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Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGDip

Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Dentistry Anesthesiology

Course type


Course Summary

As a dental practitioner, this course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to use intravenous and inhalational sedation techniques on a wide range of anxious patients, including adults and children. We welcome students from all over the UK and Ireland. The Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGDip aims to provide you with: a systematic understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin conscious sedation and anxiety management in dentistry; a comprehensive practical understanding of clinical skills in techniques of intravenous and inhalational sedation, as applicable to UK practice in dentistry and an ability to critically evaluate the evidence-base and clinical issues involved in the safe independent practice of conscious sedation to the highest standard.

The Diploma is awarded after satisfactory completion of a final examination at the end of the course. Although based at Newcastle University, teaching is provided in academic and clinical facilities throughout the northern region (Newcastle, Sunderland and Darlington). This one year part time course consists of 10 didactic days of lectures and seminars, plus 14 half days of hands-on clinical training in sedation techniques. Didactic and clinical teaching is spaced evenly over a full academic year.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



Section 9 - Medical emergencies
Sections 3/4 - Intravenous sedation
Section 1 - Basis sciences and pharmacology
Section 2 - Anxiety and pain
Sections 7/8 - Sedation patient care
Sections 5/6 - Inhalational sedation
Sections 10-12 - Clinical case presentation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have completed a primary dental qualification at least one year before the start of the course. This needs to be recognised by the (UK) General Dental Council. You must also hold full registration with the (UK) General Dental Council by the closing date of the course.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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