Each module has 5 taught workshops - Approximately 18 months to complete the Post Graduate Certificate
Postgraduate, Professional Development
Mixed Mode, None
The Postgraduate Certificate Commissioning and Dental Advising is aimed at professionals working in dentistry, who wish to develop their role as an advisor to the profession in the emerging and changing world of dentistry.
Applicants must hold either a BDS or relevant Bachelor Degree with Honours. Relevant professional experience may be considered. Applicants must also be actively engaged in dentistry and have sufficient competency in English Language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent).
The aim of the module is for students to critically analyse their own personal and professional development to enable them to fulfil a mentoring and appraising role with colleagues, allowing the requirements of professional practice to be achieved efficiently, effectively and sensitively. Utilising evidence-based practice, the current drivers, context, legal, professional and ethical implications will be examined.
The module aims to ensure that students are up to date with the current structure and governance arrangements relevant to their role in primary care dental services.
The aim of the module is to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of students in developing dental services, including supporting dental practices in the changing environment.
The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate is to:
Each module has individual learning outcomes and students will be supported to achieve these.
The course team have been selected for their expertise both from a dental and/or academic perspective. The course team will work collaboratively to support students throughout the taught workshops and the personal tutor will be available for additional support.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
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:
Part-time: £3,000 for year
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The Postgraduate Certificate Commissioning and Dental Advising will support dental professionals who are engaging in providing advice in dentistry.
The course will be taught in modern well-equipped classrooms by tutors selected for their knowledge and expertise. The course team includes specialists within the dental profession and experienced academics who will provide personal tutorial support and overall course management. The University has an excellent range of electronic resources to support the course.
Each module is assessed independently, using a range of assessment techniques that are appropriate to the learning outcomes and contents of the module. Examples of assessments include case presentations, assignments and reflective logs.
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.