Oral Surgery PGCert

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Start date
September 2023
Delivery type
On campus
Duration
6 months full time
Entry requirements
Full entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill
UK fees
£9,416 (total)
International fees
£16,500 (total)

Course overview

Patient in dental examination

This course is open to Home/EU and non-EU applicants and available in both full-time and part-time options.

Oral Surgery offers a unique combination of clinical oral surgery training and highly transferable skills in education, auditing, service improvement and research. The course will improve your confidence and abilities in the management of more complex dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.

The course allows dentists working in primary or secondary care to confidently diagnose and manage dentoalveolar surgery. The range of non-clinical skills will also help you understand the processes of service improvement, clinical research and clinical education.

Course details

Part-time and full-time study options are available.

This course will improve your confidence and abilities in the management of dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.

The course allows dentists working in primary care in managing complex extractions and routine dentoalveolar surgery. The range of non-clinical skills will also help students understand the processes of clinical audit and education.

The course includes:

  • Study across a number of clinical and scientific disciplines

  • High quality and supervised clinical practice

  • Innovative case-based learning

  • Specialised small group teaching

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Oral Surgery PGCert in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Foundations of Oral Surgery 40
Clinical Audit 10

Modules total 60 credits of which 40 is from clinical content.

Foundations of oral surgery (40 credits)

  • Oral surgery lab based and clinical teaching

  • Clinical problem solving

  • Assessment and management of risk in oral surgery

  • Medicolegal aspects of consent

  • Management of problems and complications.

Clinical audit (10 credits)

  • Theory, relevance and practice of clinical auditing.

Clinical teaching and supervision (10 credits)

  • The role of clinical teacher, mentor, supervisor

  • Different learning and teaching styles

  • Clinical assessment and feedback.

Learning and teaching

Enhanced clinical teaching will be delivered to you by subject experts at the Leeds Dental Institute. While studying with us you'll benefit from the combination of hands-on clinical skills teaching and clinical problem solving.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

You will be assessed on your ability to apply your scientific and clinical knowledge, patient management and surgical skills.

Applying

Entry requirements

  • Primary dental qualification that is acceptable to the University of Leeds: BDS, BChD or equivalent

  • Full or temporary registration with the GDC

  • One year full time (or equivalent) post-graduation clinical experience in hospital dentistry

  • Academic Reference from a registered dental practitioner.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks)

We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.

You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

Please submit your application by 31 May 2023.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Interview dates: to be confirmed.

The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

Taught Admissions Policy 2024-25

This course is taught by

School of Dentistry

Contact us

School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions team

Email: denadmissions@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:

Fees

UK: £9,416 (total)

International: £16,500 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Career opportunities

This unique course includes extensive clinical experience and assessment of skills and will support your clinical development to an Advanced level.

These higher level skills will be invaluable to future employers in your home country and will allow you to upskill in core competences in dentistry.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more about Careers support.