Taught course

Dental Public Health

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

We acknowledge professional practice gained from a wide variety of relevant backgrounds. We also require a minimum of two year�s post qualification full-time experience, in addition to having a recognised degree.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a dentist or other graduate and you want to pursue a career in dental public health, oral epidemiology and health promotion in either service or university setting, this programme offers you unparalleled supervised experience in the theory and practice of dental public health and the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills.

This course can contribute to a three-year specialist training programme in Dental Public Health and your completion of the course makes you eligible to enter the Diploma in Dental Public Health examination of the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

Programme outline
Your programme will include timetabled seminars, personal study and supervised research. All of our taught modules are considered core modules, although you have considerable choice when selecting a research topic. The taught modules includes:

Oral health needs and demands assessment, including critically evaluating the dental literature, preparing scientific reports, familiarity with indices and determinants of oral disease, epidemiological principles and information sources
Information technology, including computer skills in data analysis, analysing epidemiological data and competencies in common computer software packages
Service planning and evaluation, including resource allocation, measuring service quality and conducting audits
Promoting oral health, including the principles, methods and limitations of prevention and oral health promotion, health determinants and preventive strategies
Research methodologies, both social science and clinical, and the application of scientific principles to research.
You will be encouraged to develop your key written, oral, group work and time-management skills.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Ana Gamboa
+44 (0)20 7882 8670