(where stopping off points exist they should be detailed here and defined later in the document)
Cohort(s) to which this programme specification is applicable:
(e.g. from 2015 intake onwards)
September 2011 onwards
University College London
University College London
(the department responsible for the administration of the programme)
UCL Eastman Dental Institute (EDI)
Departmental web page address:
Method of study:
Part-time (26 days of attendance/year 1; 20 days of attendance/year 2; plus non-contact home study throughout the programme)
Criteria for admission to the programme:
UK Dental Degree or equivalent
Full General Dental Council registration
Three years post qualification experience
Employment in clinical practice environment allowing access to endodontic cases for management throughout the course of study
Length of the programme:
(please note any periods spent away from UCL, such as study abroad or placements in industry)
2 calendar years
Level on Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
(see Guidance notes)
Relevant subject benchmark statement (SBS)
(see Guidance notes)
Brief outline of the structure of the programme and its assessment methods:
(see guidance notes)
Year one: 4 × 15 credit modules. Endodontic sciences delivered through a structured lecture/tutorial series; Clinical sciences involving patient management, log-book and clinical case Presentations; and Practical Endodontics (levels 1 & 2) delivered through hands-on skills-laboratory techniques course.
Assessment is by written question papers, log-book of practical work and presentations, log-book of clinical work and presentations and vivas.
Year two: 2 × 15 and 1 × 30 credit modules. Two modules develop clinical skills in Endodontics through completion of clinical cases in their own practice as well as in the supervised clinical environment at Eastman Dental Institute. The third module involves generalist skills acquired through an online computer based course.
Assessment is by log book of clinical work, supervised audit project, MCQs, Multiple short essay questions, and vivas.
Board of Examiners:
Name of Board of Examiners: Endodontic Practice (Dip)
Professional body accreditation
Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
Date of next scheduled accreditation visit: N/A
EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME:
The programme is designed for dentists wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and technical and clinical skills to a level of competency suitable for appointment as a Dentist with a Special Interest (DwSI) in Endodontics (Department of Health/FGDP 2006) or in the future dentists with enhanced skills in endodontics.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES: The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
(Clinical Log-book and Techniques Course Log-book)
6. Guidance in design, conduct and analysis of clinical audit
7. Mentored and supervised clinical practice
Formative: Participant evaluation forms completed by lecturers. Contribution during seminars. Feedback and discussion following techniques work and Clinical Case presentations; as well as supervised clinical practice.
Summative: Written assignments (Clinical and technical exercise Log-books), presentations and oral examinations.
D: Skills and other attributes
Transferable skills (able to):
The programme will encourage students to:
1. Write essays and clinical reports
2. Improve self-expression
3. Use computer resources and
4. Present material orally
5. Listen and contribute in class
6. Experiment with different
techniques and ideas and evaluate
7. Assess evidence independently and develop an evidence-based system for clinical practice
the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable);
UCL teaching and learning policies;
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by UCL and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Programme Organiser(s) Name(s):
Professor Kishor Gulabivala (Programme Director)
Mr Ian Alexander & Mr Alyn Morgan (Deputy Programme Directors)
Date of Production:
Date of Review:
Date approved by Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee: