The course is a blended learning course taught primarily online through the King’s College London’s online learning environment, KEATS (King’s E-learning and Teaching Service) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. Content is supplemented by online seminars and tutorials delivered by teaching staff.
Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training and mock oral exams take place in the September of the teaching year. This component will consist of lectures, practical exercises, mock oral exams and tutor feedback, which will help to prepare students for the final exams taking place in the following week
The following table will give you an idea of the typical hours you will spend as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
||Online lectures, seminars
and tutor feedback (hours)
|Self-study, practice and
|Face-to-face training and
The face-to-face component takes place for one week and two days at King’s College London, Guy’s Campus (normally in the September of the teaching year). This component typically consists of five days of lectures, practical exercises, mock oral exams and tutor feedback, which will help to prepare students for the final exams taking place in the following week.
Face-to-face provision was substituted with an online alternative during the COVID-19 pandemic and this would be repeated if safety issues relating to COVID-19 become a significant issue again. The length of the face-to-face component may be subject to change so please double check before making arrangements for travel and accommodation.
Notes for applicants
- The course does not provide great detail on implant planning or image-guided planning/surgery and is not intended to train a dentist to become a radiologist.
- In the UK, a radiologist is trained within a scheme approved by the regional LETB/Deanery, in a hospital setting, which requires minimum of 4 years full-time training and is examined by the Royal College of Radiologists.