University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

The MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Articulated Pathway (Advanced Dental Clinical Practice) is a part-time Master’s-level programme studied over 18 months. It provides the route for FGDP post-registration Diploma and other appropriately qualified students to achieve a full Master's qualification. The programme is delivered by Kent's Centre for Professional Practice (CPP), based at the Medway campus. It is a joint collaboration between the Centre and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP (UK)). Candidates who have successfully completed an FGDP post-registration Diploma or other appropriate programmes may apply for direct access entry with advanced standing of 90 credits to the next available MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare cohort. The programme fosters intellectual and professional development of experienced healthcare practitioners allowing them to extend and deepen the analytical and critical reasoning powers which underpin practice (e.g. in organisational leadership and change, health and welfare systems, organisations and services and advanced technical procedures and practices). The programme aims to: Provide supervision for advanced practitioner-centred research that builds a culture of evaluation and enquiry into the practice environment. Equip experienced practitioners for their role in challenging, questioning and realigning strategies for specialist practice. Develop confident senior practitioners who are able to participate in the development of practice, and work effectively with organisational interests and evidence-based processes within complex multidisciplinary teams.

Course details

Assessment method

The assessment strategies for the programmes within the MSc Advanced and Specialist Healthcare framework are designed to support the development of academic and professional practice. Participants will be expected to show novel and fresh approaches in their application of knowledge to their practice. The assessment methods used are designed to show the depth and breadth of experiential knowledge and the relation this has to participant’s professional practice. Some modules that include practical clinical skills may require practical demonstration of skills and knowledge.


How to apply

International applicants

International students Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country. English language entry requirements 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. Need help with English? 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.

Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is via an approved articulation arrangement route. Applicants need to have successfully completed an FGDP Post-registration Diploma programme; this provides 90 credits in the form of approved Accreditation of Prior Experiential and Certificated Learning (APECL). Applicants must also be working in a dental workplace setting. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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