BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene Induction 2019

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 following the online instructions.

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you when you attend the enrolment session on Monday 9 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.

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.



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Monday 9 September 2019

0930 – 0945 FoH Deans Welcome by Professor Hisham Khalil – Roland Levinsky Lecture theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building 

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

0945 - 1015 Student support welcome by Debbie Couch  - Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building 

Overview of support services available for all students of University of Plymouth.   

1015 - 1045 Enrolment – Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

ID card collection from the Admissions team.  Please remember to bring your passport.

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 Vehid Salih (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 Representatives of DentSoc - Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

DentSoc - who we are and what we do

1330 - 1500 EBL workshops (Groups 6 - 10) with  Vehid Salih - Room A109, Portland Square Building

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

1330 - 1630 DentSoc campus tours (optional) - TBC

1500 - 1630 EBL workshops (Groups 1 - 5) with Vehid Salih - Room A109, Portland Square Building 

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

Tuesday 10 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 Beth Hallissey and Hayley Jones - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building

1300 - 1600 Occupational health appointments (Groups 1 - 5) – Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford 

1300 - 1600 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 8 - 10) with Beth Hallissey and Hayley Jones - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building 

Wednesday 11 September 2019

0900 - 0930 Library tour (Groups 1 - 5) with Chris Johns 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 105 - 107, Babbage 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 Chris Johns, Information Specialist - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building

How to find the resources you will need.

1100 - 1130 Library tour (Groups 6 - 10) with Chris Johns 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 105 - 107, Babbage 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 Chris Johns, Information Specialist - Room C301, LSRC, Portland Square Building 

How to find the resources you will need.

1300 - 1330 Meet the DTH team and academic tutors (DTH students) - Room B111, Portland Square Building

Thursday 12 September 2019

0900 - 1100 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups  6 - 10) with Beth Hallissey and Hayley Jones - 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 Beth Hallissey and Hayley Jones - 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 13 September 2019

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

Meet your EBL Facilitator and discuss the induction case. Elizabeth Murphy, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf.

Group 1 – B8, Group 2 - C5, Group 3 - C401, Group 4 – B109 and Group 5 – B110 

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. Elizabeth Murphy, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf.

Group 6 – B8, Group 7 - C5, Group 8 - C401, Group 9 – B109 and Group 10 – B110 

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

1300 - 1500 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.

1400 - 1530 GDC Session Stonehouse Lecture theatre, Portland Square Building

Monday 16 September 2019

0900 - 1030 Cross infection (Groups 1 - 5) with Louise Belfield and team – Room A109, 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 A109, 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. Elizabeth Murphy, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 1 – B7, Group 2 - B8, Group 3 - B109, Group 4 - B110 and Group 5 – B111

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

Finalise the induction case with your EBL facilitators. Elizabeth Murphy, Pam Ward, Zoe Brookes, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 6 – B5, Group 7 - B6, Group 8 - B109, Group 9 - B110 and Group 10 – B111 

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

Tuesday 17 September 2019

0900 - 1030 Life Science Resource Centre (Groups 1 - 5) with Debbie Kirvell, Carol Price-Thomas, Jon Bennett and Louise Belfield - Rooms C301 and C315 LSRC, Portland Square Building

0900 - 1200 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 6 - 10) With Beth Hallissey and Hayley Jones - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building

High speed hand pieces making slots and consolidate aseptic techniques

1030 - 1130 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Induction part 2: ePortfolios and introduction to the Assessment Database (Groups 1 - 5) - Room 513 - 515 Cookworthy Building

1300 - 1600 Simulated Dental Learning Environment (Groups 1 - 5) With Beth Hallissey and Hayley Jones - Room C201, SDLE, Portland Square Building

High speed hand pieces making slots and consolidate aseptic techniques

1300 - 1430 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 

1430 - 1530  Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Induction part 2: ePortfolios and introduction to the Assessment Database (Groups 6 - 10) - Room 513 - 515, Cookworthy Building

Wednesday 18 September 2019

0900 - 1030 Professionalism (assessment and feedback) (Groups 6 - 10) with Helen Watson, Zoe Brookes and Vehid Salih - Room 204, Babbage 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  Helen Watson, Zoe Brookes and Vehid Salih - Room 402, Babbage Building 

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

1330 - 1430 DTH Year 1 meet DTH Year 2 workshop - Room C301, Portland Square Building

Thursday 19 September 2019

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) – Room 100, Smeaton Building

1030 - 1130 Questions and answers session (Group 1 - 5) - Room C301, 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) – Room 100, Smeaton Building

1430 - 1530 Questions and answers session (Group 6 - 10) - Room C301, Portland Square Building 

Friday 20 September 2019

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

Mini case and feedback time. Elizabeth Murphy, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 1 – B8, Group 2 - C5, Group 3 - C401, Group 4 - B4 and Group 5 – B5

1030 - 1100 Feedback session (Groups 1 - 5) - Room C301, Portland Square Building with Vehid Salih, 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. Elizabeth Murphy, Pam Ward, Paula Trower, Richard Norris and Alana Metcalf. 

Group 6 – B8, Group 7 - C5, Group 8 - C401, Group 9 - B4 and Group 10 – B5

1230 - 1300 Feedback session (Groups 6 - 10) - Room C301, Portland Square Building with Vehid Salih, Claire McIlwaine and Louise Belfield.

International students only

1330 - 1500 International students welcome with Dr Poorna Gunaserkera and Dr Karen Johnstone - Room C307, LSRC, Portland Square Building

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


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