If you are a dental graduates who wants to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry either in primary or secondary care services, or in a university setting, this programme is for you. The programme can contribute the first two years of your clinical training and if you successfully complete an optional third year of training -which is available through competitive entry - this can lead to Membership in Paediatric Dentistry of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and full active membership of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.
Programme outline On this programme you will have extensive clinical, formal teaching and will complete a supervised research project. All the taught and clinical mod in the programme are core modules but you will have considerable choice in selecting a topic for research project.
The programme comprises 9 modules:
Module 1: Foundation Course
Module 2: Statistics, Ethics and Research Methods
Module 3: Basic Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry includin the following:
Behaviour science/patient management, sedation and general anaesthesia Dental Traumatology Prevention of Caries and Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Basic Orthodontics Module 4: Advance Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry I, including:
Consolidation of the Basic Knowledge Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Children with special needs Module 5: Advance Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry II, including:
Paediatric medicine and surgery Dental Anomalies Multi-disciplinary treatment planning Module 6: Basic Clinical Skills and case-mix
Module 7: Specific Clinical Skill
Module 8: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Module 9: Research Project
You will undertake the care of child and adolescent patients to gain experience and prepare for your case presentations in your final examination. An important feature of the programme is that you will also participate in medical clinics held in the main hospital. You will also attend specialist clinics such as cleft lip and palate, and developmental disorders.