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  Dental Public Health MDPH

University College Cork    College of Medicine and Health

Full time September Other 1 year full time
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Are you ready to make a significant impact in the field of Dental Public Health? The Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH) programme at the University College Cork is designed to equip you with the expertise needed to lead and support the advancement of dental public health on a global scale. This innovative course emphasises student-directed learning, multi-disciplinary teaching, and problem-solving skills training. By enrolling in this programme, you will delve into key disciplines such as health informatics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and social policy, preparing you to analyse and address complex public health challenges. The course structure includes a mix of written examinations, project work, essays, and a minor dissertation, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. To qualify for this programme, applicants must hold a BDS (Hons) Degree or an equivalent qualification. If you are passionate about promoting oral health, tackling health inequalities, and enhancing healthcare services, this programme is the perfect choice for you. Join us at the Cork Dental School and Hospital to embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming a proficient dental public health specialist.

About the course

The aim of our Dental Public Health postgraduate programme is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and support the development of dental public health nationally and internationally.

Highly-trained public health specialists are required in Ireland and abroad to tackle issues such as health inequalities; their causes and solutions; communicable diseases; oral health; obesity; smoking and international health development. In particular, Dental public health is the science of preventing oral diseases, promoting oral health and improving the quality of life through organised efforts. It concerns not only actions directed at populations as a whole, but also at the groups and individuals that make up populations.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a BDS (Hons) Degree of the NUI or equivalent degree. Health care professionals, for example, medical doctors, nurses or auxiliary dental workers holding relevant degrees will also be considered.
Applicants must include a sample of their own written work with their application.
Applicants must satisfy an interview board.

All applicants should indicate on their application form their reasons for wishing to enter this programme and will be required to discuss these at the interview.


EU Fee (Full-time): €5,990
Non EU Fee (Full-time): €12,400

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