MClinDent in International Dental Public Health
Why choose the MClinDent in International Dental Public Health at Sheffield?
The programme is unique in the UK as it will provide you with critical and contemporary knowledge of the theory and fundamental principles of Dental Public Health. The second year involves an international field trip to Brazil where you will receive practical experience. On this field trip you will develop the competencies to work in an interdisciplinary way in public and private health agencies.
You will develop the practical skills in how to tackle the major oral health problems of a community in different international social contexts using different health promotion strategies, social change programmes and through effective planning of dental services.
The course offers a singular and “real life” practical opportunity to discover how to work as a dental public health practitioner. You will gain experience in oral health needs assessment, the development of community-oriented approaches in an international placement supported by local DPH practitioners. You will also develop skills in planning and delivering oral health promotion and social change programmes through advocacy and inter-sectoral work in dental public health.
The application window for September 2019 entry is now open
|Fees and Funding||
Home/EU - £7,500
Home/EU - £9,500
(Please note each year our fee's include a small inflationary increase)
Students will take part in two fieldwork activities during the 2nd year of the course.
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The supporting statement should give an honest appraisal of the following:
All new postgraduate students entering a programme which involves exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues must conform to the national guidelines for the protection of patients, healthcare workers and students. If you are undertaking a clinical course you will be expected to achieve a satisfactory level of immunity in respect of Hepatitis B before admission. You will be tested for Hepatitis C and HIV on commencement of your course and if you are found to be Hepatitis C antibody positive or you are an infectious carrier of HIV, then you may be unable to continue.
If you have serious health problems, or know that you are infected with Hepatitis B, C or HIV, you must disclose this information on your application form. All potential students with significant health problems will be individually assessed for suitability. Our immunisation requirements are constantly being reviewed to ensure we meet with current Department of Health guidance. You will be required to comply with these if you are offered a place. We will advise you further when you apply.
Criminal Records Bureau
Depending on your chosen course of study, if you are a UK resident, places may be subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure and registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme. If you are an overseas applicant, your application may be subject to a satisfactory check from your local police station (sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Good Conduct) along with registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme. We will advise you further when you apply.
The 2-year full-time MClinDent in International Dental Public Health will equip you with the ability to critically analyse dental public health problems and develop practical solutions to protect and promote the oral health of a community using evidence-based approaches. You will also take part in the international field trip to develop community-oriented approaches and will undertake a Fieldwork Research Project in the UK or abroad in health services research. After graduation you should be able to evaluate and improve the organisation of oral health care in different social contexts.
Aims and Objectives
Subjects covered in Year 1 include:
Subjects covered in Year 2 include:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or students numbers. In the event of any change we will consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
Dr Alison Patrick