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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Dental Sedation and Pain Management Postgraduate Certificate
This programme offers the opportunity to develop theoretical and practical competencies in the fast developing world of sedation and pain management, with an emphasis on providing safe, effective sedation as an operator-sedationist or a dedicated sedation practitioner, in keeping with current best practice and in line with contemporary UK and international guidelines.
What will I learn?
Apart from theoretical training, the programme provides clinical attachments to a UCL/EDI course mentor at accredited sedation clinics in or near London. Participants receive training in pre-sedation assessment, how to administer sedation to patients for standard sedation techniques under the guidance of the mentors, and observe the criteria set for recovery and discharge of patients after sedation.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Eastman is a major centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences. It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and has a world-wide reputation for its specialist training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.
Students on this programme benefit from first-class facilities for both education and research which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques which ensures experience of managing complex clinical problems.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Part-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of four core modules worth 15 credits each.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through lectures, clinical skills seminars, problem-based learning and directly supervised clinical sessions sedating patients. Students also receive simulation training in the management of medical emergencies at UCLH. Assessment is through log books, problem-based learning, written examination papers, oral examination and a 3,000 word-referenced essay. In addition, assessment of the participants' clinical skills and attitudes will be undertaken during the clinical attachments.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental or medical qualification and have a minimum of three years' clinical experience. In addition they must be currently in practice and hold current General Dental Council or General Medical Council registration.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 21 March 2014. To obtain further information about applying for this programme, please contact Miss Nisha Gosai (email@example.com), Registry Officer, EDI Registry Office, First Floor Victoria Wing, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD.
Who can apply?
This limited attendance programme is offered in May of each year and is open to both dental and medical practitioners.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- why you want to study Dental Sedation and Pain Management at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
- what is your clinical/theoretical experience related to this programme
- whether you think you would be able to offer conscious sedation as an option for patient treatment in your surgeries
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS: Associate Specialist Oral Surgery
- Huddersfield Dental Implants and Cosmetics: Dentist
- UCLH NHS Foundation Trust: Consultant
- University of the Western Cape: Diploma in Conscious Sedation
- NHS Islington: Clinical Director
- Islington Primary Care Trust: Senior Dental Officer
- Special Care Dentistry: Dentist
- University of Leeds: Clinical Tutor
- MP Dental Practice: Practice Principal
- Nightingale Clinic: Sedationist
- Whalebone Clinic: Sedationist
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