Oral Health and Dental Services

Oral Health and Dental Services
This module introduces the principles of dental public health, including key issues in the provision and evaluation of dental services and promotion of dental health. Teaching is done at the Dental School and involves a mixture of small group teaching, tutoring, practical exercises and information giving.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
1. Describe the main processes of conducting oral health surveys and the key findings from UK surveys, being able to analyse survey reports and synthesise messages from these
2. Explore critically the main processes for oral health improvement, with an awareness of the strengths and limitations of different approaches, being able to explore developments in the field and synthesise new recommendations for future commissioning of oral health improvement
3. Explore critically the main processes for dental services commissioning and provision, with an awareness of the strengths and limitations of different approaches, being able to explore developments in the field and international comparisons and synthesise new recommendations for future commissioning of services
4. Explore critically health policy in England as it affects oral health and dental services, with an awareness of the strengths and limitations of different approaches, being able to explore how health policy might develop in the future to improve oral health

Credits
20 credits

Module Attendance Required
2 block weeks of teaching

Module Dates
2013-14 : 10th – 14th February AND 3rd – 7th March 2014

Assessment
One written assignment

Module Coordinators
Dr John Morris and Prof Dr Deborah White

Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course. It can be assessed or non assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at mph@contacts.bham.ac.uk. All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.
 

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module

Study Options: 3 years