DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry
The Application window is now open for September 2020 entry.
Why choose the DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry at Sheffield?
The School of Clinical Dentistry at Sheffield is one of the leading dental academic institutions in the United Kingdom. With excellent links to Schools and Departments within the University and Sheffield Hospitals. This modular DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry covers all aspects of the oral care of children and adolescents. This course is 3 years full-time.
Next available intake
The next intake will be in September 2020 and the application window is open now. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2019.
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.
A BDS dental degree
Two years minimum postgraduate experience, preferably two years
Students whose first language isn't English require IELTS 7 with a minimum score of 6 in each component. This certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the start date of the programme.
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(Please note each year our fee's include a small inflationary increase)
Students are expected to meet the cost of essential text books, dissertation binding (£14 per copy) and all registration, travel and accommodation expenses for any external conferences and meetings. Students wishing to sit external examinations are expected to meet all examination fees and related expenses.
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Please submit the following with your application:
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 will 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.
Applying for the programme is a two stage process
Stage 1: Selection Committee
Applications at this stage will be considered by staff who will create a short list of applications to be invited to interview. After this initial decision-making process, the outcome will be to either attend for an interview or to reject.
Stage 2: Interviews
All shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
Following the interview the decision will be one of the following:
Through attendance at consultant clinics and multidisciplinary clinics students will gain experience of diagnosis, treatment planning and on supervised clinics treatment. The academic basis of paediatric dentistry is taught by lectures, tutorials and course work. Students will also join with other students to undertake teaching in behaviour management, clinical management and dental public health to provide a wide grounding.
The course stresses evidence based practice and students will be taught appraisal skills and research methods. All masters students will undertake a dissertation/research project.
Aims and Objectives