Grad.Dip. Conscious Sedation in Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip)

Trinity College Dublin

Application deadline: 30th September for January 2013 intake.
Tuition fee:
  • € 7,250 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: July  2015
Duration full-time: 18 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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It also aims to provide a recognised education and training programme that will equip dentists with the knowledge, skills and experience to safely and independently use conscious sedation techniques in their own clinics. The objectives of the course are to provide:

* A comprehensive education in clinical practice of conscious sedation, anxiety and pain control for patients in the theoretical principles.
* Development of an ability to critically analyze and apply the findings of the professional literature.

Candidates for the course have to attend a total of 11 didactic days and a minimum of 20 clinical sessions (10 days). The course is divided into 7 modules, each having specific aims and learning outcomes. There are elements of direct contact teaching, self-directed learning, clinical practice and associated assignments for each module. Assessment is by written and oral work, clinical attachments, literature dissertation and portfolio of work.

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The Course is aimed at primary care dental practitioners providing support for those patients with dental anxiety and undertaking dentistry in a safe, effective and anxiety free manner.

Requirements

Applicants must possess a dental degree, which is registerable with the Dental Council in Ireland. Entry to training in conscious sedation in dentistry would normally follow a two-year period of general professional training that a student would already have undergone. Applicants must have evidence of satisfactory seroconversion for protection against Hepatitis B. Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) Vetting.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

* IELTS: Grade 6.5
* TOEFL: 88 - iBT, 230 - Computer based, 570 - paper based
* Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
* Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test: 88

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