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Dental Law and Ethics PGCert

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Study mode

Part time day


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Dentistry Health Legal / Ethical Issues Law (Specific Statutes)

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

Providing unique opportunities to study dental care from ethical, legal and professional perspectives, this ground-breaking course has been designed for dentists, hygienists and other practicing dental professionals.

Designed to fit in with your current work schedule, it is a part-time course combining eight study days with online and self-directed learning.

You will be taught by a dedicated team of university and visiting staff who have wide-ranging legal and ethical expertise.

Why choose this course?

  • Study the ethical challenges and dilemmas in dental practice, propose possible responses, and support these with well-argued rationales
  • Explore tutor supported assessment tasks that are tailored in ways that allow you to deal with the real issues you encounter in your professional life
  • Develop the ability to effectively appraise your own approach to practice, using independent or collaborative methods to identify and respond to your developmental needs
  • Gain the capacity to independently and critically evaluate legal and ethical issues that are relevant to your own practice
  • Benefit from a wide range of learning and teaching methods including small group workshops, micro teaching, action learning sets, cases studies, presentations, critical incident analysis, and individual and group work.

How will I be assessed?

This postgraduate course is open to individuals who have a first degree (or equivalent qualification or experience assessed by an interview) in dentistry, dental nursing and allied dental professions.


Dental Law In Practice - Core
Ethical Dental Practice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750. There might be a slight increase in 2023/24 year entry.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

University information

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern university with a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes around 20,000 students from over 100 countries. It offers a wide variety of research-informed courses, which believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. Bedfordshire has campuses located in: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The...more

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