This two-year, part-time, postgraduate diploma in Endodontics comprises four modules in total as follows:
• Module 1: Applied Science of Endodontics (Part 1)
• Module 2: Clinical & Practical Skills of Endodontics (Part 1)
• Module 3: Applied Science of Endodontics (Part 2)
• Module 4: Clinical & Practical Skills of Endodontics (Part 2)
Modules 1 and 2 are taken in Year 1 and modules 3 and 4 are taken in Year 2.
In Year 1 learning will combine seminars/tutorials, hands-on sessions (laboratory work), diagnosis and treatment planning skills, and cases from practice.
In Year 2 (modules 3 and 4) learning will combine seminars/tutorials, patient treatment sessions, diagnosis and treatment planning skills, and cases from practice.
It will be necessary to be working in a dental practice to facilitate you carrying out root canal treatment to present in your reflective log of clinical cases and to present case reports.
The course is led by Rachel Tomson, Course Director and Consultant in Endodontics. It is taught by leading experts in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
The programme aims to provide newly qualified dentists and experienced practitioners with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of endodontics. They will acquire the skills to critically evaluate relevant literature and apply evidence-based dentistry in the practice of endodontics. The clinical sessions will enable participants to translate the knowledge and understanding of theoretical endodontics into clinical practice in pursuit of improving and enhancing their clinical practice.
| || Self-guided learning || Seminars, field & lab work, studio work, supervised learning ||Project work |
|| 50 hours
|| 150 hours
|| 90 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 may be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
We will teach you through lectures, seminars, hands-on training and supervision in clinic. Course material will be available through our online learning environment, King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS), where you will find course information, such as timetables, reading lists and some reading material.Students are required to have access to adequate clinical facilities and to patients requiring treatment relevant to the subject area.
This part time course is taught mainly at King’s College London’s Denmark Hill Campus and King’s College Hospital and associated clinics.
To sit the examinations (listed below) it is necessary for satisfactory completion of the following prerequisites:
- Attendance of scheduled seminars/laboratory sessions and clinic (minimum 80%)
- Reflective log of laboratory (for modules 1 and 2) and clinical work (for all modules)
- Work based assessments
- 1:1 appraisal
- 360° appraisal including patient feedback
Satisfactory completion/pass of modules 1 and 2 are a pre-requisite before progressing to modules 3 and 4. Modules 1 and 2 are co-requisites, and, likewise, modules 3 and 4 are co-requisites.
Your performance will typically be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may include case reports, written papers and unseen case VIVAs .
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.