This part-time, online modular programme provides masters-level education for primary care clinicians, with a particular emphasis on restorative dentistry.
The structure of the degree is designed to meet the needs of dental practitioners from all over the world.
The programme develops your ability to take an evidence-based approach to clinical practice and to assess and provide quality primary dental care.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
Each course will run over a period of six or twelve weeks (depending on the credits) with participation in online discussions and completion of timed tasks being a compulsory part of the process.
The programme is supported by a virtual learning environment (VLE) and all the educational material is available online. Coursework for assessment is uploaded to the site and there is an active student discussion board available alongside tutor-led discussions. All of the modules provide continuous assessment.
Maintenance of a portfolio of evidence is an essential component of assessment. Students are strongly encouraged to include a reflective element and to maintain a personal journal.
There is a significant commitment of time required to complete this programme and applicants should be aware that they will be required to take part in weekly tutorials and discussions. It is estimated that between 15-20 hours of clinical time and personal study will be required each week.
You may choose to study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
Year 1 (certificate) and Year 2 (diploma) courses include:
In Year 3 (masters), you will complete a research dissertation and carry out clinical case reports.
An annual summer school will be run in the Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute to reinforce the clinical-skills coaching element of the teaching.
This masters degree does not allow entry to any specialist lists, but it will aid promotion in a primary dental care career pathway, particularly within a salaried service.
General Dental Practitioners who wish to be involved with teaching or research will also find this an important qualification.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FGDP UK) have accredited the degree towards their Fellowship career pathway.
Leadership and management skills are essential for all qualified dental professionals. The skills ensure appropriate patient care is
delivered and for driving innovation within dental practices.
Whether you are the principal dentist or part of the practice management team, you are often responsible for a broad range of nonclinical
aspects of the business including the performance management of staff, managing resources, marketing and budgetary
This new qualification, delivered by the UK’s leading dental education provider, Healthcare Learning is a nationally recognised
qualification specifically tailored for dental professionals. The qualification is approved by the Institute of Leadership & Management
(ILM), and learners are eligible to join this professional body.
The part-time programme is delivered online, over a period of 6 months and is designed to fit around the busy lives of dental
professionals. The course requires only 4-6 hours studying per week.
An experienced faculty with a wealth of experience of both Leadership Development and Dentistry deliver this highly interactive
programme. This is complemented by high quality eLearning. Assignments focus on addressing real-world challenges in the
participant’s own Dental Practice.
The majority of the learning will be on-line and will combine
interactive distance learning, webinars, recorded lectures and
live learning. This is an integrated programme, using the best
of new media and technology.
The education support platform provides the following:
- Student Profile
- Learning Plan
- Key Events Calendar
- My Progress Tracking
- E-learning modules
- Access to ILM Studying Membership resources
The course consists of 4 units, focusing upon key leadership
topics relevant for Dentists and Dental Practice Managers:
• Understanding the Management Role (to Improve
• Budgetary Planning and Control
• Managing Resources
• Planning and Leading (a Complex Team Activity)
Each unit is typically offered twice a year, with the option to
join the programme at any point (for example: participants
could start studying with ‘Managing Resources’, completing
their programme with ‘Budgetary Planning and Control’).
that provides the essential skills required by Dental
Professionals working in a management role.
challenges in the participant’s own Dental Practice.
participants to access the course regardless of place
We are currently accepting applications for starting January 2018 onwards.
To find out more and how to apply contact us on +44 (0)20 7400 8989 or email [email protected]
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