Taught course

Conscious Sedation in Dentistry

Newcastle University · School of Dental Sciences

Entry requirements

There is a limited number of places on this course. You must have completed a primary dental qualification at least one year before the start of the course. This needs to be recognised by the (UK) General Dental Council. You must be fully registered with the General Dental Council (UK) by the time the course starts.

Months of entry

April, October

Course content

As a dental practitioner, this course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to use intravenous and inhalational sedation techniques on a wide range of anxious patients, including adults and children.

The Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGDip aims to provide you with:

  • a systematic understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin conscious sedation and anxiety management in dentistry
  • a comprehensive practical understanding of clinical skills in techniques of intravenous and inhalational sedation, as applicable to UK practice in dentistry
  • an ability to critically evaluate the evidence-base and clinical issues involved in the safe independent practice of conscious sedation to the highest standard.

The course comprises taught modules that cover:

  • basic sciences and pharmacology
  • anxiety and pain
  • intravenous sedation
  • inhalational sedation
  • sedation patient care
  • medical emergencies.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Helen Mills, Programme Co-Ordinator (PG Taught)
+44 (0) 191 208 8140