Taught Postgraduate Programmes
This programme offers dental practitioners the opportunity of higher training in the clinical skills required for aspects of general dental practice. It will provide a foundation for success and professional satisfaction in general dental practice.
The course centres on fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative dentistry, endodontics, and periodontology. The duration of the programme will be 1 year of full-time study with a minimum of 5 hours per week and a total of no less than 600 hours of prescribed educational and clinical endeavour.
The course aims to equip a graduate:
To be capable of assessing a patient’s general and dental health, have knowledge of the relevant disease processes, and be able to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, including preventive care for adult patients;
To undertake competently, on the basis of experience gained during the course, clinical procedures of fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative dentistry including the use of new restorative materials, non-surgical and surgical endodontic therapy, non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy; and to understand the relevant dental materials; and
To have a sound knowledge of the scientific basis of various treatment options and be able to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in respect of the management of adult patients with compromised dentition.