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Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation PGCert

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Guy's Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our postgraduate certificate in Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation is a part-time distance-learning course to train dentists to be able to use CBCT imaging appropriately to help diagnose clinical problems of the dento-alveolar areas of the jaws, correctly interpret the radiological signs and write structured radiological reports. This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world-class teaching.

Course detail

The course provides knowledge and understanding of: Legislation, guidelines and radiation safety in relation to the use of CBCT in dentistry. Justification and selection criteria for CBCT and dental radiography: the value and role of each technique. CBCT appearance of normal anatomy, artifacts and pathological conditions of the dentoalveolar region. Understanding of radiological signs of disease. Students will acquire skills in: The process of making a differential diagnosis using radiological evidence. Image manipulation (anonymised scans and viewing software provided). Understanding which clinical problems may or may not be investigated using modern dental X-ray techniques. Viewing strategies for certain clinical applications. Understanding variations in normal anatomy in dental and maxillofacial regions. Critical awareness of limitations of CBCT and dental radiography and the impact of imaging artefacts on radiological interpretation. Writing radiological reports using a structured approach and concise description.

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. The course is a blended learning course taught primarily online through the King’s College London’s online learning environment, KEATS (King’s E-learning and Teaching Service) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. Content is supplemented by online seminars and tutorials delivered by teaching staff. Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training and mock oral exams take place in the September of the teaching year.

Application deadline

25 October 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,380per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 16 2

    26th out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    179 79%

    5th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.36 67%

    16th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    163 71%

    21st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    41st

    2

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