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Conscious Sedation for Dentistry PG Dip

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This postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry provides enhanced understanding of the processes involved in conscious sedation through knowledge of the basic sciences. The course provides a high level of clinical experience in treating patients under sedation in supervised sessions. You will learn basic techniques, with introduction to advanced approaches where required. Both practical and theoretical training is given, from initial assessment and treatment planning to delivery, recovery and discharge, for a variety of sedation techniques for dental treatment.

Key benefits

  • 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 IACSD national guidelines
  • Clinical sessions one day per week
Rita

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.

Rita, Conscious Sedation for Dentistry

You will study applied basic sciences, conscious sedation, inhalation/intravenous sedation techniques and management of possible complications. The course is based on self-directed learning, and you will undertake an epidemiological or case-study-based project report with a literature review, in addition to a minimum of 22 days of supervised clinical practice. There will also be an introductory full week (5 days) of lectures and practicals from  Monday 10 January to Friday 14 January 2022 and 2 further full study days. The course is designed 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. It will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety. Our partner, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, runs a shorter 10 day certificate course solely in Intravenous Sedation. Please email sedationcourse@gstt.nhs.uk for more information.

Course Aims

  • The course is designed 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. It will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety.

Base campus

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Teaching
Lectures, seminars and education supervision: 70-100 hours
Self-study, set essays and dissertation: 800-900 hours
Supervised clinical practice and feedback: 200-300 hours

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. This course is taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

Assessment

    Science of Conscious Sedation – written and multiple choice question examination and coursework.

    Clinical Conscious Sedation – clinical examination and unseen case examination

    Literature Review – dissertation and oral examination

    Extra information

    As we are seeking to identify your suitability for this clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical dental students at King's. Further information will be given should you choose to apply. Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment.

    If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before the term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. You are required to take:

    Science of Conscious Sedation (45 credits)
    Clinical Conscious Sedation (45 credits)
    Literature Review (30 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £7,880 per year (2021/22)

    Part time: N/A

    International:

    Full time: £13,395 per year (2021/22)

    Part time: N/A

    These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    Deposit

    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 £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer before September, payment is due by 30th September.
    • If you receive an offer between 1st September and 30th September, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1st to 31st October, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1st November and 30th November, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer in December, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Clinical tunics
    • Costs for local occupational health checks for overseas students prior to course commencement
    • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks approximately; approximately £50 for an initial check and ongoing subscription at £13 per year. Check the government website for further information https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies 
    • Printing course handouts 
    • Society membership fees  
    • Conference attendance (optional)
    • Stationery 
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    You will study applied basic sciences, conscious sedation, inhalation/intravenous sedation techniques and management of possible complications. The course is based on self-directed learning, and you will undertake an epidemiological or case-study-based project report with a literature review, in addition to a minimum of 22 days of supervised clinical practice. There will also be an introductory full week (5 days) of lectures and practicals from  Monday 10 January to Friday 14 January 2022 and 2 further full study days. The course is designed 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. It will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety. Our partner, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, runs a shorter 10 day certificate course solely in Intravenous Sedation. Please email sedationcourse@gstt.nhs.uk for more information.

    Course Aims

    • The course is designed 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. It will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety.

    Base campus

    campus guys
    Guy’s Campus

    The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    Teaching
    Lectures, seminars and education supervision: 70-100 hours
    Self-study, set essays and dissertation: 800-900 hours
    Supervised clinical practice and feedback: 200-300 hours

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. This course is taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

    Assessment

      Science of Conscious Sedation – written and multiple choice question examination and coursework.

      Clinical Conscious Sedation – clinical examination and unseen case examination

      Literature Review – dissertation and oral examination

      Extra information

      As we are seeking to identify your suitability for this clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical dental students at King's. Further information will be given should you choose to apply. Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment.

      If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before the term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. You are required to take:

      Science of Conscious Sedation (45 credits)
      Clinical Conscious Sedation (45 credits)
      Literature Review (30 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £7,880 per year (2021/22)

      Part time: N/A

      International:

      Full time: £13,395 per year (2021/22)

      Part time: N/A

      These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      Deposit

      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 £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer before September, payment is due by 30th September.
      • If you receive an offer between 1st September and 30th September, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1st to 31st October, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1st November and 30th November, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer in December, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Clinical tunics
      • Costs for local occupational health checks for overseas students prior to course commencement
      • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks approximately; approximately £50 for an initial check and ongoing subscription at £13 per year. Check the government website for further information https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies 
      • Printing course handouts 
      • Society membership fees  
      • Conference attendance (optional)
      • Stationery 
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
      • Graduation costs

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      The application closing date is 1 September 2021.

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