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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Dental Public Health

Programme code:MSC-D/DPHUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Gail Douglas/Dr Julia Csikar Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with 2:2 (hons) in a related subject or medical or dental degree. New graduates with limited or no work experience in a health-related area would be expected to have a 2.1 or above or a professional qualification with 3-5 years' work experience.
English requirements for candidates for whom English is not their first language:
IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component
TOEFL: 600 (paper based) and 250 (computer based).
100 TOEFL iBT with minimum scores of 22 in listening, 24 in reading, 24 in speaking and 25 in writing.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Dentistry

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Dentistry

Programme specification:

The programme will benefit from the contribution of a group of internationally renowned tutors who have extensive experience of health services research and epidemiology as well as contributing to the delivery of dental public health services locally and nationally. These tutors include Professor Gail Douglas (International Caries Detections and Assessment System Foundation), and Dr John Beal (British Fluoride Society). In addition, there are guest tutors from around the world available to remotely contribute to the seminars: Alessandro Villa (Post Doc Fellow, Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NIH, USA).
There will also be direct involvement with Public Health England consultants and Specialists in teaching service related elements of the course and bringing to life the theoretical basis of DPH through working examples from around the UK.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DSUR5022MResearch Methods Ethics and Statistics30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
DSUR5055MTransferable Skills 110 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5129MDental Public Health Research Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5130MPrinciples of Dental Public Health35 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
NUFF5610MHealth Promotion15 credits1 Apr to 31 May
NUFF5675MPrinciples of Public Health30 credits1 Nov to 31 Jan

Optional modules:

Last updated: 11/07/2023 16:55:09


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