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Dental Public Health MDPH

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MDPH - Master in Dental Public Health

Subject areas

Dental Hygiene Dental Health Education

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Dental public health is the speciality of dentistry that deals with the prevention of oral disease, promotion of oral health, and improvement of quality of life through the organised efforts of society. Good oral health can have a positive impact on an individual's ability to speak, smile, and socialise. You will learn how to improve fragile dental public health systems and reduce oral health inequality. You'll learn how to design and carry out dental public health research, and understand how raw data and statistics can be used to draw meaningful conclusions and help you make decisions on how to approach complex issues.

You will work closely with Public Health students from the School of Medicine, taking a holistic approach to healthcare that will benefit you throughout your career. During this time, you will be taught at Ninewells Hospital and Dundee Dental School. We have our own Masters Hub in the School of Dentistry, where you can collaborate and study with your peers as well as independently. There is also an option to study extra modules in Medical Education. With successful completion of these modules you can exit the course with a Masters in Dental Public Health with Medical Education.

Careers:

Dental public health is a global issue, so gaining an MDPH from an internationally-recognised UK university is a great way to be prepared for wherever in the world your career will take you. This course will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed for research and management careers in a wide variety of dental and health-related disciplines. Our alumni have undertaken roles with the United National Populations Fund, in health service planning, government offices, national and international health agencies, and in academia. This course also provides a solid foundation for those considering speciality training in the UK or further postgraduate study, including a PhD.

Modules

This module comes under Semester 2. The Dental Public Health Module comprises of Dental Public Health, Behavioural Sciences for Dental Public Health and Oral Health Promotion. It aims to introduce students to the techniques applicable to the practice of Dental Public Health; critical evaluation of current practice and new methods; critical examination of behavioural sciences and oral health promotion as they related to public health policy and strategy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,100

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold a first class or upper second class degree in a health related topic and/or in subjects including dentistry, dental therapy/hygiene, the social sciences, and medical science. Applications will also be considered from others who, although not graduates, are exceptionally well qualified in terms of seniority and experience.