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Mentoring in Dental Practice  Advanced Certificate

Mentoring in Dental Practice Advanced Certificate

School of Dentistry

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    One semester

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, None

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    January

  • Award Type:

    Advanced Certificate

Why study this programme?

The Advanced Certificate Mentoring in Dental Practice is intended for dental professionals who wish to undertake the role of mentor in the dental environment. The aim of the course is to equip members of the dental team to fulfil the role of mentor with colleagues who require support to fulfil the requirements of professional practice in Dental care or who have been the subject of Fitness to Practice review.

Advanced Certificate Mentoring in Dental Practice

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Monday 20th February 2017 (Supporting Learning)

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be experienced dentists/dental care professionals who are currently registered with the General Dental Council, with the ability to study at Level 7 (providing evidence on the application form of study at Level 6 or above, or considerable experience of relevant professional development activities) and wanting to undertake the role of mentor. 

For candidates without a current teaching qualification (e.g. Advanced Certificate Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice, PGCE, Cert Ed (FE), and Preparing to Teach in Life Long Learning sector qualifications) attendance at an additional introductory access day “Supporting Learning in Dental Practice” is required.

Programme at a Glance

Day 1  – Introductory day for ALL participants. Intended learning outcome: Critically analyse the purpose and context of the mentoring relationship within Dentistry

Supporting Learning in Dentistry - (ONLY for those participants who do not hold a teaching qualification) Supporting Learning in Dental Care Practice mentoring access course. This day will aim to introduce concepts, theories and strategies for supporting learning.

Supporting Learning in Dentistry can also be accessed as a one day verifiable CPD course for Dental Professionals who wish to develop or refresh some basic skills in teaching and learning. The date of this course is 23rd October 2012. Students wishing to attend this one day course can apply using the booking form. The cost for this course is £250.

Day 2  - Intended learning outcome: Demonstrate effective use of a range of communication skills required within the mentoring relationship - supported by actors

Day 3  - Intended learning outcome: Discuss the ethical and legal implications of the mentoring relationship within dental care practice

Day 4  - Intended learning outcome: Evaluate and support progress of mentees using a range of facilitation, assessment and feedback strategies

Day 5 - Intended learning outcome: All participants will engage in assessment activity to demonstrate achievement of all course learning outcomes - Supported by actors 

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

The closing date for application for a January 2017 start will be Friday 2nd December 2016

Mentoring in Dental Practice is a double module (40 credits) at postgraduate level which combines: a one day access course “Supporting learning” for would be mentors who do not have a teaching qualification (not required for those who have a teaching qualification), a series of five day-long taught and interactive workshops spread over a 12 week period for all participants, a supportive programme of e-learning activities and resources.

The course will address issues including:

  • Best practice in mentorship: reviewing theories and evidence
  • Roles and boundaries in the mentoring relationship
  • Causes of impaired performance and sources of support for mentors and mentees
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Legal, ethical and financial aspects of the mentoring relationship.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £2,000

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course will involve lectures, small group discussions, presentations by course participants and simulated mentoring activity using actors and therefore participants should be willing to engage fully with these diverse educational methods. The course will be taught by both subject specialists from the University and selected guest speakers.

  • A case-based report of approximately 5000 words, allowing participants to critically examine the challenges of mentoring through a specific case study and demonstrating how they would address these challenges
  • A presentation of a given aspect of mentoring to the course participants and assessors.
  • A demonstration of effective mentorship skills in a simulated mentoring situation

National Student Survey 2015

Students who completed the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) and studied Dentistry related courses at UCLan were very satisfied with their experience, in particular they think the course is intellectually stimulating and staff are good at explaining things.