The School of Dentistry at UCLan have developed a new part-time course in Clinical Dental Technology Studies. This course is designed to train and prepare Dental Technicians for the qualifying examination in Clinical Dental Technology at the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).
The course is delivered over six terms spanning two years. Each term has 5 teaching sessions of two consecutive days. The days are Thursday - mainly theoretical and laboratory based teaching, and Friday which will be mainly clinical teaching.
The course is taught by UCLan School of Dentistry staff at the Preston campus using the onsite UCLan Dental Clinic and other facilities.
The benefits to you as a student are:
Short Course / CPD
Distance with attendance
Part-time: Two Years
School of Dentistry
No Partner College
Registered with the GDC as a Dental Technician
An academic qualification in Dental Technology, or an equivalent professional qualification, or significant and relevant proven professional experience is required
A current certificate of immunisation against communicable diseases (Hepatitis B)
Agreement to notify the University of any Events, as they might occur through the duration of the programme, which would affect DBS reports
This course is specifically designed for Dental Technicians to develop their career by enhancing their scope of practice. Successful completion of the course will allow them to gain registerable status as a Clinical Dental Technologist and become a member of the primary care team.
The provisional start date for the next programme is THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2016.
Applications should be submitted by MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2016. In order to apply online, please see the ‘HOW TO APPLY’ section below.
Interviews will be held on TUESDAY 16th & WEDNESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2016.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
All clinical teaching, training and treatment sessions will be supervised by qualified and experienced university clinical tutors.
During the course you will gain underpinning knowledge and study basic oral anatomy, physiology, and biology, whilst also acquiring additional clinical skills. Initially, you will have the opportunity to practise the clinical stages of denture construction on manikins, and then have the opportunity to carry them out under supervision of experienced dentists and CDTs. The ‘hands-on’ emphasis on clinical training makes for an exciting and interactive way of learning.
Six modules are studied during the course:
Clinical Dental Technology Knowledge 1
Clinical Dental Technology Foundation Skills 1
Teamwork and Professionalism in Clinical Dental Technology 1
Clinical Dental Technology Knowledge 2
Clinical Dental Technology Skills 2
Teamwork and Professionalism in Clinical Dental Technology 2
All six modules within the programme include assessments.
Knowledge and understanding will be assessed by written and practical coursework. Clinical competency will be assessed through in-course assessment.
Assessment is an essential part of your learning. It provides evidence that you have achieved the learning outcomes. You must pass all elements of assessments contained within each module. A range of assessment methods are used across the programme to ensure that the learning outcomes have been met.
In Year 1 students must pass a Clinical progression examination before treating patients under supervision within the UCLan Dental Clinic. There will also be a written examination towards the end of Year 1 which must be passed to allow you to progress to Year 2.
Students will also be required to maintain a reflective portfolio and complete written assignments in the first year.
In Year 2 students will continue to treat patients under supervision and maintain a clinical log of all cases that they undertake. Students will need to complete written assignments and case presentations of their patients.
Students will be given opportunities to undertake formative assessment exercises to gain valuable feedback about their improvement and progression throughout the course ways to improve or how well they are doing.
Types of assessment utilised include the following:
Successful completion of the course will meet the requirements for entry to the Royal College examination.
'Surrounded by top class facilities, the demanding CDT course at UCLan has taught me much more than the clinical stages of denture fabrication and is not to be undertaken lightly.
It's a course that includes medical emergencies, cross infection control & GDC Standards etc; with patient safety at its core.
My successful completion has made me a more integrated member of the clinical team. I would recommend this course to technicians that have the time to dedicate themselves to a challenging course'.
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
Please contact Course Enquiries to discuss: 01772 892400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.All suitable applicants will be interviewed at an applicant day where prospective candidates will have the opportunity to tour the facilities and speak with the course team.