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This part-time, online modular programme provides masters-level education for primary care clinicians, with a particular emphasis on restorative dentistry. Read more

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.

Online learning

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.

Programme structure

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:

  • Introduction to Clinical Evidence
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Direct Restorations
  • Dental Clinic Management
  • Occlusal Management of the Restored Natural Dentition
  • Endodontics in Primary Dental Care
  • Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care
  • Indirect Restorations
  • Restoration of the Edentulous Space

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.

Career opportunities

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.



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This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. Read more
This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Aimed at providing all primary health care professionals with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community, as well as research skills and health service evaluation, this course is suitable for those aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care, including:

- experienced doctors
- doctors in training
- community and practice based nurses
- pharmacists
- any other health care professionals

About the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is a major international centre for research and education, make huge strides in finding solutions to major health problems including ageing, cancer, cardiovascular, dental, endocrine, inflammatory diseases, infection (including antibiotic resistance), rare diseases and trauma.
We tackle global healthcare problems through excellence in basic and clinical science, and improve human health by delivering tangible real-life benefits in the fight against acute and chronic disease.
Situated in the largest healthcare region in the country, with access to one of the largest and most diverse populations in Europe, we are positioned to address major global issues and diseases affecting today’s society through our eight specialist research institutes.
With over 1,000 academic staff and around £60 million of new research funding per year, the College of Medical and Dental Sciences is dedicated to performing world-leading research.
We care about our research and teaching and are committed to developing outstanding scientists and healthcare professionals of the future. We offer our postgraduate community a unique learning experience taught by academics who lead the way in research in their field.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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The internationally renowned Dental Public Health MSc at UCL offers a challenging and innovative programme of study. Based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, a particular strength of the programme is the focus on exploring the application of public health philosophy to dental public health issues. Read more
The internationally renowned Dental Public Health MSc at UCL offers a challenging and innovative programme of study. Based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, a particular strength of the programme is the focus on exploring the application of public health philosophy to dental public health issues.

Degree information

Students develop a broad understanding of the philosophy of dental public health, and in particular the underlying social, economic and political determinants of health. They are able to describe and apply the key principles of the Primary Health Care Approach, and demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of current concepts and theories.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a project report (60 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Philosophy and Principles of Dental Public Health
-Oral Epidemiology
-Basic Statistics for Medical Sciences
-Principles and Practice of Oral Health Promotion
-Research Methods in Dental Public Health
-Regression Modelling
-Evidence Based Dental Practice
-Planning for Better Oral Health

Dissertation/report
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a report of no more than 12,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is designed to encourage maximum student participation and involvement, and is based upon small group teaching seminars, where a questioning approach is actively encouraged, enabling students to challenge the basis for current dental policy and practice. Assessment is through internal assignments, examination, oral presentation and the research dissertation.

Careers

Many former students have become chief dental officers, dental public health academics and planners in their own countries.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Demonstrator, King Saud University
-Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India
-Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS) Part II, Royal College of Surgeons of England
-MRes Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL)
-Periodontology, University of Manchester

Employability
Many of our completing students go on to work within governing bodies, healthcare institutions and local dentist practices. A large number also go on to commence research degrees within their specified areas of interest at various higher education institutes around the world.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is one of the world's pioneering universities with a reputation for high quality research. Located in the heart of London it is a stimulating and exciting environment in which to study.

Epidemiology & Public Health is a friendly, thriving multidisciplinary department. Staff, specialising in biology, dentistry, economics, epidemiology, medicine, psychology, public health, statistics and sociology, aim to develop a better understanding of health and prevention of ill health through vigorous research at a global, national and local level. This knowledge is applied via teaching and contributions to national and international health policy and the wider public understanding on health.

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Our postgraduate Dental Implantology course provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). Read more
Our postgraduate Dental Implantology course provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). Students can choose to study for an MSc or a PGDip.

Dental Implantology aims to develop a critical understanding and the ability to evaluate the clinical theory, practice and associated research applied to the practice of dental implantology as a mode of referred treatment. Our postgraduate course will provide you with the opportunities to apply the clinical theory, practice and associated research in the provision of dental implantology within the primary care setting. This course focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner.

INDUSTRY LINKS

Completion of this programme of study provides 60 allowable credits towards the FGDP (UK) Career Pathway (Clinical); 30 allowable credits towards the Career Pathway (Other).

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The programme encompasses a blended learning approach and consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, clinic training sessions and laboratory visits. Each person will be assigned a personal tutor for the entire programme.

Each module of your course will have a series of assessments and examinations - these are designed to develop and test your core knowledge and skills at regular intervals throughout the programme. Assessments focus on your higher levels skills of diagnosis and planning, rather than simply remembering facts. Typical assessments would include analysis of given clinical cases OSCEs and essays.

FURTHER INFORMATION

During the course (two years PgDip; three years MSc) you will be expected to attend up to 20 study / assessment days per year. Many of these sessions will be within the School of Dentistry on the main UCLan Preston campus, though some sessions will be timetabled in the adjacent UCLan Dental Clinic, where you will observe, assist and ultimately lead in clinical treatment. To accompany the study days, much of the course content, including lecture notes, PowerPoint slides, and assignments will be delivered to you via the University’s Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), allowing you to both prepare work for study days and undertake additional work independently from your home location.

Work in the early part of the course will comprise lectures, presentations and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility. As you move through the course you will progress to working on live patients under close supervision within the UCLan Dental Clinic. Here skills will be developed and assessed through Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS). The academic underpinning that supports this discipline will be developed though lectures, presentations, directed reading and case-based discussions, which you and others in the group will be expected to prepare and lead. Group sizes are generally small (typically 10 per cohort) leading to an informal and supportive learning environment where you can ensure that your own learning needs are being met.

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In light of its emphasis on research, one of the main aims of the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Public Health and Primary Care (PDDPHPC) is to provide in-depth training in both clinical and laboratory skills as well as in the epidemiology of oral diseases, paying particular attention to those research methodologies of greatest interest in dentistry and related basic sciences. Read more
In light of its emphasis on research, one of the main aims of the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Public Health and Primary Care (PDDPHPC) is to provide in-depth training in both clinical and laboratory skills as well as in the epidemiology of oral diseases, paying particular attention to those research methodologies of greatest interest in dentistry and related basic sciences. Emphasis is also placed on statistical analysis and an understanding of how to use such procedures to obtain the conclusions that allow and aid evidence-based decision-making and to apply appropriate health policies in accordance with the need and public resources of the population.

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This full-time course is open to international applicants only. This unique course will advance your skills and clinical development in general dental practice providing core skills in oral health, patient challenges and dealing with complex dental cases. Read more

Summary

This full-time course is open to international applicants only.

This unique course will advance your skills and clinical development in general dental practice providing core skills in oral health, patient challenges and dealing with complex dental cases. The course has a heavily clinically-based nature and is the only course in the UK that provides an integrated postgraduate clinical education.

The course has been designed in close collaboration with General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) to provide flexible, tailored support and will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills to provide more complex care for patients.

Aimed at experienced dental surgeons seeking personal, professional and clinical progression the course will develop your problem solving skills within a patient-focused clinical setting.

Course Content

Using specially designed Case-Based Learning, you'll be able to relate your learning to a simulated clinical case, thereby embedding your newfound knowledge in a meaningful and useful way.

The programme includes:
- Content across all General Dental Practice disciplines
- High quality supervised clinical education
- Innovative Case-Based Learning materials
- Teaching in small groups
- World-leading virtual experience in our clinical rehearsal suite
- Access to advanced haptic training simulations
- Teaching by tutors who really understand the needs of general dental practitioners
- Mentoring from an experienced, practising general dental practitioner

Modules total 120 credits each year of which 40-60 credits will be clinical practice.

Career Opportunities

This unique programme includes extensive clinical experience and assessment of skills and will support your clinical development to an Advanced level. These higher level skills will be invaluable to future employers in your home country and will allow you to upskill in core competences in dentistry.

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This is a web-based distance-learning course that provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help you to develop a critical evidence-based approach to planning services and improving oral health at a population level. Read more
This is a web-based distance-learning course that provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help you to develop a critical evidence-based approach to planning services and improving oral health at a population level.

A number of pathways can be followed through this programme leading to different awards, as follows:
-Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH)
-Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Public Health (PGDip DPH)
-Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Public Health (PGCert DPH)
-Course units may also be taken singly.

Aims

Successful completion of this course will enable you to:
-Critically assess evidence that underlies oral health practice
-Use a population approach to health issues
-Demonstrate skills that contribute to public health policy-making and service planning
-Demonstrate the skills necessary to research and answer population health questions

There is a special emphasis throughout the course on the critical appraisal of the evidence base and an international perspective on population health.

Course unit details

Course units available will vary from time to time. Currently available are:

Core units
-Biostatistics
-Evidence Based Practice
-Fundamentals of Epidemiology
-Oral Health and Disease in Populations
-Implementing Strategy in Dental Services

Options
-Working with Communities
-Health Economics
-Health Promotion Theory and Methods
-Management 2: Quality and Managing Services
-Primary Health Care
-Qualitative Research Methods
-Advanced Epidemiology
-Emergency Planning, Response and Resilience
-Evidence Based Public Health
-Health System Challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries
-Impact, Information and Evaluation
-Health Economics
-UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy
-Understanding Drug Misuse

Course units can be taken as part of a programme or individually. Each course unit is 15 credits.

Career opportunities

The course is designed to equip students for practice and research in the field of planning and delivery of oral health services. Tutors will work with students to apply this within their own context and health care system. Our students come from a range of occupations including clinicians, managers, commissioners, providers or researchers.

The course is also recognised as part of training in the higher specialty of dental public health and as preparation for the Diploma in Dental Public Health of the Royal College of Surgeons.

International students are welcome. No prior detailed knowledge of dentistry, the NHS or service planning is assumed.

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This distance-learning web-based MRes course provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help you develop a critical evidence-based approach to planning services and improving oral health at a population level. Read more
This distance-learning web-based MRes course provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help you develop a critical evidence-based approach to planning services and improving oral health at a population level. The MRes will develop skills for health services research and be especially suitable for those who wish to study for a PhD subsequently but have limited experience of research.

The MRes comprises 6 course units and a dissertation [180 credits in total]:
-Biostatistics [15 credits]
-Epidemiology [15 credits]
-Evidence Based Practice [15 credits]
-Dissertation/project [90 credits]

Three optional course units [15 credits each] which must include at least one of the following units:
-Oral health and Disease in Populations
-Implementing Strategy in Dental Services
-Qualitative Research Methods [15 credits] is a prerequisite for any students planning a qualitative dissertation.

Part-time students are advised to take at least two core course units in the first year of the course, full-time students are advised to complete two core units in the first semester.

Aims

Successful completion of this course will enable you to:
-Critically assess evidence that underlies oral health practice
-Use a population approach to health issues
-Demonstrate skills that contribute to public health policy making and service planning
-Demonstrate advanced skills necessary to research and answer population health questions
-Apply your research skills to a higher degree (PhD) programme

Throughout there is a special emphasis on the critical appraisal of the evidence base and an international perspective on population health.

Course unit details

Course units available will vary from time to time. Currently available are:

Core units
-Biostatistics
-Evidence Based Practice
-Fundamentals of Epidemiology
-Oral Health and Disease in Populations
-Implementing Strategy in Dental Services

Options
-Working with Communities
-Health Economics
-Health Promotion Theory and Methods
-Management 2: Quality and Managing Services
-Primary Health Care
-Qualitative Research Methods
-Advanced Epidemiology
-Emergency Planning, Response and Resilience
-Evidence Based Public Health
-Health System Challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries
-Impact, Information and Evaluation
-Health Economics
-UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy
-Understanding Drug Misuse

Course units can be taken as part of a programme or individually. Each course unit is 15 credits.

Career opportunities

The course is designed to equip students for practice and research in the field of planning and delivery of oral health services. Tutors will work with students to apply this within their own context and health care system. Our students come from a range of occupations including clinicians, managers, commissioners, providers or researchers. It is especially suitable if you are planning an academic career in dentistry or hoping to study for a PhD subsequently.

The course is also recognised as part of training in the higher specialty of dental public health and as preparation for the Diploma in Dental Public Health of the Royal College of Surgeons.

International students are welcome. No prior detailed knowledge of dentistry, the NHS, research or service planning is assumed.

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This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. Read more

About the course

This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes.

The programme includes all the features of the first two years of the Curriculum and Specialist Training Programme in Orthodontics approved by the UK General Dental Council.

Your career

We offer clinical and non-clinical courses that will further your career and develop your interests. Many of our clinical graduates go on to specialist dental practice, hospital practice or academic posts.

World-leading dental school

Our internationally recognised oral and dental research is organised into two overarching themes: ‘clinical and person centred’ and ‘basic and applied’. These themes are supported by three interdisciplinary research groups: Bioengineering and Health Technologies, Integrated Bioscience, and Person Centred and Population Oral Health.

We believe that dental science should not be constrained by the traditional boundaries created by specific clinical disciplines and that progress derives from a multidisciplinary approach. Our research supports our teaching enabling a blended approach to learning.
Your course will make the most of virtual learning environments and advanced practical sessions, as well as traditional lectures and seminars.

Facilities

You’ll develop your clinical skills in one of our two clinical skills labs or in our new virtual reality Simulation Suite where you can use haptic technology to undertake a range of clinical techniques.

You’ll complete your clinical training in Sheffield’s Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There are 150 dental units with modern facilities for treatment under sedation, a well-equipped dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.

We have new modern research facilities and laboratories for tissue culture, molecular biology, materials science and histology- microscopy. All laboratories have dedicated technical support and academic expertise to guide you.

Health clearance

If you’re starting a course that involves exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues, you must conform to the national guidelines for the protection of patients, health care workers and students. Before admission to a clinical course we’ll need to check that you’re not an infectious carrier of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV and that you do not have tuberculosis. A positive test doesn’t necessarily exclude you from dental training.

Our immunisation requirements are constantly being reviewed to ensure we meet current Department of Health guidance. You need to comply with these if you are offered a place. You’ll get more information when you apply, but if you have any questions on health clearance issues, please get in touch.

Disclosure and Barring Service

If you apply for one of our clinical courses you’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure. If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind-over orders, please tell us about them on your application form. If you have not lived in the UK in the preceding five years before you commence our programme, you’ll need to provide us with a Certificate of Good Standing from the police authority in your home country. You’ll get more information on the DBS and the Certificate of Good Standing when you apply.

Local NHS policies and procedures

Clinical training in Charles Clifford Dental Hospital requires you to comply with their policies and procedures, which include the Department of Health policy on being ‘bare below the elbow’. For clarification on these policies and procedures before you apply, please see our website.

Core modules for both programmes

Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I; Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II; Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry; Principles of Clinical Management; Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal; Orthodontic Case Studies and Dissertation.

Additional core modules for DClinDent Orthodontics

Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes I, II, and III; Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Principles; Research Project Literature Review; Orthodontic Thesis.

Teaching

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, online learning, demonstrations, clinical sessions, laboratory and typodont exercises. Working with a number of patients, you’ll get extensive practical clinical experience in the use of fixed, removable and functional appliances.

Assessment

Continuous assessment, final examination with clinical and academic components, dissertation based on research project, presentation of selected patient records.

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This modular part-time programme is particularly suitable for academically gifted medical and dental trainees with the potential to be the independent researchers of the future. Read more
This modular part-time programme is particularly suitable for academically gifted medical and dental trainees with the potential to be the independent researchers of the future.

Applications for admisson in October 2016 are now open, the deadline to receive applications by is Friday 29 July 2016 (12 noon UK time).

Description

This progamme is designed to be taken by Academic Clinical Fellows alongside work commitments, the Health Research programme exists to enable students to:

- develop skills of research, design and data analysis in both qualitative and quantitative research

- critically evaluate health research

- identify, critically appraise and incorporate the results of medical and social science research into the day-to-day decision-making of clinical, scientific and administrative practice

- apply the principles of evidence-based practice in health care settings

- plan how to implement the findings of research to improve health care

- use theories and principles underpinning clinical research to inform their own research practice.

The programme is delivered through the Department for Continuing Education, with the expertise in curriculum design and teaching drawn from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, and the Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School.

Visit the website https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/postgraduate-certificate-in-health-research

Programme details

The Postgraduate Certificate is normally completed between 1-2 years. It consists of three assessed taught modules and includes thorough introductions to the principles of evidence-based practice in health, and to study design and research methods.

Compulsory Modules

• The Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care
• Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods

The third module may be chosen from the following list:

- Clinical Trial Management
- Ethics for Biosciences
- Mixed Methods in Health Research
- Knowledge into Action
- Evidence-based Diagnosis and Screening
- Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research
- Systematic Reviews
- Randomized Controlled Trials
- Qualitative Research Methods
- The Structure of Clinical Trials and Experimental Therapeutics
- How to do Research on Therapeutic Interventions: Protocol preparation
- Biological Therapeutics
- Pharmacodynamics, Biomarkers and Personalised Therapy
- Adverse drug reactions, drug interactions and Pharmacovigilance
- Drug development, Pharmacokinetics and Imaging

Course aims

At the end of the course students will be able to:

- demonstrate a knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques appropriate for solving evidence-based health care/health-research problems and be able to translate (through a critical comprehension of the relative advantages and disadvantages) that understanding into good clinical practice

- demonstrate a range of research skills enabling them to complete research successfully, either as part of a research team or as an individual

- acquire, interpret and analyse biological information with a critical understanding of the appropriate contexts for their use through the study of the existing primary literature in the field

- apply skills and expertise gained across the medical and biological sciences expected of professional researchers

Students will know and understand:

- health-care organizations, their management and the changing context in which they operate

- the ethical issues in health research and research governance

- methods to integrate and synthesise different sorts of information, from diverse sources, when making both individual patient and health-policy decisions in a wide range of situations

- the key issues for evidence-based practice in their own professional area or specialty

- how to work comfortably in situations of uncertainty and make sound judgements in the absence of definitive evidence

- research methods and concepts in the field of health and health care

All graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research will be able to:

- understand the role of most commonly used methods appropriate for specifying problems through a critical comprehension of the relative advantages and disadvantages of these methods

- understand and express the main principles of some commonly applied techniques and methods

- explain the rationale for the selection of tools used in the analysis of phenomena.

Assessment methods

To complete the Postgraduate Certificate students must:

- Attend and complete the 2 compulsory modules and 1 option module.

Students will also be expected to complete three written assignments, usually of no more than 4000 words, one on each of the chosen modules above.

With the exception of the online modules, the EBHC modules are based on an eight week study cycle. Week One is a preparatory week where you may be required to undertake some pre-reading and to familiarise yourself with the Virtual Learning Environment. During Week Two you are required to attend the face to face teaching week in Oxford. This is followed by an additional six weeks where you are expected to participate in online activities and submit your assignment

Level and demands

Candidates will, in all but exceptional circumstances be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate with optional progression on successful completion to the Diploma, provided that a candidate:

- has successfully completed the final year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent; or

- has an appropriate degree or equivalent professional qualification in a profession allied to medicine with post-qualification experience

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate an approach to their study which includes demonstrable skills of critical analysis, wide contextual knowledge and the ability to manage their own time.

Additionally candidates should:

- have a good working knowledge of email, internet, word processing and Windows applications (for communications with course members, course team and administration)

- show evidence of the ability to commit time to study and an employer's commitment to make time available to study, complete course work and attend course and University events and modules

Successful candidates will normally provide evidence of all of the following:

- A professional interest in Health Research, evidenced by prior experience, qualification and work

- Motivation and ability to complete the course

- A clear and well argued understanding of the benefits of the course to the candidate's current employment and future prospects

Find out how to apply here - http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research page on the University of Oxford website for more details!

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Given the complex and evolving nature of multi-professional health care, skilled practitioners must be able to lead service transformation through advanced clinical assessment and decision making at the interface between primary and secondary care. Read more
Given the complex and evolving nature of multi-professional health care, skilled practitioners must be able to lead service transformation through advanced clinical assessment and decision making at the interface between primary and secondary care. Based on international research, developed with clinical experts and delivered within world-class learning facilities, this programme has been designed with high quality, research informed person-centred care at its heart.

This programme allows you the flexibility to complete modules within a three year timescale. The modules generally run in one or two week blocks making travelling and self-study time more straightforward to fit in. We also offer a distance-learning module.

The programme includes a range of modules in areas such as advanced health assessment and clinical decision making, leadership in advanced clinical practice, project management and research. There are opportunities to include Independent Prescribing or specialist clinical modules such as palliative and end of life care, care of older adults with complex needs, health promotion and public health.

Exit awards available are:

Advanced Clinical Health Assessment and Decision Making - PGCert
Advancing Clinical Practice - PGDip
Advanced Clinical Practice – MSc

About the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is a major international centre for research and education, make huge strides in finding solutions to major health problems including ageing, cancer, cardiovascular, dental, endocrine, inflammatory diseases, infection (including antibiotic resistance), rare diseases and trauma.
We tackle global healthcare problems through excellence in basic and clinical science, and improve human health by delivering tangible real-life benefits in the fight against acute and chronic disease.
Situated in the largest healthcare region in the country, with access to one of the largest and most diverse populations in Europe, we are positioned to address major global issues and diseases affecting today’s society through our eight specialist research institutes.
With over 1,000 academic staff and around £60 million of new research funding per year, the College of Medical and Dental Sciences is dedicated to performing world-leading research.
We care about our research and teaching and are committed to developing outstanding scientists and healthcare professionals of the future. We offer our postgraduate community a unique learning experience taught by academics who lead the way in research in their field.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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The MSc in Paediatric Dentistry is for dental graduates wanting to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia. Read more

Summary

The MSc in Paediatric Dentistry is for dental graduates wanting to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills.

As part of the clinical training, you will be treating patients in consultant, trauma and sedation clinics. You’ll treat a wide range of medically compromised children, which may require you to liaise with paediatric specialists and anaesthetists prior to treatment under general anaesthesia.

Accreditation

The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) aims to maintain and improve the quality of advanced education of Paediatric Dentistry in Europe. It has developed standards for educational instituitions to evaluate against. EAPD endorsement of this programme testifies to the standard of training we provide.

Course Content

Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills training. Modules cover paediatric-specific, general and research topics, reflecting the range of skills and knowledge the specialty demands.

Learning on the programme enables you to:
- Demonstrate in-depth and specialist knowledge of concepts and information, and master techniques relevant to clinical paediatric dentistry
- Exhibit a mastery in the exercise of generic dental and paediatrics-specific intellectual abilities
- Apply a comprehensive understanding of techniques to your research or advanced scholarship
- Proactively formulate, develop, implement and evaluate ideas and hypotheses
- Evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in dentistry with emphasis on paediatric dentistry.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia. Some graduates choose the path of academic research and subsequently undertake a PhD.

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The course is designed for experienced dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in endodontics, the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and surrounding tissues. Read more
The course is designed for experienced dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in endodontics, the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and surrounding tissues.

Aims

The aims of the separate units/components of the course are:
-Research Methods Unit (15 credits): To equip you with skills in design, execution and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.
-Biostatistics Unit (15 credits): To provide you with skills in data collection, simple analysis and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.
-Specialist Clinical Component (90 credits): To give you an understanding of the scientific basis of endodontics, with particular emphasis on current theories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of adult patients. You will explore related specialist areas such as the interfaces between endodontics and orthodontics, implants and periodontics, treatment of the younger patient, treatment of the older patients, comprehensive patient care, the worn dentition, microbial implications in endodontics, etc.
-Dissertation Unit (60 credits): To train you in the identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project (dissertation) and to give students experience of working independently. You will be encouraged to undertake an evidence-based approach to their dissertation.

Teaching and learning

Students will be encouraged to attend specialist society meetings.

Teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for their own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.

The course usually consists of three clinical sessions a week with a mix of treatment and observation.

Career opportunities

Motivated individuals can develop careers in a range of areas including clinical practice, teaching and research.

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This course is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. It specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using a combination of fixed, removable and implant-supported prostheses. Read more
This course is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics.

It specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using a combination of fixed, removable and implant-supported prostheses. In addition to this, you will also complete training in laboratory procedures as well as the clinical diagnosis and management of the temporomandibular disorders.

Aims

This course aims to:
-Ensure you are competent in the design and interpretation of original clinical research at the forefront of current dental research (including data collection and statistical analysis using appropriate computer software);
-Provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues involved in the scientific basis of fixed and removable prosthodontics;
-Provide knowledge relating to the contemporary practise of fixed and removable prosthodontics, (including an appreciation of an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive patient care), to allow communication with both specialist non-specialist audiences;
provide you with the knowledge and experience to plan, implement and complete a research project showing initiative and personal responsibility;
-Develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable critical evaluation and problem solving for prosthodontic problems to allow you to practise independently at the appropriate level.

Additional course information

There are four distinct separate units of the course, which are:
-Research Methods Unit (15 credits)
-Biostatistics Unit (15 credits)
-Specialist Clinical Component (90 credits)
-Dissertation Unit (60 credits)

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.

Coursework and assessment

-Research Methods: Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.
-Biostatistics: Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments
-Specialist clinical component: assessed via a variety of formative and summative methods. These include: Patient logs; submission of clinical and technical skills work; written assignments and structured essay papers; Multiple Short Answer (MSA); Single Best Answer (SBA) and Extended Matching Question (EMQ) papers; Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER); mini-case write-ups and structured oral examinations.
-Dissertation (10,000-15,000 words).

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Our Dentistry PhD/MSc by Research will equip you with the skills you need to contribute to research that focuses on the scientific basis of oral and dental disease, providing innovative solutions to important problems significantly impacting the population and help to deliver a vision for improving oral and general health. Read more
Our Dentistry PhD/MSc by Research will equip you with the skills you need to contribute to research that focuses on the scientific basis of oral and dental disease, providing innovative solutions to important problems significantly impacting the population and help to deliver a vision for improving oral and general health.

As part of the School of Dentistry, you will work amongst the very best researchers to produce original and distinctive globally leading research, with the ultimate aim to provide novel diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to the most common oral and general health problems.

Our PhD/MSc by Research program is intended for students who wish to obtain high quality research training that will enable them to conduct independent investigative research.

You can choose from a range of research areas within Dentistry covering:

Biomaterials
Primary Dental Care
Tissue Injury and Repair
You will work closely with your supervisory team who will help you clarify your project and support your development. Your thesis will represent an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate independent judgement.

About the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is a major international centre for research and education, make huge strides in finding solutions to major health problems including ageing, cancer, cardiovascular, dental, endocrine, inflammatory diseases, infection (including antibiotic resistance), rare diseases and trauma.
We tackle global healthcare problems through excellence in basic and clinical science, and improve human health by delivering tangible real-life benefits in the fight against acute and chronic disease.
Situated in the largest healthcare region in the country, with access to one of the largest and most diverse populations in Europe, we are positioned to address major global issues and diseases affecting today’s society through our eight specialist research institutes.
With over 1,000 academic staff and around £60 million of new research funding per year, the College of Medical and Dental Sciences is dedicated to performing world-leading research.
We care about our research and teaching and are committed to developing outstanding scientists and healthcare professionals of the future. We offer our postgraduate community a unique learning experience taught by academics who lead the way in research in their field.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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