The MSc Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Articulated Pathway (Advanced Dental Clinical Practice) is a part-time Master’s-level programme studied over 18 months. It provides the route for FGDP post-registration Diploma and other appropriately qualified students to achieve a full Master's qualification.
The programme is delivered by Kent's Digital and Lifelong Learning (DaLL) team, based at the Medway campus. It is a joint collaboration between DaLL and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP (UK)).
Candidates who have successfully completed an FGDP post-registration Diploma or other appropriate programmes may apply for direct access entry with advanced standing of 90 credits to the next available MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare cohort.
The programme fosters intellectual and professional development of experienced healthcare practitioners allowing them to extend and deepen the analytical and critical reasoning powers which underpin practice (e.g. in organisational leadership and change, health and welfare systems, organisations and services and advanced technical procedures and practices).
The programme aims to:
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Digital and Lifelong Learning's programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice.
Entry to the programme is via an approved articulation arrangement route. Applicants need to have successfully completed an FGDP Post-registration Diploma programme or other appropriate qualification; this provides 90 credits in the form of approved Accreditation of Prior Experiential and Certificated Learning (APECL).
Applicants must also be working in a dental workplace setting.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.
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Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Duration: 18 months part-time
Students enter via an approved articulation arrangement route having gained 90 credits from the approved Accreditation of Prior Experiential and Certificated Learning (APECL) from the successful completion of a FGDP post-registration or other appropriate programmes.
To achieve the MSc in Advanced Specialist Healthcare (Advanced Dental Clinical Practice), in addition to demonstrating successful completion of the FGDP post-registration programme or other appropriate qualifications, students must successfully undertake two core modules totalling 90 Master's-level credits.
Students, who successfully complete the whole articulated pathway, are eligible for the award of the MSc in Advanced Specialist Healthcare (Advanced Clinical Dental Practice).
There is no interim exit award associated with this route. Students who only successfully complete one module will be awarded the appropriate credit and be provided with a University transcript.
The programme is designed to be studied on a part-time basis over two academic years (on average four weekends a year at Medway campus).
In Year 1, you study the following core module:
WL882 - Research Skills (30 credits).
In Year 2, you study the following core module:
WL816 - Work-related Project and Dissertation (60 credits).
The assessment strategies for the programmes within the MSc Advanced and Specialist Healthcare framework are designed to support the development of academic and professional practice. Participants will be expected to show novel and fresh approaches in their application of knowledge to their practice. The assessment methods used are designed to show the depth and breadth of experiential knowledge and the relation this has to participant’s professional practice.
Some modules that include practical clinical skills may require practical demonstration of skills and knowledge.
This programme aims to:
You gain knowledge and understanding of:
You develop intellectual skills to:
You gain subject-specific skills to:
You gain transferable skills to:
The 2022/23 UK fees for this course are:
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Full details of staff research interests can be found on the School's website.
The Centre recognises and understands the individual needs of working professionals, who participate as non-traditional part-time learners, and the balance required between study and the specific areas within which they operate. Our flexible programmes of study provide inclusive and coherent educational and work-related opportunities, which provide you with the opportunity to study either individual modules or to work towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma or Master’s degree. Taught sessions are delivered in a welcoming, supportive and flexible academic environment, by an academic team with extensive professional practitioner experience.
Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge working in public, private, health and third sectors, providing valuable contributions to the design, development and delivery of current professional practice programmes. With strong links to local and national employers, the Centre is able to ensure that its programmes are contemporary.
The Centre is also responsible for developing and accrediting postgraduate training courses delivered by NHS Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (Postgraduate Dental Deanery), Kent Community Health NHS Trust and the New Horizons Teaching School Alliance, with whom the University of Kent has close working relationships.
We offer a number of CPD courses in evidence-based practice, research skills, collaborative and interprofessional working. You can obtain further information about these programmes from the Centre.
Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books, both nationally and internationally. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Primary Dental Care; Dental Nursing; British Dental Journal; Journal of Public Health and publications produced by the General Dental Council.
All students registered for a taught Master's programme are eligible to apply for a place on our Global Skills Award Programme. The programme is designed to broaden your understanding of global issues and current affairs as well as to develop personal skills which will enhance your employability.
Please note that for applicants requiring a student visa to study in the UK, all applications for January start programmes must be received no later than Friday 17 December 2021. Any applications received after this date will only be considered for May or September entry (whichever is the earliest available start date for the programme applied for).
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