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The internationally renowned Dental Public Health MSc at UCL offers a challenging and innovative programme of study. Based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, a particular strength of the programme is the focus on exploring the application of public health philosophy to dental public health issues. What and how will I learn? Students develop a broad understanding of the philosophy of dental public health, and in particular the underlying social, economic and political determinants of health. They are able to describe and apply the key principles of the Primary Health Care Approach, and demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of current concepts and theories. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core courses (120 credits) and a project report (60 credits). Core Modules Philosophy and Principles of Dental Public Health Oral Epidemiology Basic Statistics for Medical Sciences Principles and Practice of Oral Health Promotion Research Methods in Dental Public Health Regression Modelling Evidence Based Dental Practice Planning for Better Oral Health Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a report of no more than 100 pages. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukepidemiologystudentsdphtaught.htm The programme is designed to encourage maximum student participation and involvement, and is based upon small group teaching seminars, where a questioning approach is actively encouraged, enabling students to challenge the basis for current dental policy and practice. Assessment is through internal assignments, examination, oral presentation and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL is one of the world's pioneering universities with a reputation for high quality research. Located in the heart of London it is a stimulating and exciting environment in which to study. Epidemiology and Public Health is a friendly, thriving multidisciplinary department. Staff, specialising in biology, dentistry, economics, epidemiology, medicine, psychology, public health, statistics and sociology, aim to develop a better understanding of health and prevention of ill health through vigorous research at a global, national and local level. This knowledge is applied via teaching and contributions to national and international health policy and the wider public understanding on health. Your future career Many former students have become chief dental officers, dental public health academics and planners in their own countries. First destinations of recent graduates include: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Clinical Trials Assistant Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust: Project Assistant Kingston Practice: Dentist Ministry of Health: Dental Officer General Dental Council: Overseas Dentist Examination Iffley Dental Practice: Dentist University of Maiduguri: Lecturer Entry Requirements All applicants must normally hold an approved dental or medical qualification. Students who have completed and performed well in the Diploma in Community Dental Health are also eligible for admission onto the MSc programme. How to apply The deadline for applications is the end of June for the year of entry. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. As most of the applicants are from overseas, interviews are not conducted for admission to the programme. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for graduates of dentistry or medicine who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of dental public health and its application in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, for further research or specialist training in this field. RAE Rating Division of Population Health 6
The internationally renowned Dental Public Health MSc at UCL offers a challenging and innovative programme of study. Based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, a particular strength of the programme is the focus on exploring the application of public health philosophy to dental public health issues. What and how will I learn? Students develop a broad understanding of the philosophy of dental public health, and in particular the underlying social, economic and political dete...