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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 FT, 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.
The deadline for applications is 16 September for January 2017 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
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. (2017/18)*
£10,600 p.a. (2017/18)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases. Students will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place when they receive an offer for this course.
UK/EU student deposit is £500 (2017/18) and will be credited towards your total fee payment.
Overseas student deposit is £2,000 (2017/18) and will be credited towards your total fee payment.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer. If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer. If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer. Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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