Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants
Offered by: MAHSA University
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|Exam Body||Internal Qualification, Malaysia|
|Course Duration||2 Yrs|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Faculty||Faculty of Dentistry|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Certificate Level|
|Field of Study||Medicine & Healthcare|
The Dental Surgery Assistant (DSA) is a valued member of the oral health team. The Dental Surgery Assistant takes on a significant responsibility and greatly increases the efficiency and the productivity of the dental surgeon in the delivery of quality oral health care.
Some of the tasks of a DSA include:
MAHSA University College offers a certificate course that is to the standard and quality of the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The training is professionally supervised in clinics equipped with state of the art facilities, complete with up to date curriculum, modern equipments and a conducive study environment. The course will produce competent DSA’s who are competent in chair side assisting, patient management, with good clinical and communication skills.
This 2-year course is taught via Tutorials, Lectures, Seminars, Problem Based Learning (PBLs), Simulation clinics, Clinical visits to external clinics. The main objective of the course is to produce DSA’s with the highest level of clinical assisting skills, possess current knowledge, act with professionalism, are effective communicators, are of good conduct, efficient, ethical and safe.
Pass the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia with at least one (1) credit in any subjects and Pass in Science, or other equivalent qualifications.
Dental Surgeons, Dental Technologists and Dental Surgery Assistants have a choice of working in government clinics and hospitals of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Department of Aborigine Affairs, in the universities, as well as the private sector.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.