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The award
MDPH

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Dental Public Health at University College Cork

Overview

THIS PROGRAMME WILL NOT BE ON OFFER FOR A SEPTEMBER 2013 INTAKE.

The aim of this postgraduate course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and support the development of dental public health nationally and internationally.

Dental public health is the science of preventing oral diseases, promoting oral health and improving the quality of life through organised efforts. It concerns not only actions directed at populations as a whole, but also at the groups and individuals that make up populations.

Highly-trained public health specialists are required in Ireland and abroad to tackle issues such as health inequalities; their causes and solutions; communicable diseases; oral health; obesity; smoking and international health development.

The MSc Dental Public Health is an innovative course designed to offer multi-disciplinary academic and experiential development.

The course emphasises:

  • student-directed learning
  • multi-disciplinary teaching and learning
  • problem solving
  • skills training
  • flexibility

Course Details

The following modules are taken as part of the course:

  • Principles and Practice of Public Health
  • Applied Research for Public Health
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Leadership in Public Health
  • Decision Analysis and Evaluation Methods in Health Care and Health Care Financing
  • Critical Social Science Perspectives on Public Health
  • Dental Public Health
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Minor Thesis

This course will appeal to dental professionals:

  • who wish to develop the knowledge, skills and commitment to develop services which are equitable and fair
  • who wish to develop a greater understanding of the competing demands, resource implications and expectations in providing a public dental service in the twenty-first century

Fact File

Course Code: CKX01 Full-time

Course Title: Dental Public Health

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MDPH

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 5,850; Fee part-time per component is EUR 1,950

2017 Entry Requirements: BDS (Hons) Degree of the NUI or equivalent degree. Health care professionals, for example medical doctors, nurses or auxillary dental workers holding relevant degrees will also be considered. Satisfy an interview board. See Detailed Entry Requirements

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

Course Practicalities

Lectures are scheduled for Thursday evenings and all day Friday. Extensive reading is required. Reading lists are provided with each module.

Assessment

The course is a taught master's, modular in format with assessment through written examination, project work, essay and completion of a minor dissertation.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/. For full details of the application procedure click here.

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the application process for this programme. This form is available to view hereSupplementaryFormCKX01 (50kB)

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

Further Contact Information

Dr. Máiréad Harding
Oral Health Services Research Centre
Cork University Dental School and Hospital
Wilton
Cork
Tel:+353 (0)21 490 1210
E: m.harding@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMDPHHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 5,850; Fee part-time per component is EUR 1,950

2017 Entry Requirements: BDS (Hons) Degree of the NUI or equivalent degree. Health care professionals, for example medical doctors, nurses or auxillary dental workers holding relevant degrees will also be considered. Satisfy an interview board. See Detailed Entry Requirements

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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