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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Two years, three days per week

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    13 March 2019

Our Special Care Dentistry MSc will give you a theoretical foundation in the subject and develop your clinical skills so that you can help patients who need special care including patients with special educational needs, disabilities and genetic conditions. We put particular emphasis on the use of behaviour management techniques, analgesia, sedation and general anaesthesia.

Key benefits

  • Specialty-leading reputation for treating adults who are dentally anxious with both pharmacological methods and psychological treatments
  • Training and teaching in a range of settings, including hospital, community clinics and external specialist clinics
  • Encompasses all dental disciplines, giving you a holistic approach to patient care
  • Close contact with academics throughout the course due to our small teaching numbers.

Description

Provides a theoretical foundation and develops appropriate clinical skills for the care of patients needing special care with particular emphasis on the use of behaviour management techniques, analgesia, sedation and general anaesthesia. It also covers training in research methods and their practical application. You will also undertake a research project. Research focus is on the management of individuals requiring special care and the impact of providing this service for the community.

Course purpose

For clinicians working in general practice, community, hospital and/or university departments who wish to become specialists and leaders in this area of dental care. To increase knowledge about dental care for individuals with special needs and the impact of providing this service for the community.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

The table below will give you an idea of what a typical week might look like as you progress through your studies.

The activities vary throughout the year, and for each student, depending on individual learning needs and availability.

Assessment:

  • 2 x taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of sedation and special care dentistry, assessed by written examination
  • Clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients
  • Research module, involving the submission of a research project including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research

Required modules

You are required to take:

  • Science of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry (30 credits)
  • Clinical Sedation & Special Care Dentistry (30 credits)
  • Clinical (60 credits)
  • Research (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Required Modules

continued in year two


Visit the Special Care Dentistry MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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