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MA/PgCert/PgDip Dental Education

Course Description

Course Summary

This innovative, flexible course combines study days with supported online learning, and has a unique focus on the development of dental educators and their teams.

Relevant to dental care professionals working in the NHS, HEI, professional bodies and private sector contexts, it gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of dental educational practices and broaden your expertise in areas of particular interest

Intermediate qualifications available:

Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Dental Education MA at Bedfordshire and:

- Study with an inspirational, inter-disciplinary course team who are established medical and dental educators with experience spanning undergraduate and postgraduate dental, medical and healthcare education
- Explore the wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods used across all levels of dental education and training
- Develop a supervised independent project that focuses on dental education research, innovation or improvement
- Gain the skills, attitudes and practices of an expert dental educator, acquire a deep awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct, learn to critically appraise both your own and others’ practice, and address your emerging development needs through independent and collaborative activity
- Benefit from visiting experts who make regular contributions to study days, master classes and online activity.

Why choose this course?

This flexible, part-time, postgraduate programme has a unique focus on the development of dental educators and the teams they support and lead. It builds on the success of our PgCert in Dental Education (the first of its kind in the UK) in order to extend your development as dental educator, scholar and leader. The course combines core and optional units. The core unit at PgCert stage focuses on your practice as a dental educator, including teaching, learning and assessment strategies. The core unit at PgDip stage focuses on the ways in which you lead and develop the dental team and develop your organisation as a learning organisation. In the final stage of the course, you have the opportunity to undertake a year long supervised project in an area of professional interest.

The course has been endorsed by the Academy of Medical Educators (on completion of PgCert units) and is aligned to the COPDEND UK (2013) Standards for Dental Educators. It provides opportunitie to develop your thinking and practice within a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of clinical educators. The course team model learner-centred teaching, learning and assessment practices. Assessments foster strong links between your learning and practice, allowing you to make immediate changes to enhance education and training in your organisation.

Career Management Skills

The course develops the skills and practices of those who wish to enhance their capacity to fulfil educational role(s) as dental educators and trainers. By participating on this course you will be ideally placed to respond to current and future developments in educational policies and practices.

The PgCert course is endorsed by the Academy of Medical Educators, enabling you to apply for membership through the accredited-course route on completion of the PgCert stage of this award. It is anticipated that graduates of the course are well prepared to assume named educational roles and responsibilities, including educational leadership responsibilities, albeit commensurate with experience.

Career/Further study opportunities

Graduates of this course will be competent teachers, well equipped to for a range of dental education and training roles and responsibilities.

Visit the MA/PgCert/PgDip Dental Education page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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