Taught course

Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management

University of Bristol · Department of Oral and Dental Science

Entry requirements

BDS, or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council-registerable dental qualification. At least one year's demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience. Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council at the start of the programme. Adequate medico-legal indemnity insurance. All necessary immunisations as required by the General Dental Council (the University and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to check these during registration). Basic computer skills and access to a PC with internet connection.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is intended for dental practitioners who want to develop competence in providing conscious sedation. The programme has been designed to allow you to gain experience of using inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen, and midazolam. You will build your knowledge through distance learning modules and study days, while clinical skills will be developed during supervised clinical practice in Bristol. We aim to produce caring, knowledgeable and skilful practitioners who are competent in the provision of conscious sedation within the limits of the individual clinician.

Students that complete both this Certificate and the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Oral Surgery will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £7,900 Part time: £3,950
International students

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0) 117 3316824