This part-time, one-year Postgraduate Certificate programme aims to bring dentists up to date with the latest knowledge relevant to the clinical practice of special care dentistry.
The programme aims to provide a grounding in basic practical and academic skills necessary for the contemporary practice of special care dentistry, identifying key concepts which underlie successful patient treatment, together with an understanding of the evidence base for special care dentistry and the ability to critically access scientific literature.
Certificate students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of two core modules.
The programme consists of two core modules. There are no optional modules for this programme.
Core modules -Applied Biology, Systemic Disease and Behavioural Sciences -Ethics, Governance and Public Health Policy in Special Needs Dentistry
Teaching and learning The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, journal clubs and clinics organised by many of the scientists and clinicians of the institute and allied hospital.
Successful graduates of this programme have progressed to: -Entry to the GDC specialist list for Special Care Dentistry -Senior posts within the special care dentistry services
Employability As well as enhancing their clinical skill and knowledge and increasing their opportunities for promotion, students are able to network with the senior UK specialists who teach on the programme. The interactions of graduates with staff has also lead to our staff being invited to lecture to the colleagues of graduates.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme's students benefit from a friendly, welcoming staff, comprehensive education portfolio, first-class facilities for both education and research which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques which ensures experience in managing complex clinical problems.