Master Sedation & Special Care Dentistry

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  • Entry requirements
    For clinicians working in general practice, community, hospital and/or university departments who wish to become leaders in this area of dental care.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Sedation & Special Care Dentistry
  • Course description
    Programme description

    - Only programme offering specialised training in Sedation & Special Care Dentistry in the UK.
    - The course encompasses all dental disciplines in managing patients with complex requirements under conscious sedation where appropriate, therefore providing a holistic approach to patient care.
    - There are opportunities to visit external specialist clinics offering experience in other clinical areas.

    Provides a theoretical foundation and develops appropriate clinical skills for the care of special needs patients with particular emphasis on the use of behaviour management techniques, analgesia, sedation and general anaesthesia. It also covers training in research methods and their practical application. You will also undertake a research project.

    Programme format and assessment
    Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, as follows: 1) Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of sedation and special care dentistry, assessed by written examination; 2) A clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients; 3) A research module, involving the submission of a research project including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.

    Programme modules for MSc Sedation & Special Care Dentistry 

    Clinical Sedation & Special Care Dentistry (Core Module)
    This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Sedation & Special Care Dentistry at masters level. At the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry: Biomedical sciences; Applied Radiological science; Applied Materials science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Statistics; Scientific basis of dental sedation; Patient management; Applied Human disease; Restorative treatment planning; Research methodology; Professional responsibility. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health, reflect critically on your own academic work and reflect critically on your own approach to clinical work. Assessment is by written examination.

    Science of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry (Core Module)
    This 30 credit module aims To produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Sedation & Special Care Dentistry at masters level. At the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and deep understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry: Biomedical sciences; Radiological science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Statistics; Scientific basis of dental sedation; Human disease; Research methodology. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health, reflect critically on your own academic work. Assessment is by written examination.

    Sedation & Special Care Dentistry Clinical (Core Module)
    This 60 credit module aims to produce a dentist proficient and skilful in Sedation & Special Care Dentistry. At the end of the module you will be able to undertake the following tasks relevant to the practice of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry: Undertake diagnosis and treatment planning; Take appropriate responsibility; Solve complex clinical problems; Perform clinical procedures; Manage effectively patients, resources and time; Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and dental technicians; Develop appropriate computer skills; Perform good clinical governance; Ability to reflect critically on your own clinical work. Assessment is by case presentations and clinical examination.

    Sedation & Special Care Dentistry Research (Core Module)
    This 60 credit module provides students with a scientifically rigorous research experience through undertaking a piece of research work and writing a report of the findings including a relevant literature review and appropriate statistical analysis.At the end of the module you will be able to: Analyse both scientific and clinical data; Critically review the relevant scientific literature; Plan a research project; Understand how to apply statistical analyses; Carry out a research project; Understand the effect of experimental variables; Use information and communications technology; Devise and support arguments for oral health; Present your work both orally and in writing. Assessment is by dissertation and oral examination.

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