Cradle to the Grave

Epidemiology of oral disease in the young and in older people; Challenges of oral health for older people; Principles of denture design for elderly patients; Restorative dentistry in older persons; Medical problems in the older person; Consent: Implications of the new Mental Capacity Act 2005; Materials for paediatric and dentistry in older persons; Orthodontic diagnosis: What to watch out for and when to refer; Caries diagnosis and treatment in children; Prevention; including sealants; Restoration and pulp therapy in primary teeth and in the mixed dentition; Management and treatment of dental trauma in children ; Child protection and the dental team: current thinking and practice; Measuring oral health in children: A global perspective.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

Wednesday afternoons x 8

Module Dates

March - May Year 3


  • Produce 2 patient information leaflets.
  • Essay (2500 words).
  • Case Report (100 words).

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor T Burke; Professor C Deery; Professor D Walmsley

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Professor FJT Burke,, 0121 237 2768 or Lynda Malthouse,, 0121 237 2768.

Applicants need to apply via the paper application:

Postgraduate Application Form

Postgraduate Application Notes

Postgraduate Reference Request Form

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

For information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator.