The Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGCert aims to provide you with:
- a systematic understanding of the theoretical principles. This will underpin conscious sedation in dentistry and the care of patients undergoing sedation.
- a comprehensive practical understanding of clinical skills in intravenous and inhalational sedation techniques, as applicable to UK practice in dentistry
The programme is one of the few in the UK that provides dentists with Level 7 PG Certificate training in sedation. We provide students with hands-on clinical training. You gain the key knowledge base and skills in conscious sedation required to practice conscious sedation as an independent practitioner.
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A PGCert is awarded if you successfully complete half of the taught modules (60 credits).
What you'll learn
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
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How you'll learn
This one-year part-time course consists of 4 didactic days of lectures and seminars. It also includes 15 supervised clinical attachment sessions.
Didactic and clinical teaching occurs over a full academic year. The first study day will take place on Wednesday 13 October 2021.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Observation of professional practice
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
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Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2020 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
Our facilities include:
- a cone beam CT scanner and implant planning software. This is used for patients treated on our implant programmes
- in-house production laboratories providing excellent learning opportunities around clinician-technician communication
- excellent library and computing facilities on-site
- research laboratories in Oral Biology, Anthropology and Dental Materials Science
- a dedicated clinical research facility. It offers clinical training and research opportunities of the highest international standard
Find out about our dental facilities
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
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- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
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