) induction part 2: ePortfolios and introduction to the assessment database (Groups 1 - 5) - Room C203, IT Suite, Portland Square Building 

1730 - 1830 DentSoc get together Mums and Dads - Block A Atrium, Portland Square Building

Tuesday 18 September 2018

0900 - 1130 Life Science Resource Centre (Groups 6 - 10) with Debbie Kirvell, Carol Price-Thomas, Jon Bennett and Louise Belfield - Rooms C301, C313 and C315 LSRC, Portland Square Building

0900 - 1200 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 1 - 5) With Natalie Sobey, Beth Hallissey and Malcolm Bruce - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building

High speed hand pieces making slots and consolidate aseptic techniques

1300 - 1530 Life Science Resource Centre (Groups 1 - 5) with Debbie Kirvell, Carol Price-Thomas, Jon Bennett and Louise Belfield - Rooms C301, C313 and C315 LSRC, Portland Square Building 

1300 - 1600 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 6 - 10) With Natalie Sobey, Beth Hallissey and Malcolm Bruce - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

High speed hand pieces making slots and consolidate aseptic techniques

Wednesday 19 September 2018

0900 - 1030 Professionalism (assessment and feedback) (Groups 6 - 10) with Sally Hanks and Sveta Zaric - Room A102, Portland Square Building

During this workshop we will explore aspects of professionalism and how these relate to your studies and to your future career.

1100 - 1230 Professionalism (assessment and feedback) (Groups 1 - 5) with Sally Hanks and  Sveta Zaric- Room A102, Portland Square Building
During this workshop we will explore aspects of professionalism and how these relate to your studies and to your future career.

Thursday 20 September 2018

0900 - 1200 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 6 - 10) - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

Consolidate hand piece skills and introduction to SOEL Health (Software of Excellence for special markets) on creating a patient

0930 – 1030 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) drop in session (Groups 1 – 5) – C203, IT Suite Portland Square 

1030 - 1130 Questions and answers session (Group 1 - 5) - Room A102, Portland Square Building

1300 - 1600 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 1 - 5) - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

Consolidate hand piece skills and introduction to SOEL Health (Software of Excellence for special markets) on creating a patient

1330 – 1430 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Drop In session (Groups 6 - 10) – C203, IT Suite Portland Square

1430 - 1530 Questions and answers session (Group 6 - 10) - Room A102, Portland Square Building 

1845 Meet DentSoc at the top of the Students' Union to be walked to the Hoe

1915 - 2145 FoMD Welcome Party - Graduation Marquees, Plymouth Hoe

Friday 21 September 2018

0900 - 1030 Enquiry Based Learning (Groups 1 - 5) - all rooms are based in Portland Square Building

Mini case and feedback time. Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 1 – B8, Group 2 - C5, Group 3 - C313, Group 4 - C315 and Group 5 – C501

1030 - 1100 Feedback session (Groups 1 - 5) - Room C203, IT Suite, Portland Square Building with Sveta Zaric, Claire McIlwaine and Louise Belfield

1100 - 1230 - Enquiry Based Learning (Groups 6 - 10) - all rooms are in Portland Square Building

Mini case and feedback time. Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Sveta Zaric, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf

Group 6 – B8, Group 7 - C5, Group 8 - C313, Group 9 - C315 and Group 10 – C501

1230 - 1300 Feedback session (Groups 6 - 10) - Room C203, IT Suite, Portland Square Building with Sveta Zaric, Claire McIlwaine and Louise Belfield

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