Professional Diploma in Oral Health

Department of Foreign Language

Institute of Public Health

Programme Category
Programme Objectives
  • To provide participants with the added knowledge, skills and experience required to plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate Primary Oral Health care at the local government/district levels.
  • To provide participants with the knowledge, skills and experience that is required for the identification of oral diseases including those requiring immediate referral;
  • To orient participants to the philosophy and concepts of Primary Oral Health Care;
  • To alert the participants to their roles in Primary Oral Health Care;
  • To broaden participants knowledge of oral diseases and their recognition and prevention in the community;
  • To train participants to work effectively with the community in order to promote self reliance in oral health.
Admission Requirements
  • Admission is open to candidates holding qualifications in any of the Health related professions including Dental Surgery Technician, Dental Nurses/assistants, Community Health Officers or Extension workers, Pharmacy Technician, Environmental Health Technology/Technician, Health Educators and other Public Health Care workers.
  • In addition to (a) above, applicants must possess a minimum of 3 Ordinary Level (O’ Level) credits in relevant subjects including English Language, Biology and any other related subject at WASC/NECO.
  • Candidates may be subjected to a selection examination and/or interview.
The programme is full time and run for one academic session of two semesters. The programme is non-residential and candidates make their own private accommodation arrangements. Where possible the Institute/Centre assists the candidates in securing accommodation off campus.
Mode of Study
Face to face at the Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
How to Apply
Application are made online, click here to review the steps involved when applying.
Please review fees information.
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