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Comments about Postgraduate in Dental Technology - At the institution - London - Greater London
Applicants should possess the appropriate broadbased training, experience and knowledge for entry. This might be measured by possession of a recognised Dental Technology qualification (see below), a minimum of two years post-initial qualification experience, and the ability to demonstrate advanced technical expertise in the field. Applicants may be required to satisfy a practical trade test. A recognised qualification in Dental Technology through assessments, including a written examination of a standard comparable to the Higher National Certificate in Dental Technology or the Dental Technicians Advanced Certificate of City and Guilds of London Institute. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or an equivalent alternative qualification) is also required for overseas students where English is not the first language.
Graduate Certificate in Dental Technology
Four months full-time
The programme is designed to help future leaders/Technicians in the field of Dental Technology, without a degree to build on their qualifications as a conduit to M level education, and to improve their skills and knowledge. The Graduate Certificate programme (on campus) will be conducted over four months at level 3 as an escalator to Masters level education. It is envisaged that successful completion of the Certificate will allow students to progress to the proposed Diploma/MSc in Dental Technology. This programme is also available to applicants with a dental/science qualification who may be responsible for teaching of related subjects.
This programme includes formal teaching, technical practice and a supervised project. All the taught modules in the programme are core teaching. Topics will be chosen for projects subject to the students’ area of interest.
The programme will be four months and will comprise four modules:
* Basic Science I
* Basic Science II
* Technical practice
Students will be expected to complete 12 essays as in-course assessments which will constitute 40 per cent of the total marks for the Postgraduate Certificate. At the end of Module 4, students will be examined by two written papers on the subjects covered. A project report and oral examination will also be expected. A reflective practice log book will be kept for the Technical work.