This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry either in primary or secondary care services, or in a university setting. The programme can contribute the first two years of clinical training leading to Membership in Paediatric Dentistry of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and full active membership of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. Both of these options are possible following successful completion of an optional third year of training which is available through competitive entry.
By entering this programme you will undertake extensive clinical, formal teaching and a supervi research project. All the taught and clinical mod in the programme are core modules but you wil have considerable choice in selecting a topic for research project.
The programme comprises 9 modules:
Statistics, Ethics and Research Methods
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
Advance Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry I, including:
* Consolidation of the Basic Knowledge
* Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
* Children with special needs
Advance Knowledge in Paediatric Dentistry II, including:
* Paediatric medicine and surgery
* Dental Anomalies
* Multi-disciplinary treatment planning
Basic Clinical Skills and case-mix
Specific Clinical Skill
Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
You will undertake the care of child and adolescent patients to gain experience and prepare for your case presentations in the 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.
Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations.
Person specification for entry to postgraduate clinical dentistry programmes:
Primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent.
Primary dental qualification registerable with the General Dental Council in the UK;
MFDS, MJDF or FDS or equivalent;
Other postgraduate diplomas, degrees;
Other evidence of high academic achievement (eg Course grades, award of degree with honours or equivalent. Previous first degree BSc).
Two years full time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry.
Evidence of experience of practice of a broad range of general dentistry;
Completion of formal Vocational Training course, General Professional Training program, or equivalent such as hospital internship. Specific clinical experience in discipline/specialty to which they are applying.
English as first language
Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 ( no less than 6.5 in any part), TOEFL scores as follows : internet based 106, computer based 263, paper based 627 and must have been completed within the last two years.
You can also refer to the International Students section.