Dental Public Health distance learning




Distance Learning

| Admissions status: Closed
Core programme content

• Introduction to Dental Public Health
• Principles of Epidemiology
• Research Methods
• Oral Health Promotion & Education
• Social and Behavioural Sciences as Applied to Dentistry
• Administration in Community Dental Services
• Dental Public Health Research Project

Years 1 and 2: Formal written examination for each module, normally in October. Students must submit a minimum of three formative and one summative assignment(s) for each module in Years 1 and 2. The summative assignment will also be taken into account for the final assessment. Year 3: Assessment wholly on dissertation. Students will be required to carry out an approved project relating to a problem within the broad field of Dental Public Health. Intensive Face-to-Face revision course held in July, for those wishing to take the DDPH examination in the third year. Module assessed by formal written examination (60%) and course work (40%). Students whose performance in the dissertation is borderline may be required to atttend an oral examination in London. Examinations are normally held in a student’s country of residence, at centres nominated by the student (usually British Council/Embassies) as well as in London. One further attempt at the examination will be allowed following failure at the first sitting.

Programme leader/s
Dr Blanaid Daly
UK dentists can gain credit towards CPD requirements; allows students to sit the DDPH examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (separate fee payable). One week intensive face-to-face course available for students wishing to take the DDPH exam in their third year of study. This course is not compulsory and a separate fee will apply.
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Three years
Study is at home using flexible learning materials.
Student destinations
UK graduates have become consultants in dental public health, directors of community dental services and senior academics in universities. Overseas graduates work to develop community dental services and have set up departments of dental public health.
Year of entry 2015
Offered by
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