University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Dental Educational Practice) (Taught)

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Course summary

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Dental Educational Practice) PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc are part-time, work-related courses designed specifically for registered dental professionals. The courses provide the route for National Health Service (NHS) Health Education England (HEE) ‘Mentorship for Training Supervisors’ and other appropriately qualified students to achieve from a PG Certificate up to a full Master's qualification. The course is studied part-time at the Medway campus. Overview Advanced Specialist Healthcare (Dental Educational Practice) PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc are a joint collaboration between the University of Kent and National Health Service (NHS) Health Education England (HEE). Students enter via an approved articulation arrangement route having gained 30 credits from the approved Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from the successful completion of a NHS HEE Mentorship for Training Supervisors’ (or equivalent). Students who successfully complete the one compulsory module will be eligible for the award of PG Certificate in Advanced Specialist Healthcare (Dental Educational Practice). Those who successfully complete the PG Certificate may then choose to continue on to the PG Diploma and MSc, either by negotiating further HEE sponsorship or by self-funding routes. Who is the course for? This course is for dental professionals who have successfully completed a NHS HEE ‘Mentorship for Training Supervisors’ (or equivalent). This articulated pathway has been specifically designed to meet the needs of qualified, registered dental professionals, allowing them to study part-time while working and managing other personal responsibilities. The course offers:

  • an innovative, flexible, work-related approach to studies
  • the opportunity to acquire the academic, educational and professional skills necessary to meet the evolving workforce needs of contemporary practice
  • a multi-disciplinary learning environment
  • a module structure, providing the opportunity to gain credit for individual modules
  • access to University resources and specialist academic and professional services.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential and/or Certificated Learning or Credit Transfer may be available. Requests for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer You are encouraged to enquire about converting prior learning achievements into University of Kent academic credit via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To be eligible, RPL must be appropriate and relevant to the course’s learning outcomes, and within the limits permitted. For further information,visit: https://www.kent.ac.uk/professional-practice/programmes/apecl Study structure Taught by expert academics and educators, this course allows you to broaden your expertise, deepen your knowledge and hone your work-based enquiry in relation to the gaining enhanced educational skills, while gaining a recognised qualification to help progress your career. PG Certificate teaching is structured around a series of extended taught weekends (on average three weekends a year at our Medway campus), consisting of formal taught sessions, seminars, guest speakers and action-learning sessions. During the sessions, you explore your existing educational work practice in a module designed to help you review and analyse current debates and professional challenges relevant to your specific area. You also have the opportunity to develop the academic and professional skills necessary to meet evolving needs of professionals employed within the dental and other healthcare services. Global and Lifelong Learning Kent’s Global and Lifelong Learning (GLL) department gives busy working professionals, employers and organisations the opportunity to benefit from the University’s academic and research excellence in ways which are tailored to the requirements of different work-based learning contexts and stages of career development.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this course. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Students entering via the Articulation route will be given RPL against the following module: WKBL8490 Developing Practice through Mentorship and Coaching. In Stage 1 - Year 1 (PG Certificate) you take the following core module: WKBL9130 - Delivery of Education in Professional Practice (30 credits) Autumn-Spring terms In Stage 2 - Year 2 (PG Diploma) you take the following core module: WKBL8820 - Research Skills (30 credits) - Spring/Summer terms You also take an optional module (30 credits) in the Autumn/Spring terms, chosen (subject to student numbers) from: WKBL8830 - Evidence-Based Practice (30 credits) WKBL8250 - Special Area of Study (30 credits) In Stage 3 - Year 3 (MSc) you take the following core module: WKBL8160 - Work-related Project and Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment method

Prior to attending the taught session you will be asked to undertake preparatory reading and tasks carry out work-based investigations and participant-led presentations. All assessment tasks are designed to allow you to develop expertise in the application of dental professional practice within the context of your work and subject interest. Assessment, depending on module, is through oral presentations, micro-teach, written assignments, portfolio assessments and action learning sets. In addition, in Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.


How to apply

International applicants

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision. The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. If you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Entry requirements

Students enter via an approved articulation arrangement route having gained 30 credits Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from the successful completion of a NHS England’s "Mentorship for Training Supervisors" programme (or equivalent). All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.


Fees and funding

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Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Dental Educational Practice) at University of Kent - UCAS