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Special Care Dentistry PG Cert

A part-time, one year postgraduate certificate programme that aims to bring dentists up to date with the latest knowledge relevant to the clinical practice of special care dentistry.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Part-time: 1 year

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£TBC (PT)
Overseas:
£TBC (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
26 June 2015
For full details of the application process, refer to the Institute of Special Care Dentistry PG Cert page.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.

English language requirement: Good

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.

International equivalencies

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 aims to provide a grounding in basic practical and academic skills necessary for the contemporary practice of special care dentistry, identifying key concepts which underlie successful patient treatment, together with an understanding of the evidence base for special care dentistry and the ability to critically access scientific literature.

Certificate students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of two core modules.

Core Modules

  • Ethics, Governance and Public Health Policy in Special Needs Dentistry
  • Applied Biology, Systemic Disease and Behavioural Sciences

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, journal clubs and clinics organised by many of the scientists and clinicians of the Institute and allied hospital.

Funding

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Successful graduates of this programme have progressed to:

  • Entry to the GDC specialist list for Special Care dentistry
  • Senior posts within the Special Care dentistry services

Employability

As well as enhancing their clinical skill and knowledge and increasing their opportunities for promotion, students are able to network with the senior UK specialists who teach on the programme. The interactions of graduates with staff has also lead to our staff being invited to lecture to the colleagues of graduates.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme's students benefit from a friendly, welcoming staff, comprehensive education portfolio, 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 in managing complex clinical problems.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's special care dentistry page.

Student / staff ratios › 80 staff › 420 taught students › 62 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

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 directed towards dentally qualified clinicians who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in special care dentistry to become a competent practitioner in the field within and outside the United Kingdom.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-06-26
For full details of the application process, refer to the Institute of Special Care Dentistry PG Cert page.

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 special care dentistry at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • what is your source of funding and is this something you have applied for already
  • what is your previous experience of special care dentistry
  • what are your plans after completion of this Master’s degree and how do you expect this qualification to help you.
  • 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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