Conscious Sedation for Dentistry

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$14,579

Course Overview

This postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry provides enhanced understanding of the processes involved in conscious sedation through knowledge of the basic sciences. The course provides a high level of clinical experience in treating patients under sedation in supervised sessions. You will learn basic techniques, with introduction to advanced approaches where required. Both practical and theoretical training is given, from initial assessment and treatment planning to delivery, recovery and discharge, for a variety of sedation techniques for dental treatment.

Key benefits:

  • High levels of exposure to the clinical environment at Guy's Hospital with its diverse patient population
  • Close expert supervision, to gain competence and confidence in treating patients under conscious sedation
  • Compliant with IACSD national guidelines Clinical sessions one day per week (January to June) plus seven study days and a final dissertation
  • Clinical sessions one day per week (January to June) plus seven study days and a final dissertation
  • Option of nine demonstrations of procedural skills (DoPS) to be completed during the course
  • Competency-based training and clinical treatment sessions take place in the Department of Sedation and Special Care at Guy's Hospital

Who should take this course

A recognised, formal dental qualification is required with a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience.

Accreditation

PG Dip

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required modules:

You are required to take:

  • Science of Conscious Sedation (45 credits)
  • Clinical Conscious Sedation (45 credits)
  • Literature Review (30 credits)

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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