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Endodontic Practice PG Dip

This postgraduate diploma programme is designed for dentists wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and clinical skills whilst continuing to work in practice, and is sustained part-time over two years.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Part time: 2 years

Tuition fees (2017/18)

UK/EU:
£16,610 (PT)
Overseas:
£24,140 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 1 June 2017

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and be registered with the General Dental Council in the UK, with a minimum of two years' post-qualification clinical experience. For further requirements please refer to the institute's Endodontic Practice PG Dip page.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree information

The programme enables participants to improve their knowledge and refine their practical and clinical skills. Subjects covered include the biological basis of disease management, as well as the clinical and technical aspects of treatment. The programme is delivered by leading clinicians, providing close support, coaching and mentoring to aid improvement in technical, clinical and cognitive domains.

Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits.

The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits).

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time one year) is offered.

Core modules

  • Level 1 Clinical Endodontics
  • Level 1 Endodontic Sciences
  • Level 1 Practical Endodontics
  • Level 2 Practical Endodontics
  • Generalist Skills
  • Special Interest Skills - Endodontic Surgery and Trauma Management
  • Special Interest Skills - Pulp Therapy, Primary Root Canal Treatment & Endodontic Retreatment

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

Not applicable.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, hands-on practical sessions and case conferences on practice-managed patients in the first year, followed by direct clinical supervision of patient management in the second year.

In year one, 28 contact days are required (including one induction day); in year two, 21 contact days are required.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Endodontic Practice PG Dip

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

The programme is ideal for the general dental practitioner wishing to develop his or her practice in endodontics in order to improve job-satisfaction and be able to offer patients a higher level of predictable care, and who may wish to work as a dentist with enhanced skills in endodontics. Graduates often decide to focus a main part of their practice to endodontics afterwards, whilst others prefer to maintain a broad-based practice with a special interest. A number have gone on to undertake the MSc in Endodontics or Specialist Training. A number have since taken up teaching.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The first year of the programme is delivered in a state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory under the direct coaching and mentoring of experienced teaching staff. This year lays the foundation of knowledge and integrates it with technical skill development. Clinical mentoring is provided on endodontic cases being treated in your own practice. The second year includes 18 days of directly supervised clinical work on patients at the institute with a staff:student ratio of 1:4, allowing maximum opportunity for clinical application of knowledge and technical skills developed in the first year. A clinical log-book is maintained throughout with reflections to ensure development.

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Student / staff numbers › 68 staff including 5 postdocs › 396 taught students › 98 research students

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Eastman Dental Institute
75% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is specifically designed for the general dental practitioner keen to follow a structured programme but unable to undertake full-time postgraduate study, wishing to work at a higher, more satisfying level and wishing to gain the skills required of a dentist with enhanced skills in Endodontics.

Application deadlines

All applicants
1 June 2017

For more information see our Applications page.

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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 this programme at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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