Diploma/MSc Primary Dental Care Postgraduate

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice

Program Description

Diploma/MSc Primary Dental Care Postgraduate

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice

This programme is designed for primary care dental professionals wishing to develop their personal and professional skills in order to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs of a modern dental care service.

The programme provides you with the opportunity to assess and raise the standards of patient care through workplace-based learning; to critically review outcomes of care delivered through informed research and audit and to enhance skills in clinical and non-clinical disciplines. It also provides a quality standard to assist Primary Care Trusts wishing to contract with dentists for special interest services.

With guidance and support from the NHS Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex teaching staff, you consider the nature of your role in the practice, and are assessed on the underpinning theory behind your clinical and non-clinical work. By analysing your skills and knowledge in this way, you are able to increase your professional contribution to the practice, and ultimately, to your patients.

The programme provides transferable credits to the NHS Health Education KSS Career Pathway, the career development framework that leads to the Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK (FFGDP).

Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HE KSS Deanery)

HE KSS Deanery has collaborated in the University of Kent's Centre for Professional Practice in the development of this programme, which provides a pathway following on from the Postgraduate Certificate for Foundation Dentists.

HE KSS Deanery meets the health needs of the public across Kent, Surrey and Sussex by developing the people, skills and competencies necessary to deliver the health service of the future. The Deanery’s responsibilities include the commission of high-quality education and development and leading innovation in all areas of its operation.

The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP)

The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation.

We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond.

The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice.

For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp

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Last updated September 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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End date July 23, 2017
Duration 1 - 2 years
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