- Programme structure allows you to maintain your dental practice at the same time as studying for your degree.
- Delivered by a team of academics at the King's Dental Institute – a renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research - many of whom are world leaders in their field.
- King's has pioneered distance learning in dentistry, providing
postgraduate teaching for students from many different countries and is a leading partner in the IVIDENT (International Virtual Dental School) initiative.
Subjects covered include major health problems and current public health measures, epidemiology, prevention and control of oral and dental diseases, health education and social and behavioural sciences.
You will carry out a public health research project and study the following modules:
Year one: Introduction to Dental Public Health, Principles of Epidemiology, Principles of Statistics and Applied Statistics;
Year two: Sociology as Applied to Medicine & Dentistry, Oral Health Promotion & Education, Administration in Community Dental Services; Year three: Research Project.
Programme format and assessment
The first two years' modules assessed by formal written examination once a year, normally in October, either in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student’s country of residence. Course work also counts towards final module assessment and four assignments for each module taken into account. Modules assessed by formal written examination (60%) and course work (40%) and Year three is assessed wholly on research report. Summer schools are held in August, for those wishing to take the DDPH examination.