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Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Applied Dental Professional Practice) - MSc

University of Kent Centre for Professional Practice

Part time September PgDip, PgCert, Masters Module, MSc Part-time: 3 years

About the course

This course will be held at the University of Kent Medway Campus

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Applied Dental Professional Practice) MSc is a flexible, part-time, multi-professional postgraduate programme designed for dental professionals who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role.

Exploring a specific area of your profession you will consider the professional challenges associated with your practice and develop academic skills. You will gain the opportunities to analyse the current debates relating to key issues relevant to the professional dental context in which you are working and develop academic and professional skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of patient care of contemporary practice.

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Entry Requirements

A first or upper-second class degree and/or an equivalent professional qualification plus a minimum of two years’ practitioner experience as a registered dental professional with current registration to the General Dental Council. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages (View Website

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Student Profile(s)

Liam McKenna

Liam McKenna, Clinical Dental Technician
"My current role is a Clinical Dental Technician, Owner of a private Denture Clinic.
This was a wonderful journey. I was attracted to the MSc in Applied Dental Professional Practice delivered at the University of Kent for its foundation of learning that gave me a new vision of professionalism. This MSc programme would benefit all students in their professional working practice, as it is they who would evolve and transition on the pathway to clinical excellence.”

Dr Alfred Kolozsvari

Dr Alfred KOLOZSVARI graduated from the Advanced and Specialist Healthcare MSc in 2018.
He currently works at the HighStreet Medical Dental Practice in Medway and is the practice owner.

What attracted you to this programme?
I was interested in getting a greater understanding of advances in dental clinical practice, especially the appropriate evaluation of the existing evidence.

What have you particularly enjoyed so far?
The course was interactive, and as it was part-time, it allowed me to carry on with my clinical duties.

How would you describe the teaching?
The teaching was excellent. The tutors were excellent, with great educational and clinical skills. Those who taught the course had exceptional communication skills and individually supported us. The assignments were varied and helped us delve into areas that we would not have typically focused on.

Did you feel well supported in your studies?
I felt very supported by the whole CPP team from the registration process to my graduation. The other students were friendly, approachable and we bonded well.

What about the facilities on campus?
The campus was easily accessed, has a fantastic library, and has modern facilities. It is very conducive to learning.

How do you think your studies have developed you in your working practice?
The course has given me a different perspective regarding clinic-based practice and has helped me improve myself and the rest of my practice team.

What were you researching for your dissertation? Can you give one specific example of what you are doing differently in your practice as a result of your research?
My dissertation dealt with the training needs of Foundation Dentists regarding the management of ADHD and Autism patients with dental problems. Once the gaps in training were identified, I came up with a training pack that could be used to train them and get them to understand the needs of such patients and how to help the patients feel more comfortable and relaxed while providing dental care.

Do you have any advice for future applicants?
I would strongly recommend applicants to take this course as it helps change how one evaluates evidence-based practice and allows you to grow in areas that make you a more rounded practitioner. Identify an area that is close to your heart when you choose your dissertation topic, as the course allows you to delve into the topic in depth and helps

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