A dynamic programme that challenges you to think critically about oral health at population level. Subjects covered include the philosophy and principles of dental public health; the major health problems of a community (and their determinants); the organisation and delivery of oral health services; research methods, epidemiology and statistics; methods of control and prevention of oral and dental diseases; planning and evaluation for oral health; and social and behavioural sciences as applied to dentistry.
Research themes include the social determinants of oral health inequalities, the burden of oral diseases on individuals and society, and health services research, including dental workforce.
Dental Public Health is especially for people, not just dentists, who intend to become planners, managers of services, epidemiologists, health promoters and teachers of public health dental subjects. The programme consists of six modules with assignments and written examinations, and a research project in dental public health assessed by dissertation. It includes opportunities to work and learn with a multidisciplinary team, practical experience in some dental public health activities, and involvement in high quality research. The programme is also recognised for the Royal College of
Surgeons of England Diploma in Dental Public Health examination.
The MSc in Dental Public Health programme aims to produce a highly knowledgeable individual, proficient and skilful in dental public health with an
appreciation of the need for lifelong learning and the need for application of advances in relevant knowledge.
Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, as follows: six taught modules, assessed by coursework and written examination and one research module, assessed by dissertation.
If you are applying from overseas, you must have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment to complete the programme successfully. You can apply without submitting evidence of your English proficiency, but you will be required to provide certificated proof of your competence in English before being offered an unconditional place. Strong candidates may be given a conditional offer, which will be subject to providing an English proficiency certificate within a specific timeframe. Therefore, we advise all candidates to make early arrangements to take an English proficiency test and preferably submit a copy with their application.
The MSc in Clinical Dentistry (Dental Public Health) offers you the opportunity to enhance professional, clinical and academic knowledge alongside others from multi-disciplinary backgrounds around the world.
The programme can equip you with the understanding and skills to manage the competing demands, resource implications and expectations inherent in providing a 21st century public dental service. It will suit dental professionals or public health professionals who want to grow their knowledge, skills and commitment to develop equitable and fair dental health services. It includes tutors from outside the university environment and with specialist knowledge and experience in oral health protection and the management of dental services locally.
The School has some of the most up-to-date facilities in the country and an excellent health sciences library. The dental hospital provides outstanding facilities for education and patient care.
This programme combines a research project with taught modules. The taught modules fall into two categories:
The research dissertation you work on over both semesters allows you to develop practical research skills.
Year 1 Compulsory modules
The programme is delivered as a series of modules, containing a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and practicals, complemented by e-learning.
The learning on the programme enables you to:
You’ll be assessed through a combination of in-course assessments, end of module written examination and an oral examination on your research dissertation.
Clinical placements may be possible with oral health promotion teams locally.
There are dental public health opportunities at all levels of health service planning, government offices and health departments, health agencies and in academia.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.