Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject plus an interest in dental public health, community dentistry, preventive programmes, health promotion, and/or special needs care.
Evidence of experience of research, report writing or relevant knowledge is desirable.
Months of entry
A dynamic course that challenges you to think critically about oral health at population level. Subjects covered include the philosophy and principles of dental public health; the major health problems of a community (and their determinants); the organisation and delivery of oral health services; research methods, epidemiology and statistics; methods of control and prevention of oral and dental diseases; planning and evaluation for oral health; and social and behavioural sciences as applied to dentistry.
Our research themes include the social determinants of oral health inequalities, the burden of oral diseases on individuals and society, and health services research, including dental workforce.
- Practical experience in dental public health by participating in teaching, research, health promotion and health services activities during placements.
- Strong emphasis on evidence-based prevention of oral disease at population level.
- Developing technical skills in dental public health such as critical appraisal of evidence, designing oral health surveys, planning and evaluting dental programmes, devising research protocols and data management.
- A dissertation format that enables students to submit their work for publication in scientific journals.
- In-house preparation for the Diploma in Dental Public Health examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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