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Paediatric Dentistry MSc

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Our Paediatric Dentistry MSc offers you teaching in all aspects of paediatric dentistry, including a hands-on laboratory module in operative dentistry for children. Our course includes diagnosis, treatment planning and delivery of care requiring non-pharmacological behaviour management strategies and for those requiring oral rehabilitation under sedation or general anaesthesia.

Key benefits

  • Opportunities to see and treat a broad spectrum of patients at Guy's, King's College and St. Thomas' hospitals which are the major referral units in London and the south-east of England.
  • Experience at the Evelina Children's Hospital with children who have special medical problems
  • Six clinical sessions per week, including personal patient treatment, trauma clinics, A&E, multidisciplinary and operative treatment

This is a modern course that aims to facilitate reflective learning, clinical judgments, critical analysis, evidence-based practice and excellent, empathetic clinical care. The didactic course is predominantly seminar based. A tutor will facilitate the seminars but they are student led with approximately 50 seminars over the two years of the course. This means that the students will be expected to present the topic and to critically appraise the literature in the subject area and present this both in writing and verbally. This approach supports the development of inquisitive thinking, deep learning and helps develop judgment. There will be a programme of lectures in selected topics. Year 1 students will benefit from a programme of required lectures and seminars where they will join postgraduate students from other disciplines. Year 2 students will have a lecture programme focused on the management of medically compromised children and the clinical aspects of dental anomalies. Students will have an average of six clinical sessions each week throughout the two year course. Three or four of these will be for personal patient treatment. The other sessions will include trauma clinics/A&E/multidisciplinary clinics, operative treatment under sedation and general anaesthesia, and weekly consultant clinics. Students are expected to undertake a research project. This can be laboratory or clinically based. The dissertation accounts for 33.3% of the course and it is hoped that the projects will be presented at national and international conferences and be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Overseas students may have the opportunity to undertake supervised clinical practice for a further (third) year by taking a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dental Practice (60 credits). Details are available on request. This will typically involve 300 hours of clinical practice and 300 hours of non-clinical academic training. Candidates will be invited to apply and will only be eligible on passing the MSc Paediatric Dentistry at first attempt and achieving at least a Merit in the Paediatric Dentistry Clinical module (Part 3). 

Course Aims

  • Our course is one of the best established in the UK. You will work hard, and we hope you will have fun here as well and have a memorable life experience. Our aim is to develop you to the forefront of Paediatric Dentistry, as clinicians, teachers and future leaders. The clinical activity is predominantly based at St Thomas’ Hospital, Waterloo, with seminars and clinics at Guy’s Hospital, London Bridge and at King’s College Hospital, located in Denmark Hill. We will develop your: Proficiency in the clinical skills required of a paediatric dentist. Knowledge and understanding of relevant communication skills. Self-motivation and capacity to learn and think critically and analytically. Ability to analyse and evaluate scientific evidence. Knowledge and understanding of paediatric dentistry at a high level. Understanding of a broad range of research methods. Dental research skills.

Base campuses

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

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

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

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.

The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies. Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

The study time and assessment methods detailed below are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

 

Lectures, seminars and feedback (hours)

Self-study/research (hours)

Supervised clinical practice(hours)

Year 1

270

350

1143

Year 2

270

350

1143

 

Assessment

    The Science of Paediatric Dentistry and Clinical Paediatric Dentistry modules will both be assessed through unseen written exams. For your Paediatric Dentistry Clinical module, we will assess you through coursework, clinical and oral exams and essays. Your Paediatric Dentistry Research module will be assessed through a dissertation and oral exams.

    Extra information

    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 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

    You are required to take (over 2 years):

    Science of Paediatric Dentistry (30 credits)
    Clinical Paediatric Dentistry (30 credits)
    Paediatric Dentistry Clinical (60 credits)
    Paediatric Dentistry Research (60 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.

    Employability

    Our aim is to develop you to the forefront of Paediatric Dentistry, as clinicians, teachers and future leaders. The majority of our overseas graduates return to their own country to practice paediatric dentistry. Our home students use this course to progress in their career in the UK, and applicants will require a UK (NHS) National Training Number.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £16,890 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £53,940 per year (2022/23)

    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 deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer on or before 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer. 
    • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, 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:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies 
    • Printing course handouts 
    • Society membership fees 
    • Stationery 
    • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
    • Graduation costs
    • Accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
    • Internet access
    • Computer equipment
    • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
    • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)

    Funding

    This is a modern course that aims to facilitate reflective learning, clinical judgments, critical analysis, evidence-based practice and excellent, empathetic clinical care. The didactic course is predominantly seminar based. A tutor will facilitate the seminars but they are student led with approximately 50 seminars over the two years of the course. This means that the students will be expected to present the topic and to critically appraise the literature in the subject area and present this both in writing and verbally. This approach supports the development of inquisitive thinking, deep learning and helps develop judgment. There will be a programme of lectures in selected topics. Year 1 students will benefit from a programme of required lectures and seminars where they will join postgraduate students from other disciplines. Year 2 students will have a lecture programme focused on the management of medically compromised children and the clinical aspects of dental anomalies. Students will have an average of six clinical sessions each week throughout the two year course. Three or four of these will be for personal patient treatment. The other sessions will include trauma clinics/A&E/multidisciplinary clinics, operative treatment under sedation and general anaesthesia, and weekly consultant clinics. Students are expected to undertake a research project. This can be laboratory or clinically based. The dissertation accounts for 33.3% of the course and it is hoped that the projects will be presented at national and international conferences and be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Overseas students may have the opportunity to undertake supervised clinical practice for a further (third) year by taking a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dental Practice (60 credits). Details are available on request. This will typically involve 300 hours of clinical practice and 300 hours of non-clinical academic training. Candidates will be invited to apply and will only be eligible on passing the MSc Paediatric Dentistry at first attempt and achieving at least a Merit in the Paediatric Dentistry Clinical module (Part 3). 

    Course Aims

    • Our course is one of the best established in the UK. You will work hard, and we hope you will have fun here as well and have a memorable life experience. Our aim is to develop you to the forefront of Paediatric Dentistry, as clinicians, teachers and future leaders. The clinical activity is predominantly based at St Thomas’ Hospital, Waterloo, with seminars and clinics at Guy’s Hospital, London Bridge and at King’s College Hospital, located in Denmark Hill. We will develop your: Proficiency in the clinical skills required of a paediatric dentist. Knowledge and understanding of relevant communication skills. Self-motivation and capacity to learn and think critically and analytically. Ability to analyse and evaluate scientific evidence. Knowledge and understanding of paediatric dentistry at a high level. Understanding of a broad range of research methods. Dental research skills.

    Base campuses

    St Thomas
    St Thomas’ Campus

    Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

    campus guys
    Guy’s Campus

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

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    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.

    The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies. Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    The study time and assessment methods detailed below are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

     

    Lectures, seminars and feedback (hours)

    Self-study/research (hours)

    Supervised clinical practice(hours)

    Year 1

    270

    350

    1143

    Year 2

    270

    350

    1143

     

    Assessment

      The Science of Paediatric Dentistry and Clinical Paediatric Dentistry modules will both be assessed through unseen written exams. For your Paediatric Dentistry Clinical module, we will assess you through coursework, clinical and oral exams and essays. Your Paediatric Dentistry Research module will be assessed through a dissertation and oral exams.

      Extra information

      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 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

      You are required to take (over 2 years):

      Science of Paediatric Dentistry (30 credits)
      Clinical Paediatric Dentistry (30 credits)
      Paediatric Dentistry Clinical (60 credits)
      Paediatric Dentistry Research (60 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.

      Employability

      Our aim is to develop you to the forefront of Paediatric Dentistry, as clinicians, teachers and future leaders. The majority of our overseas graduates return to their own country to practice paediatric dentistry. Our home students use this course to progress in their career in the UK, and applicants will require a UK (NHS) National Training Number.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £16,890 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £53,940 per year (2022/23)

      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 deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer on or before 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer. 
      • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, 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:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies 
      • Printing course handouts 
      • Society membership fees 
      • Stationery 
      • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
      • Graduation costs
      • Accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
      • Internet access
      • Computer equipment
      • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
      • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 28th January 2022. After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.

      Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in January, and we are unable to process more offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines above.

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