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Conscious Sedation for Dentistry

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Portsmouth

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

If you are an experienced dentist looking to expand your clinical expertise, a qualification in conscious sedation should be top of your list.

On this 1-year part-time course, you'll gain the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to carry out conscious sedation in your practice, which is a highly sought-after dental skill.

You'll learn practical skills at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy – a training provider accredited by the Sedation Training Accreditation Committee (STAC) – and at the clinical facilities of our partner provider, Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Services. Both training centres feature the latest specialist equipment to help you explore dental sedation techniques safely under expert supervision.

When you complete the course, you'll be able to offer conscious sedation as an alternative route to treatment for your dental patients, progress to a career in special care dentistry, or pursue further study in this specialised field.

Please note that you'll need to provide your NHS Performer Number as part of the application process.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn how to provide safe and effective conscious sedation across many dental settings, including primary care, secondary care, and special care services
  • Explore the practical and theoretical sides of a range of conscious sedation techniques
  • Experience a mix of supervised clinical practice sessions, distance learning and face-to-face learning
  • Be taught by expert clinical supervisors and guest lecturers with postgraduate qualifications in conscious sedation
  • Use specialist sedation equipment at our STAC-accredited Dental Academy and Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Services
  • Gain valuable skills applicable to many healthcare settings, including airway assessment and management, IV cannulation, patient monitoring, and recognition of complications

​What you'll study

Core modules:

  • Medical Sciences Relating to Conscious Sedation
  • Conscious Sedation Techniques
  • Supervised Clinical Experience

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • supervised clinical practice
  • clinical skills teaching
  • lectures
  • small group tutorials
  • online tutorials

All teachers and clinical supervisors on the course have a postgraduate qualification in conscious sedation, as well as extensive clinical and teaching experience.

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a web connection.

How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:

  • short note questions
  • single best answer (SBA) papers
  • observation of procedural skills
  • records of experience
  • reflective logs
  • set exercises

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Application deadline

13 September 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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