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International Dental Public Health

School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for postgraduate courses that enhance their careers.
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Course description

This course will equip you with the critical and contemporary knowledge of the theory and fundamental principles of dental public health practice. You will develop the ability to critically analyse dental public health problems and develop practical solutions using multidisciplinary and evidence-based approaches to protect and promote population oral health.

You will also develop the practical skills to act as an independent dental public health practitioner in different international social contexts using health promotion strategies, social change programmes and through effective planning of primary dental care services.

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Core modules

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Dental Public Health: Foundation and Theory
  • Health Promotion
  • Dental Public Health: Application and Critique
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Health and Social Justice
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Dissertation
  • Dental Public Health: International Practice
  • Managing Social Change
  • Fieldwork Research Project


Teaching is through:

  • Lectures
  • Student-led seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Dissertation
  • Problem-solving activities
  • Observational work and practical activities in primary care units through an international field trip


  • Formal examinations
  • Coursework assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Dissertation
  • Fieldwork report


2 years full-time

Entry requirements

A recognised dental qualification with at least one year of postgraduate experience.

You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 215 9318 or +44 114 215 9319

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.