Taught course

Preparing for Practice Appraisal

University of Portsmouth · Faculty of Science
Professional Skills Course

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a Dental or Healthcare related subject. Alternative qualifications or relevant experience in healthcare management will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Non standard applications may require an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

If you work in and lead a dental practice, this short distance learning course will enable you to prepare for a successful inspection. You will learn how to apply key theories and professional practice in leading and managing people, to ensure that patient safety is at the heart of your dental practice. This course has been developed in partnership with the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).

On this course you can:

  • Develop leadership and management skills
  • Explore national healthcare policy and processes
  • Analyse the roles of key stakeholders

The content and structure of this short distance learning course has been designed within a Masters framework, meaning on successful completion you will accrue 30 credits. You can use this continue with professional development and study at Masters Level. Successful completion will enable you to prepare your practice and lead your staff through an inspection from any of the key stakeholders. You will also be able to demonstrate a range of transferable skills including policy writing, appraisal, the ability to communicate, argue complex ideas verbally, and the ability to evaluate the ideas of others objectively.

Qualification and course duration

Professional Skills Course

distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)23 9284 5566