Dentistry with a Preliminary Year (BDS)

Our 6 year BDS programme includes a foundation year and is an opportunity for you if you haven’t chosen the science subjects required for the five-year programme.

Our 6 year BDS programme includes a foundation year and is an opportunity for you if you haven’t chosen the science subjects required for the five-year programme.

The programme is delivered in the only dental School in Wales which houses state of the art training facilities. It is located in the Dental Hospital at the University Hospital of Wales.

Our School has been ranked 1st in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Times Good University Guide 2016, making it one of the best places to study dentistry in the UK!

Employment prospects are excellent, with typically 100% of BDS graduates in employment within six months.

Key facts

UCAS CodeA204
Duration6 Year(s)
AccreditationsGeneral Dental Council (GDC)
Typical places availablePlease contact the school for more information
Typical applications receivedPlease contact the school for more information
Scholarships and bursaries
Typical A level offerAAA, including no more than one of Chemistry, Biology or PhysicsFor 2015 entry: AAA, including no more than one of Chemistry or Biology.
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offerWBQ core will be accepted in lieu of one A-level (at the grades specified above), excluding the required Science A-levels.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer36 points, with a minimum score of 6 at Higher Level in ONE of Chemistry, Biology or Physics.For 2015 entry: 36 points, with a minimum score of 6 at Higher Level in ONE of Chemistry or Biology.
Other qualificationsApplications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome.
Please see detailed information about alternative entry requirements here.
QAA subject benchmark


Academic School
Admissions tutor(s)

Mr Robert Mcandrew , Course Administrator

    Renowned for excellence in teaching and research, our School of Dentistry offers outstanding facilities and a friendly atmosphere, so it is no surprise the BDS course attracts students from throughout the world.

    The School is located at the Heath Park campus and is based in the Dental Hospital, which is part of the University Hospital of Wales. This means the School has a close working relationship with the NHS.

    In year zero you will follow the foundation course to prepare and give you a base for years one to five.

    Our integrated dental curriculum gives you early contact with patients – in year one you will spend one day a week at the Dental School, while the foundation year of the six-year programme (year zero), and most of year one for the five and six year programmes are taught in Cardiff School of Biosciences at the Cathay's Park campus.

    In years two to five you will be based in the School of Dentistry, and there are increased opportunities to practice in community clinics, district general hospitals and satellite academic units throughout Wales.

    As the only School of Dentistry in Wales, there is a seamless link with the Dental Service Group of the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust based in the University Dental Hospital, which provides the majority of the clinical experience you will gain during your studies, providing advice and treatment for patients from Wales and from neighbouring parts of England.

    Course structure

    The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is an integrated course with no separation between the basic science and clinical subjects, and, within the clinical subjects, teaching within the various topics draws expertise from all relevant divisions and from other schools within the University.

    Preliminary year

    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Contemporary French LanguageML110420 credits
    French for BeginnersML619820 credits
    Modern FranceML619920 credits
    German Language A (First Year)ML213620 credits
    German B (First Year)ML213720 credits
    Introduction To German History And Culture For Advanced StudentsML710320 credits
    Introduction To German History And Culture For Beginners' StudentsML710420 credits
    Japanese HistoryML158120 credits
    Elementary Japanese (Autumn)ML158220 credits
    Elementary Japanese (Spring)ML168220 credits
    Italian Language (Year 1) AdvancedML310120 credits
    Italian Language (Year 1) BeginnersML310220 credits
    Modern Italy: Birth of a Nation?ML810320 credits
    Introduction to Lusophone StudiesML411020 credits
    Portuguese Language for BeginnersML411120 credits
    Spanish Language (Year 1) AdvancedML510120 credits
    Spanish Language Year One BeginnersML510220 credits
    Introduction To Hispanic Studies (Advanced)ML511020 credits
    Introduction To Hispanic Studies (Beginners)ML511120 credits
    Introduction to Translation Methods (French)ML810220 credits
    Introduction to Translation Methods (German)ML810420 credits
    Introduction to Translation Methods (Italian)ML810520 credits
    Introduction to Translation Methods (Japanese)ML810720 credits
    Introduction to Translation Methods (Portuguese)ML810820 credits
    Introduction to Translation Methods (Spanish)ML810620 credits
    Introduction to Translation TheoryML810120 credits
    Introduction to Poetry and the NovelSE213620 credits
    Reading and IdentitySE213120 credits
    Texts in Time 1500-1800SE213220 credits
    Literature, Culture, PlaceSE213320 credits
    Epic and RomanceSE213420 credits
    Shakespeare and ChaucerSE213520 credits
    Mind, Thought and RealitySE410120 credits
    Moral and Political PhilosophySE410320 credits
    Four Great Works in PhilosophySE410420 credits
    Darllen AthroniaethSE410520 credits
    Y Da, Drwg a'r GwleidyddolSE410620 credits
    Introduction To Human CommunicationSE110720 credits
    Introduction To Media CommunicationSE110820 credits
    Introduction To LanguageSE110920 credits
    Elementary Number Theory IMA011110 credits
    GeometryMA100410 credits
    Vectors and MatricesMA100710 credits
    Mechanics IMA130010 credits
    Introduction to Probability TheoryMA150010 credits
    Statistical InferenceMA150110 credits
    Experimental Physics IPX112310 credits
    The Universe From Particles To GalaxiesPX112410 credits
    Planets and ExoplanetsPX122510 credits
    How The Human Body WorksPX122610 credits
    Cyflwyniad I'r GymraegCY174220 credits
    Llenyddiaeth GymraegCY174320 credits
    O Destun I DraethawdCY174420 credits
    Diwylliant y GymraegCY175020 credits
    Diwylliant Cymraeg Dinas CaerdyddCY175120 credits
    Mapio’r CymryCY175220 credits
    Sgiliau llafarCY150020 credits
    Defnyddio'r GymraegCY150120 credits
    Astudio BarddoniaethCY150220 credits
    Astudio RhyddiaithCY150320 credits
    Welsh 1CY177420 credits
    Welsh 2CY177520 credits
    Introduction To Irish 1CY401010 credits
    Introduction To Irish 2CY401210 credits
    Spanish Beginners Part 1ML900110 credits
    Spanish Beginners Part 2ML900210 credits
    Spanish Intermediate Part 1ML900510 credits
    Spanish Intermediate Part 2ML900610 credits
    Spanish Advanced Part 1ML900910 credits
    Spanish Advanced Part 2ML901010 credits
    Japanese Beginners Part 1ML910110 credits
    Japanese Beginners Part 2ML910210 credits
    Mandarin Chinese Beginners Part 1ML920110 credits
    Mandarin Chinese Beginners Part 2ML920210 credits
    French Beginners Part 1ML960110 credits
    French Beginners Part 2ML960210 credits
    French Elementary Part 1ML960310 credits
    French Elementary Part 2ML960410 credits
    French Intermediate Part 1ML960510 credits
    French Intermediate Part 2ML960610 credits
    French Higher Intermediate Part 1ML960710 credits
    French Higher Intermediate Part 2ML960810 credits
    French Advanced Part 2ML961010 credits
    German Beginners Part 1ML970110 credits
    German Beginners Part 2ML970210 credits
    German Intermediate Part 1ML970510 credits
    German Intermediate Part 2ML970610 credits
    German Higher Intermediate Part 2ML970810 credits
    German Advanced Part 1ML970910 credits
    German Advanced Part 2ML971010 credits
    Italian Beginners Part 1ML980110 credits
    Italian Beginners Part 2ML980210 credits
    French Advanced Part 1ML960910 credits
    German Higher Intermediate Part 1ML970710 credits
    Spanish Elementary Part 1ML900310 credits
    Spanish Higher Intermediate Part 1ML900710 credits
    Spanish Further Advanced Part 1ML901110 credits
    Japanese Elementary Part 1ML910310 credits
    Japanese Elementary Part 2ML910410 credits
    Mandarin Chinese Elementary Part 1ML920310 credits
    Mandarin Chinese Elementary Part 2ML920410 credits
    Arabic Beginners Part 1ML930110 credits
    Russian Beginners Part 1ML940110 credits
    French Further Advanced Part 1ML961110 credits
    German Elementary Part 1ML970310 credits
    German Elementary Part 2ML970410 credits
    German Further Advanced Part 1ML971110 credits
    German Further Advanced Part 2ML971210 credits
    Italian Elementary Part 1ML980310 credits
    Italian Elementary Part 2ML980410 credits
    C++ Programming ICE265220 credits
    Java ICE333720 credits
    C Programming 1CE334020 credits
    Shell and Perl Programming ICE501120 credits
    C ProgrammingCE514010 credits
    Celtic Folklore in Britain and IrelandCE478210 credits
    Art, Archaeology and Culture in Ancient GreeceCE478310 credits
    The French Revolution - The Greatest of all Revolutions?CE479810 credits
    Introducing Moral ProblemsCE493710 credits
    Exploring Children's LiteratureCE493910 credits
    Ghoulish and Gruesome: Beliefs and the Body in early Modern BritainCE501310 credits
    Medieval France: One Nation, One Power?CE501510 credits
    Victorian LiteratureCE501910 credits
    The Nazi Rise to Power: Weimar Germany, 1914-33CE504210 credits
    Comedy and Our CultureCE507310 credits
    Reporting Sport: Sport, Journalism and SocietyCE507410 credits
    Inside the News: Past, Present and FutureCE507610 credits
    The Celluloid Imagination: American culture, society and identity through film since 1945CE511010 credits
    Introducing the BluesCE511410 credits
    Night's Black Agents: Gothic Mythology and LiteratureCE511310 credits
    Fatal Attractions: A Guide to the VicesCE511610 credits
    Things that go bump in the night: Magic, Witchcraft and the OccultCE511710 credits
    European LawCE110110 credits
    Managing Finance ICE136110 credits
    Managing Finance IICE286110 credits
    Project ManagementCE338910 credits
    Property LawCE359310 credits
    Professional Leadership and Management DevelopmentCE461310 credits
    Employability SkillsCE492310 credits
    Essential Management SkillsCE492410 credits
    Criminal LawCE512310 credits
    English Legal SystemCE512410 credits
    1989: a Pivotal Year for EuropeCE513420 credits
    The Political System in WalesCE513520 credits
    Medical Imaging and The Human BodyCE396810 credits
    Disease in The Developing WorldCE419010 credits
    Coaching and MentoringCE462510 credits
    Hyfforddi, cyfathrebu a chwnsela (trwy gyfrwng y gymraeg)CE512210 credits
    C ProgrammingCE514010 credits
    Education and SocietySI000520 credits
    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Nutrition, Transport and SignallingBI000410 credits
    Medical Imaging and The Human BodyCE396810 credits
    Disease in The Developing WorldCE419010 credits
    Structure and Properties of MatterPX010110 credits
    Motion and EnergyPX010210 credits
    Foundations of Modern PhysicsPX020110 credits
    Preliminary Mathematics IMA000310 credits
    Preliminary Mathematics IIMA000410 credits
    Electricity, Magnetism & LightPX020210 credits
    Military Surgery Through the AgesBI000710 credits

    Year one

    You will spend most of the first year studying in the School of Biosciences learning the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, which are the foundation for the practice of dentistry. Teaching is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, and practicals. You will also spend up to two afternoons per week at the University Dental Hospital observing clinic activity, learning about clinical procedures, professionalism and dental terminology, as well as learning about the role and responsibilities of the dental team. You will also undertake library, IT and study skills training at the Dental Hospital.

    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Clinical VivaMED1261 credits
    Exam ComponentMED1231 credits
    Coursework ComponentMED1251 credits
    Clinical PortfolioMED1271 credits
    Project ComponentMED1241 credits

    Year two

    Following successful completion of the first year, you will continue to learn about the foundation topics that become integrated with the oral ecosystems theme, which covers the basic sciences relevant to the mouth, including the development, physiology and biochemistry of oral and dental tissues. These themes are enhanced and supported by the human diseases theme through which you will learn those aspects of medicine, pharmacology and surgery required by a dentist. You are also introduced to clinical dentistry, commencing with the pre-operative techniques course

    in the pre-clinical laboratory which is required before progressing to work with your own patients in July of the second year. You will cover areas such as radiology, dental pathology, periodontology, dental materials, cariology, paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. The dentistry in the wider community theme covers the behavioural sciences and ethics required to work within the community, as well as continuing the family study programme which you started in the first year.

    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Primary BDS (Part 2B)DE20021 credits
    Primary BDS (Part 2C)DE20031 credits
    Primary BDS (Part 2A)DE20011 credits

    Year three

    In the third and fourth years, you will follow the clinical dentistry, human diseases and dentistry in the wider community themes, covering topics such as integrated restorative dental care, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontology, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, statistics, oral surgery, medicine and pathology and dental public health. In addition to this, you will increase the amount of time spent in the clinics treating patients and developing interpersonal and clinical skills. Students also start work on a final project to be submitted in the final year. The Project aims to provide you with experience in research methodology and the critical appraisal of literature and scholarship.

    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Intermediate BDS (Part A)DE30011 credits
    Intermediate BDS (Part D)DE30041 credits
    Intermediate BDS (Part C)DE30031 credits
    Intermediate BDS (Part B)DE30021 credits

    Year four

    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Final BDS (Part E)DE40011 credits

    Year five

    The final year provides a substantial amount of time for training outside the School of Dentistry. You will spend your time in the dental units of district general hospitals, local and outreach community dental clinics and a primary dental care unit remote from the School.

    Module titleModule codeCredits
    Final BDS (Part D)DE50041 credits
    Final BDS (Part C)DE50031 credits
    Final BDS (Part A)DE50021 credits
    Final BDS (Part B)DE50011 credits
    The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

    The School of Dentistry provides a high-quality, evidence-based, research-led, innovative and student-centred educational experience. The School aims to deliver modern, efficient and effective programmes that produce high calibre graduates who can make a positive impact on society by enhancing patient care and advancing dental science.

    In 2015, 100% of the School’s graduates were in employment within six months of graduation. Employers included a variety of NHS Trusts and higher education institutions.


    • Specialist Dental Practice
    • Community Dental Practice
    • Medical Research Post


    6 Year(s)

    Next intake

    September 2016

    Places available

    Typical places available


    Applications received

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    QAA subject benchmark

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    What are the aims of this Programme?

    The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) equips students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) and prepares them to enter the Vocational Training Scheme and DF1 training. The new integrated Theme-based programme has no separation between the basic and clinical sciences, and graduates are awarded a fully classified University degree. The programme isnormally completed in five years with a six year option that includes a Foundation year, for those applicants who cannot meet the subject requirements for entry to the five-year programme.

    A new curriculum, introduced in 2012, includes early clinical experience, enhanced integration between the basic and clinical sciences and increased clinical training. Year 1 amalgamates the basic sciences with early clinical contact. In years 2-5 teaching is primarily based in the School of Dentistry but with opportunities to practice in community dental clinics, district general hospitals and satellite academic units throughout Wales, including the St David’s Education Unit and the new Mountain Ash Unit.

    The programme provides students with knowledge of the basic sciences and human diseases that underpin dentistry and highlights their practical application in the clinical setting. Students draw upon a broad range of teaching expertise from each of the major sub-disciplines that exist within Dentistry, with teaching delivered across a variety of settings. In years 4 and 5 students undertake a research project that encourages them to develop advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    Students are provided with clinical contact from the beginning of their studies, which increases substantially as the course progresses, to the extent that by their final year they are competent at managing and treating patients with minimal supervision. They have the opportunity to practise on a wide variety of patients with a wide range of treatment needs. Outreach placements ensure that students develop their interpersonal and clinical skills, and allow them to become accustomed to their roles and responsibilities as dentists of the future.

    The 6 year BDS programme includes a foundation year and is an opportunity for you if you haven’t chosen the science subjects required for the five-year programme. 

    What is expected of me?

    ·         Attendance is expected for all aspects of the programme, including lectures and seminars. Students will be required to complete either a self-certificate or provide a signed medical certificate in respect of any sickness during the programme. Any unauthorised absence may be viewed as failure to engage with the programme and could constitute grounds for exclusion from study.

    ·         Students must comply with all local policies and procedures when undertaking clinical placements within the University Dental Hospital, and similarly when attending placements in the community. Students should be dressed smartly when engaged in clinical activity, and should behave in a professional manner at all times.

    ·         In addition to timetabled sessions, students are expected to undertake a substantial amount of self directed study.

    ·         Students are expected to be aware of the Cardiff University policy on ‘Plagiarism and Unfair Practice'.

    ·         Students are expected to adhere to the Cardiff University policy on ‘Dignity at Work and Study’.

    Students are expected to aware of the Cardiff University policy on ‘Fitness to Practice.

    How is this Programme Structured?

    Please see 'How will I be taught?'

    Will I need any specific equipment to study this Programme?

    No specific equipment required

    What skills will I practise and develop?

    ·         Team-working –During the programme, students undertake a variety of group-based activities. Whilst undertaking clinical activity, students often work in pairs, and alternate between operating and assisting, developing their ability to work collaboratively. The programme ensures that students work closely with members of the wider Dental Team, including; NHS Consultants, Dental Care Professionals, Dental Nurses, Dental Technicians and administrative staff to replicate the working environment that graduates will enter upon completion of the course.

    ·         Communication Skills –Students develop their ability to communicate effectively throughout the programme, from formal lectures (based on Communication Skills) in Year 1, to continued interaction with individuals from a broad range of; ages and ethnic/social backgrounds. Students are expected to develop their ability to communicate effectively through a commitment to reflective practice and are encouraged to do so via a reflective ePortfolio, which is introduced in Year 1.

    ·         Self Directed Learning -Throughout the programme students are expected to commit a substantial amount of time to self directed learning, utilising the vast information resource that the School and University provides. Student’s ability to drive their own learning and development will be vital to their continued personal and professional development as they enter into employment.

    ·         Information Technology-All students are formally assessed on their ability to utilise Information Technology via the ECDL qualification. Students will also develop their Information Technology skills through: Computer Aided Learning, Word Processing, Statistical Packages, Presentation software, information skills and the computer-based patient booking and electronic record system SALUD.

    .          Interview Skills –Students are prepared for interviews (specifically for Dental Foundation recruitment) via dedicated sessions with actors, preparing them for the various scenarios that they could face during OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) along with techniques to utilise during formal interviews.

    How will I be taught?

    The BDS (Hons) programme is non-modular and delivered by the Schools of Biosciences and Dentistry. Students will be exposed to, and participate in a wide range of teaching and learning activities including, lectures, seminars, group work, practical laboratory sessions, and clinical training. There is a substantial element of directed and self-directed learning as well as enquiry-based learning that allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and professional values and behaviours for safe and successful completion of the programme. The distinctive features of the programme include:

    ·       Integrated theoretical and practical components of learning, teaching and assessment;

    ·       Early clinical exposure in Year 1;

    ·       Extensive clinical training in modern clinics and primary dental care education units;

    ·       Research project in Years 4 and 5;

    ·       Excellent learning environment with support from personal tutors and the Student Services;

    In year 0 you will follow the foundation course to prepare and give you a base for years 1-5.

    In Year 1 students spend the majority of their time studying at the School of Biosciences developing their knowledge of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. Students are also timetabled to spend one day per week at the University Dental Hospital observing clinic activity, learning about clinical procedures, professionalism and dental terminology, as well as learning about the role and responsibilities of the Dental Team.

    In Year 2 students continue to develop their scientific knowledge via the Oral Ecosystems Theme, focussing on the development, physiology and biochemistry of oral and dental tissues. This is further enhanced and supported by the Human Diseases Theme through which students investigate the; Medical, Pharmacological and Surgical Interventions that may impact on the practice of Dentistry. Year 2 builds on the early clinical observation and includes experience in the preclinical Cariology & Operative Dentistry course, which utilises state of the art facilities to develop student’s manual skills and clinical techniques for restoring teeth in a simulated clinical environment. This culminates in students treating patients requiring periodontal therapy within the University Dental Hospital. In Year 2 the Clinical Dentistry Theme also introduces:, Endodontology, Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Radiology, Dental Pathology, Dental Materials, and within the Dentistry in the Wider Community Theme, Behavioural Sciences and Law & Ethics.

    In the third and fourth years, students are taught within the Clinical Dentistry, Human Diseases (including Medical Emergencies) and Dentistry in the Wider Community Themes covering topics such as; Integrated Restorative Dental Care, an integrated Paediatric Dentistry/Orthodontics course, an integrated Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology course, and Dental Public Health. This stage of the programme also sees significant increases in the time that is allocated to clinical practice, with students spending the majority of their time treating patients, and also in placements at the St David’s Primary Dental Care Unit. Students entering the fourth year of the BDS (Hons) programme are required to undertake a Research Project that contributes to their overall degree classification; the project aims to provide students with experience of research as well as the critical appraisal of literature.

    In the final year of study, a substantial portion of time is allocated outside of the School of Dentistry. Students receive placements at a number of District General Hospitals, and Community Dental Service Clinics, along with receiving dedicated clinical experience at the Primary Care Education Units in the newly built Cynon Valley Hospital in Mountain Ash. Students are expected to reflect on their experiences of these placements and discuss their progression, as they encounter various clinical scenarios allowing them to apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they have developed over the preceding years. In Year 5 students also have the option of choosing to partake in the Erasmus Programme allowing them to undertake part of their final year in a partner institution in another European country. 

    How will I be assessed?

    The assessment schedule is designed to demonstrate that students: 

    ·         have attained the standards required by Cardiff University for the award of a Bachelors degree with Honours, and 

    ·         have achieved the required level of competency to become an independent practising dental surgeon having achieved the standards expected by the General Dental Council (GDC) for registration.

    This will be measured across four domains identified by the GDC namely: clinical, communication, professionalism, management and leadership (Preparing for Practise 2012). Knowledge, skills and professional attitudes are assessed both formatively and summatively throughout the programme to enhance and support the learning experience, using a range of assessment tools. These assessment tasks include unseen examinations, written assignments, case reports, practical skills tests, projects, portfolios, on-line assessments, oral presentations and clinical examinations.

    Formative feedback is provided following assessment tasks at all stages of the programme and students are encouraged to use their personalised feedback to inform their future learning. Assessments at each level are scheduled at appropriate stages throughout the programme to meet the assessment needs of the students, and are identifiable within an assessment blueprint.

    How will I be supported?

    At all times, students will receive the support of personal tutors based at the Schools of Biosciences and Dentistry; while on placements they will be supported by an experienced clinical education team.

         Much of the general communication will take place using Learning Central, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, to which all students will have access. Notes from lectures and other course material, as well as online assessments, will be available on Learning Central. Communication will also take place using our SMS Service, which allows important information to be sent to students directly to their mobile phones. Students will also have access to the Cardiff Portal which provides a single point of access to online information and resources.  This includes email, network filespace, library resources such as the library catalogue, e-journals and online databases, and also Learning Central. These resources are also available via the Cardiff University mobile apps. Students will also receive information skills training throughout their five years on the course including: information research skills and using a reference managing tool.

                The School of Dentistry operates an inclusive curriculum policy for all its programmes. For most academic assessments reasonable adjustments can be made in line with recommendations from the Student Support Unit. High levels of professional standards are expected of students at all times, and although reasonable adjustments will be met as far as possible, the School will need to consider the requirements of the General Dental Council in their deliberations. If a student has concerns regarding the adjustments they may require, the School would be very happy to discuss the nature, implications and potential solutions as part of the pre-application process.

    What are the Learning Outcomes of this Programme?

    Graduates from this programme will be able to:

    ·         Practise safely and effectively, making the high quality long term care of patients their first concern;

    ·         Recognise the role and responsibility of being a dental practitioner and demonstrate professionalism through their education, training and practice in accordance with GDC guidance;

    ·         Demonstrate effective clinical decision making;

    ·         Describe the principles of good research, how to access research and interpret it for use as part of an evidence based approach to practice;

    ·         Apply an evidence-based approach to learning, practice, clinical judgment and decision making and utilise critical thinking and problem solving skills;

    ·         Accurately assess their own capabilities and limitations, demonstrating reflective practice, in the interest of high quality patient care and act within these boundaries;

    Recognise the importance of lifelong learning and apply it to practice.

    Other information


    Admissions tutors

    Mr Robert Mcandrew , Course Administrator

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