Aga Khan University Admission For Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene
The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene is a two-year degree programme recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. This field of study is well-established in developed countries and is gaining much momentum in developing countries, particularly considering the high rates of oral diseases.
The programme includes courses in liberal arts (English, sociology and psychology, leadership and management); basic sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, microbiology and pathology); and clinical sciences (dental hygiene, radiology, community health and dental materials).
The University encourages young men and women who enjoy working with people, have good interpersonal skills and are interested in prevention of oral diseases to apply and make a career as a dental hygienist.
Admissions are open for 2022-2023 cycle. The last date for submission of applications is April 28.
Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.
The minimum entry requirement is to have Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in pre-medical subjects i.e. biology, chemistry and physics with minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent.
REQUIREMENT FOR CANDIDATES WITH QUALIFICATIONS OTHER THAN PAKISTANI SYSTEM OF EDUCATION:
All candidates, local and foreign, who have certificates of education other than the Pakistani Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), may apply provisionally.
For admission to be confirmed, an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) is required. The equivalence certificate must state that the candidate’s qualification is equivalent to an overall aggregate of at least 50% HSSC pre-medical qualification in Pakistan.
For more details and updates, please visit website: www.ibcc.edu.pk or visit IBCC offices.
Dental hygienists have opportunities to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, educational institutions, public health clinics and private dental clinics. Additionally, employment opportunities may be available with companies that market dental-related products.
Graduates can use their Associate Degree to pursue undergraduate studies in areas like health sciences, education, research, office management and business administration as career options.
For further information you can reach us at:
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412