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Special Care Dentistry

University of Aberdeen

Postgraduate Certificate
36 months
Duration
925 GBP/module
925 GBP/module
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Tuition fee
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About

The PgCert in Special Care Dentistry at University of Aberdeen provides Dentists with the theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise to care for people with special care dental needs.

Overview

 Special Care Dentistry at University of Aberdeen programme is aimed at graduated dentists who are looking to further their knowledge and experience of special care dentistry. 

The programme is designed to furnish dentists with a basic understanding of special care dentistry and the concept of patient centred care as well as provide guidance to develop critical thinking, care planning and delivery from evidenced sources. Participants will initially gain a background knowledge in research / service planning as well as conditions and disabilities and get experience treating patients with special care needs in a supported environment.

Dentistry is changing and there is a growing expectation of holistic care for patients with special needs. The University of Aberdeen Dental School is well placed to assist dental professionals to build their expertise in providing care for people with special care dental needs with a robust, quality assured and flexible course.

This certificate is ideal for graduated dentists who are looking to further their knowledge and experience of special care dentistry leading to the opportunity to extend their studies to a postgraduate diploma and then MSc in this subject.

Careers

A post graduate qualification in special care dentistry could enhance your career prospects and employability. The public dental service will often look for a postgraduate qualification when looking to appoint senior dental officers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Appraisal and Research 
  • Disability, Health and Special Care Dentistry
  • Aetiology of Disability and Clinical Care 
  • Clinical Management of the Special Care Patient 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62

Other requirements

General requirements

Qualifications

  • BDS or equivalent dental degree.
  • Qualified for at least 4 years.
  • Application via CV and personal statement ( 500 words ) and reference from current or most recent employer stating suitability and support for attending course. (If self-employed the reference is not necessary).
  • Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council is also required.
Document Requirements
  • an up-to-date CV/Resumé
  •  Degree Certificate
  •  Degree Transcript
  •  Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    925 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    925 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.

This programme is charged on a modular basis. The fee quoted is per 15 credits.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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