BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene Induction 2017

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 document, etc where these are specified
Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

As a new student you are required to upload a photograph of yourself using the e@pplicant page.  

The photo is required for your University card which will be issued to new students when you attend the enrolment session on Monday 11th September. Failure to provide a photo will delay the production of your University card and also effect your free intersite travel.  .

Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at Plymouth University and will be invalid once your programme is complete.

Essential Information for International Students

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September daily between 16.30 – 17.00 Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

Delivered by the International Student Advice team, this session is aimed at new international students who did not attend the International Student Orientation programme. The team will advise you of the support services they provide and answer any questions you may have related to your tier 4 visa responsibilities.


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Monday 11th September 2017

0930 - 0945 PU PSMD Deans Welcome by Professor Robert Sneyd, Dean - Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell 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, Pam Frost and Roxanne Treloar - Sherwell Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Building

Overview of support services available for all students of Plymouth University 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 - Sherwell Foye, Sherwell 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 Cathy Coelho, Sveta Zaric and Pollyanna Magne - 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 Cathy Coelho, Sveta Zaric and Pollyanna Magne - Room A109, Portland Square Building

Introduction to Enquiry Based Learning - Brainstorming around the Induction case.

Tuesday 12th September 2017

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 13th September 2017

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.

1300 - 1330 Meet the DTH Team and Academic Tutors (DTH students) - Room C501, Portland Square Building

International Students Only

1330 - 1630 International Students Welcome with Dr Poorna Gunasekera and Dr Karen Johnstone - Room C304, 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 14th September 2017

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 15th September 2017

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.  Ros Alexander, Pam Ward, Paula Trower and Jon Victor.

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 and Jon Victor.

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; Plymouth University Support Teams, various dental student societies and external exhibitors e.g. Dental Defence Union, Dental Protection Society and HM Forces.

Monday 18th September 2017

0900 - 1030 Cross Infection (Groups 1 - 5) with Erika Jones 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.

1000 - 1100 Talk from Chief Dental Officer, Sara Hurley - Devonport - Lecture Theatre, Portland Square

1100 - 1230 Cross Infection (Groups 6-10) with Erika Jones 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 and Jon Victor.

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 Database (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 and Jon Victor.

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 19th September 2017

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

High speed hand pieces making slots and consolidate aseptic techniques

1300 - 1430 Occupational Health Appointments (Groups 1 - 5) – Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

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 20th September 2017

0900 - 1030 Professionalism (Assessment and Feedback) (Groups 6 - 10) with Sally Hanks and Pollyanna Magne - 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 Pollyanna Magne - 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.

1330 - 1430 DTH Year 1 meet DTH Year 2 workshop - Room C301 and C304, Portland Square Building 

Thursday 21st September 2017

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 1 – 5) – 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 Student Union to be walked to the Hoe

1915 - 2145 PU PSMD Welcome Party - Graduation Marquees, Plymouth Hoe

Friday 22nd September 2017

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 and Jon Victor.

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

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 and Jon Victor.

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 


 


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