Periodontology PGCert

Start date
Jan
Duration
1 year part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees
UK: £12,500
International: £12,500
More details on fees and funding

This one year part-time postgraduate periodontology certificate is an exciting opportunity for qualified dentists who wish to expand their area of expertise to include advanced practice in periodontics with a strong practical focus.

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Through online and on-site learning, this programme offers extensive hands-on training. This course offers the unique experience of supervised patient treatment where you will implement supervised clinical and surgical work on patients with periodontitis.

As Periodontitis is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in humans, you will initially focus on the fundamentals of periodontal, ranging from pathophysiology and diagnosis to current treatment concepts, including the non-surgical steps and the most commonly necessary surgical steps.

You will also gain knowledge and insight into more advanced, surgical treatment options for patients with severe periodontitis. This includes periodontal regenerative surgery, furcation therapy, and dental implants in patients with periodontitis.

Why study this course?

  • Birmingham is one of the leading centres for periodontology world-wide.
  • Our School of Dentistry is ranked in the world top 25 for Dentistry. (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).
  • Unique hands-on patient treatment, including periodontal surgery!
  • The programme is led by Dr Mortiz Kebschull, is the President-Elect of the European Federation of Periodontology and one of the leaders behind the Clinical Practice Guidelines in periodontology.
  • The course's asynchronous learning approach allows you to study around your commitments.
  • Apart from Prof Kebschull, you will learn from the best of the Birmingham team, including Professor Iain Chapple, and international experts in periodontics.

Modules

Module 1

Fundamentals of periodontal diagnosis and therapy (30 credits)

This module covers the fundamentals of periodontology, ranging from pathophysiology and diagnosis to current treatment concepts, including the non-surgical steps and the most commonly necessary surgical steps.

Importantly, all theoretical content is delivered by asynchronous online learning in preparation to four on-site parts in the dental hospital. Each of the four on-site parts will by 1.5 days each. This is where you will spend time reinforcing the learning outcomes through interactive tutorials, extensive hands-on practice on models and animal jaws, and lastly by supervised clinical work implemented by you on patients with periodontitis.

Module 2

Introduction to interdisciplinary periodontology (30 credits)

Expanding on the knowledge and skills gained in module 1, this module offers as insight into more advanced, surgical treatment options for patients with severe periodontitis. This includes periodontal regenerative surgery, furcation therapy, dental implants in patients with periodontitis including the appropriate management of biological complications and the interdisciplinary nature of periodontitis therapy.

As with module 1, all theoretical content is delivered by asynchronous online learning in preparation to four on-site parts in the dental hospital. Each of the four on-site parts will by 1.5 days each. This is where you will spend time reinforcing the learning outcomes through interactive tutorials, extensive hands-on practice on models and animal jaws and lastly by supervised clinical work implemented by the postgraduate students on patients with periodontitis. This also includes you implementing supervised surgical work on patients.

Fees

Annual tuition fee:

UK: £12,500
International: £12,500

Please note that the costs of travel and accommodation are not included in the tuition fees and students will need to fund these separately.

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As a student at the University of Birmingham, you will learn from world-leading academics and researchers, as well as from your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

You will benefit from pre-recorded lecture materials, enabling you to fit your studies around your current commitments.

The on-site elements of this course will allow you to gain the hands-on experience of advanced practice in periodontitis, where you will complete supervised patient treatment.

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through documentation on own non-surgical/minor surgery treatment cases.

This course will prepare general dental practitioners for undertaking more advanced periodontal procedures and problem-solving in practice.

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