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This postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry creates a better understanding of the processes involved in conscious sedation through knowledge of the basic sciences; provides a high level of clinical experience treating patients under sedation in supervised sessions; teaches basic techniques, with introduction to advanced approaches where required; explores principles of assessment, selection and treatment planning.
High levels of exposure to the clinical environment at Guy's Hospital with its diverse patient population
Close expert supervision, to gain competence and confidence in treating patients under conscious sedation
Compliant with the new IACSD national guidelines
Application status Closed
Duration Nine months, January to September.
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 120/ECTS 60
Course intake Up to 12
Course leaders Dr Chris Dickinson
Course contact for further information Chris Dickinson +44 (0) 207 188 6075
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Dental Institute
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General entry advice
A dental qualification with eligibility for registration with the GDC. Applicants should demonstrate a focused interest in conscious sedation and be able to practise sedation in the place of work.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. Completed applications for January 2017 entry (which consist of an online application form, two references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) should be submitted by the deadline date (16 September 2016). Interviews will take place on 14 October 2016.
Applications are now closed for January 2017 entry. Applications for January 2018 entry will be open in Spring 2017.
You will study applied basic sciences, conscious sedation, inhalation/intravenous sedation techniques and management of possible complications. The programme is based on self-directed learning, research, which can be an audit, epidemiological or case-study-based project report with a literature review, in addition to a minimum of 22 days of supervised clinical practice.
For dentists already engaged in the provision of sedation for dentistry, or planning to develop a service, as well as those involved in teaching conscious sedation techniques. To provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety.
With the aim to set up the conscious sedation service for dentistry in Malaysia, the course has given me good foundation, knowledge and skills to be more confident in providing sedation. The clinical environment is pleasant with supportive staff and colleagues. Excellent supervision from experienced supervisors in the field is the core element that I appreciate so much.
It's difficult to find a sedation course like this that gives so much hands-on experience. The staff are superb and support your learning and development. I gained a depth of knowledge and skills that I didn't expect to.
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£5,600 p.a. (2016/17)*
£10,600 p.a. (2016/17)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £1,000.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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