Post Graduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry
The Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) is inviting applications to the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry to commence in January 2013 for an eighteen month course.
The Postgraduate Diploma course provides training in clinical Special Care Dentistry to enable dentists to deliver primary care both safely and independently to this patient group. In addition, it aims to deliver a comprehensive education in the theoretical principles of special care dentistry and develop an ability to critically analyze professional literature. The course leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip. in Special Care Dentistry).
The curriculum is designed to enable postgraduate students, including dental practitioners who work in general dental practice as well as community and hospital dental services, to achieve the intended learning outcomes of the course. The course consists of seven core (compulsory) modules.
In addition to the course of study and examinations, a student must present an essay-based project on barriers to care, and a related presentation, a dissertation based on a review of the literature on a related topic, clinical competencies and submit a project on health delivery models. A student must also submit a portfolio based on a reflective logbook of all cases seen as part of the course as well as selected cases from their own independent practice demonstrating application of knowledge and practical skills obtained through this course. Satisfactory attendance at all aspects of the course is compulsory. A Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Special Care Dentistry is awarded on passing all components of the course. The Diploma will be unclassified but a Distinction will be awarded if a combined mark of at least 70% is obtained across all modules.
Practitioners must hold a Bachelors Degree in Dental Science or its equivalent of at least two years, registerable with the Dental Council of Ireland. Students have a responsibility to have valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from certified bodies for the duration of the course. Furthermore, students must possess their own professional indemnity insurance and present evidence of satisfactory seroconversion against Hepatitis B virus and a recent negative hepatitis C antibody test. Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) vetting.
Applicants will be required to provide nursing support for all their IV sedation sessions. Applications to the course can only be made online by logging onto http://www.MY.tcd.ie/courses/postgradute/. Interviews will be held in the Dublin Dental University Hospital in October 2102.
Any queries regarding the above course may be directed to Catherine Creagh, Dublin Dental University – Hospital 01-6127354 or email@example.com
Closing date for applications of this course is 30th September 2012