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
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
Course Code: CKX01 Full-time
Course Title: Dental Public Health
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
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
Lectures are scheduled for Thursday evenings and all day Friday. Extensive reading is required. Reading lists are provided with each module.
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 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. MÃ¡irÃ©ad Harding
Oral Health Services Research Centre
Cork University Dental School and Hospital
Tel:+353 (0)21 490 1210