BS Dental Hygiene


The objectives of this program are designed to prepare the dental hygiene student to:

• Develop a graduate who practices and promotes ethical and legal considerations in patient care

• Provide quality individualized patient centered dental hygiene care.

• Incorporates leadership, management, communication and problem solving skills to fulfill the role as a member of the Dental care delivery team.

• Serve as a resource of oral health knowledge and education for the healthcare community

Role and Scope

Dental hygienists are skilled healthcare workers who typically work in dentists’ offices. Their job duties center around cleaning patients’ teeth and giving instruction in proper dental hygiene. This is a good career for those who enjoy working directly with people and have an interest in healthcare jobs.

The program emphasizes on evidence based practice and clinical skills to prepare students to assess the medical/dental status of patients, develop a dental hygiene care plan, implement appropriate dental hygiene care, and evaluate outcomes.

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    8 Semesters, 4 years

  • Eligibility

    FSc Pre Medical with minimum 50% marks or equivalent

  • credit hours



Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-111 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
IS-112 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
IT-113 Introduction to Computing 3(2-1)
PHY-124 Introductory Physiology 3(2-1)
BIO-101 Biochemistry-I 3(2-1)
ANA-102 Introductory Anatomy 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 17

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIO-212 Biochemistry-II 3(2-1)
PATH-211 General Pathology 3(2-1)
OP-126 Oral Physiology 3(2-1)
ANA-124 Cranio-facial Anatomy 3(2-1)
ENG-121 English-II (Communication & Writing Skills) 3(3-0)
PS-122 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours 17

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
OP-221 Oral Pathology 3(2-1)
OH-215 Oral Histology- I 3(2-1)
EM-211 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care 3(3-0)
PHA-219 General Pharmacology 3(3-0)
SS-315 Sociology 3(3-0)
ENG-211 Technical Writing and Presentation Skills 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PH-220 Dental Pharmacology 3(3-0)
MIC-222 Medical Microbiology 3(2-1)
OH-223 Oral Histology- II 3(2-1)
DM-224 Dental Morphology 3(3-0)
MED-220 General Medicine 3(3-0)
SUR-221 General Surgery 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18


Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
OS-311 Oral Surgery 3(3-0)
OM-312 Oral Medicine 3(3-0)
DM-313 Dental Materials 3(2-1)
IC-314 Infection Control 3(3-0)
NM-315 Nutritional Management 3(3-0)
BIO-325 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PC-321 Patient Care 2(1-1)
PED-322 Periodontology 3(2-1)
NS-323 Basic Nursing Skills 2(1-1)
AC-324 Advanced Clinical Concepts 3(1-2)
DP-325 Dental Public Health 3(3-0)
RM-321 Research Methodology 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 16

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ME-411 Medical Ethics 2(2-0)
DH-412 Dental Hygiene Practice Management- I 4(0-4)
RAD-413 Oral Radiology 3(2-1)
CD-414 Community Dentistry 3(3-0)
HP-415 Strategies for Health Profession 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 15


Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PROJ-526 Research Project 6(0-6)
DH-422 Dental Hygiene Practice Management- II 4(0-4)
PD-423 Preventive Dentistry 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 13
  Total Credit Hours: 132