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090603S Advanced Practical Training DC11, 30 ECTS cr 
Code 090603S  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Advanced Practical Training DC11  Abbreviation Advanced Practi 
Scope30 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline5402 Dentistry 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Dentistry 

Ritva Näpänkangas 

ECTS Credits 

30 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



6th year, Autumn term

Learning outcomes 

After practical training the student identifies and manages the field of a dentist in a basic health care. After the training the student knows the Health Center as an operational environment including specialist medical care and expertize in dentistry as well as different sectors offering basic health care in Finland.


Student in Dentistry makes an application for employment to Health Center that has a valid agreement with the University. The Finnish Dental Association keeps a national register of the valid Health Centers. Student writes down the target for the advanced clinical training with the tutors of the Institute of Dentistry and the Dental Training Clinic before starting the practice in the training plan. Student familiarizes with the Finnish Health care systems and Dentistry in Health Centers. Student makes examination, diagnoses, treatment plan and carries out the treatment in need of oral and dental care including preventative care. During the clinical training student evaluates how the target is becoming true with the mentor(s) in the Health Center. At the end of the practical training student writes down the final report that is discussed and signed by the main mentor in Health Center and student and gives the reports the learning outcomes to the tutors in the University and training clinic to the Institute of Dentistry to get the acceptance of the advanced practical training. Student gives written feedback of the practical training in Health Center, how the target has been achieved and the level of know-how to working life.

Mode of delivery 

Job placement 6 months

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Pages 1-2 in the Study-book contains the information of the study rights. Otherwise it is student’s m means to document the entire training. Student treats patients in dentistry in basic health care in co-operation with dental team. Health Center organizes the mentoring and overall circumstances so that the plan for the clinical training can be reached according to the plan. Health Center names the main mentor who has been working at least two years as a full-time dentist and deputies and other mentors if needed. The maximum for the absence, because of the studies in Dentistry, during the clinical training as full-time job is 14 calendar days.

Target group 

Dental students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The Institute of Dentistry assigns the permission to start the advanced practical training. The prerequisite for the permission is that the student has passed the clinical phase of the studies (40 ECTS credits). In addition, theoretical studies must be done except for two final exams and the thesis (20 ECTS credits) need to be written and uploaded to Laturi –archiving system, oral speech has been done and the maturity exam accepted.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Materials in the curriculum of Dentistry, materials from the Health Center

Assessment methods and criteria 

Six-month period of full-time job in a Health Center including a preliminary plan, final report and assessment of the practical training and level of know-how to working life.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Programme director Ritva Näpänkangas, Adjunct professor

Raija Lähdesmäki, Adjunct professor

Working life cooperation 

Advanced practical training is carried out by working as a clinical dentist in a Health Center in Finland.

Other information 

Accepted advanced practical training is carried out according to the signed preliminary plan in a Health Center that has a valid agreement between the University and Health Center.


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