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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Part-time day
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton

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.


  • 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.

Units

  • Dental Law In Practice (PMS021-6) Compulsory
  • Ethical Dental Practice (PMS022-6) Compulsory

This course has been designed as a blended learning course combining face-to-face learning (during study contact days) with supported, interactive on-line learning.

In addition, the course requires students to make explicit links between their learning on the course and their own individual practice. This is primarily through the assessment strategy and by allowing students the flexibility in selecting their topics for assessment tasks.

Students also have the chance to reinforce their knowledge by linking the legal and ethical theory into their practice through developing an artefact that emerges from their chosen topics. Teaching, learning and assessment activities across the course are designed to enable students to rehearse and hone skills required for their assessment tasks.

For example, working in groups to study reported cases in the media and legal and ethical cases from the GDC, help students in their selection and later in their analysis of legal case law and their links to dental practice.

The assessments for the course has been developed to ensure that:

  • You are able to demonstrate achievement of course learning outcomes, at masters’ level
  • There is alignment to learning and teaching methods
  • Assessments are relevant to your workplace based practices
  • You are supported to develop relevant, workplace related skills, operating in a legal and ethical framework

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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 


This course is designed to develop the skills and practices of dental care professionals with an interest in legal and ethical dental practice.

You can enhance your legal role in dental practice and other settings (eg practice managers, clinical leads), indemnity organisations, primary care organisations or to legal firms as expert witnesses.

Fees and funding

The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.

The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and funding


The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.


The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Putteridge Bury campus

Our Putteridge Bury campus is a magnificent neo-Elizabethan manor house built in 1911 in the style of Chequers, with beautiful grounds and a reflecting pool. 

It is home to University events including graduations, academic research symposia and seminars such as those held by our business school's postgraduate programmes, as well as a wide variety of public and private events including conferences, weddings, funeral receptions and public holiday functions.

Find out more about Putteridge Bury's public and private events

Location

Ideally located only four miles from Luton town centre, Putteridge Bury is set in picturesque parkland just off the A505 and enjoys a tranquil rural environment and ample parking within the grounds.

Putteridge Bury is a short drive from the University Square campus, London Luton airport, the train station and bus station.

A free shuttle bus service operates between Putteridge Bury and the University Square campus in Luton town centre .

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student