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Overview

Dundee's MDPH course can lead to a practical or academic career supporting the development of Dental Public Health and reducing dental health inequality in the world of Community Dentistry.

This course is unique to Scotland, and is a joint venture between the internationally renowned Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) at the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine, University of Dundee.

Using the World Health Organisation (WHO) Oral Health Programme strapline 'think global act local', the course will provide you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to develop a career in government-based and national Dental Public Health programmes.

This Community Dentistry course also focuses on evidence-based dentistry, with input from Derek Richards, Director for the Centre of Evidence-Based Dentistry, and Professor Jan Clarkson, Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Oral Health Group.

Flexible Degrees

The flexibility of the degrees offered:

  • MDPH - 12 months full-time, 24-60 months part-time
  • PGDip - 9 months full-time, 18 months part-time
  • PGCert - 9 months part-time

Who should study this course?

A Masters in Dental Public Health (MDPH) is the ideal course of study for those who are passionate about reducing oral health inequality.

It is designed for dental practitioners, dental health professionals and academics with an interest in Dental Public Health.

In particular, there is support for those who undertake this course while training to become specialists or consultants in Dental Public Health in Tayside and elsewhere.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

A variety of teaching methods will be used including lectures, tutorials, discussion groups, self-directed learning including the use of internet based resources and supervised research.

The programme of studies will provide structured support sessions for students who encounter difficulties. In addition, students are encouraged to contact lecturers to raise specific questions.

How you will be assessed

Performance is monitored by continuous assessment throughout the programme. Written and oral examinations are held in December and March. Examinations are graded pass (A to D) or fail.

Students must pass in all written and oral examinations in order to progress from the Diploma onto the Masters.

What you will study

If you're studying for a MDPH you will undertake research and write a dissertation.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Careers

MDPH graduates pursue careers in health service planning, government offices, national and international health agencies, and in academia.

Additionally, this programme will enhance current dental careers with research skills and knowledge, and give a broad base of dental health knowledge applicable in other dental healthcare fields.

Roquiyah Alsomali graduated from our Dental Public Health course in 2015. She is working with the UNFPA (United National Populations Fund) in Somalia as a Trainer for the Somali Health Demographic Survey.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.


Visit the MDPH Dental Public Health page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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