Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Applied Dental Professional Practice) MSc is a flexible, transdisciplinary, postgraduate programme designed for dental professionals who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role. Exploring a specific area of your profession you will consider the professional challenges associated with your practice and develop academic skills. You will gain the opportunities to analyse the current debates relating to key issues relevant to the professional dental context in which you are working and develop academic and professional skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of patient care of contemporary practice. Studying within the Centre for Professional Practice, you will benefit from a transdisciplinary learning environment; access to University resources and specialist academic and clinical staff.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. You take the following core modules: Evidence-Based Practice (15 credits) Inter-Professional Working (15 credits) Research Methods (15 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) You then take modules specific to the Applied Dental Professional Practice pathway including: Professional Standard Setting (30 credits) Dentistry in a Contemporary Context (15 credits) In Stage 2 you are given the opportunity to choose an optional module from the Centre for Professional Practice module catalogue including: Developing Practice through Mentorship and Coaching (30 credits) Advancing Dental Professional Practice (30 credits) Power Dynamics within Professional Practice (30 credits) Learning and Development (30 credits) Addressing Barriers to Learning (15 credits) A Thinking School: Transforming Learning (30 credits) Quantitative Research Methods Applied to Professional Practice (15 credits) Qualitative Research Methods Applied to Professional Practice (15 credits) Special Area of Study (30 credits) Or you can select optional modules from the wider University catalogue with the possibility of studying on the main Canterbury campus. Taught sessions are delivered in a welcoming, supportive and flexible academic environment, by an academic team with extensive professional practitioner experience. They are experienced in delivering work-related programmes and understand the constraints of balancing a career with the demands of higher education.
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 is through: oral presentations written assignments portfolio assessments action learning sets In addition, in Stage 3, you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.
How to apply
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that 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.
Applicants should hold one an existing professional qualification with registration to General Dental Council or a professional qualification in a related field, for example; dental practice management, dental public health or dental health promotion studies.
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