Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Programme title:
Diploma in Implant Dentistry
Final award (BSc, MA etc):
(where stopping off points exist they should be
detailed here and defined later in the document)
UCAS code:
(where applicable)
Cohort(s) to which this programme
specification is applicable:
2008 Onwards
(e.g. from 2015 intake onwards)
Awarding institution/body:
University College London
Teaching institution:
University College London
Medical Sciences
Parent Department:
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
(the department responsible for the administration of
the programme)
Departmental web page address:
(if applicable)
Method of study:
Criteria for admission to the
Length of the programme:
Up to 3 calendar year
(please note any periods spent away from UCL, such
as study abroad or placements in industry)
Level on Framework for Higher
Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
(see Guidance notes)
Level 7
Relevant subject benchmark statement
(see Guidance notes)
Brief outline of the structure of the
(see guidance notes)
Board of Examiners:
Programme includes a structured lecture series, seminars, hands on
sessions and supervised treatment of patients, assessment is by
assignments, practical work, case logs and, written and oral
Name of Board of Examiners:
Implant Dentistry
Professional body accreditation
(if applicable):
Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
Date of next scheduled
accreditation visit: N/A
The programme will
(a) give participants a grounding in the scientific principles underpinning the management of patients who require
(b) introduce participants to essential clinical skills in the field of implant dentistry
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding,
qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
A: Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and understanding of:
Diploma In Implant Dentistry
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
Lectures & seminars.
Group discussions.
Practical demonstrations & simulations.
Clinical observation of patient treatments.
Clinical patient treatment.
Preparation/ reading material prior to lecture/seminar.
Written Assignments.
Unseen written exam.
Clinical case presentations.
Clinical practice log.
Oral Exam.
Practical Log book/exercise.
B: Skills and other attributes
Intellectual (thinking) skills:
To undertake a critique of current
To experiment with different practical
methodologies for implant treatment and
research their effectiveness.
To apply this knowledge to an evidenced
based clinical practice of implant
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
Experimentation through simulated clinical treatment on
plastic jaws.
Oral presentations of clinical work carried out by
participants in their own dental practices (Clinical Case
Clinical Log Books reporting & evaluating treatment
carried out by participants in their own dental practices.
Participant assessment sheets following
Contribution during seminars.
Discussion following clinical case discussions.
Summative assessment:
Written Assignment, exam and critically appraised topic.
Oral Examination.
C: Skills and other attributes
Practical skills (able to):
To communicate effectively in writing and
To use digital image manipulation
software in conjunction with word
processing to produce clinical reports.
To use a video camera to record clinical
patient treatment.
Ability to edit video footage to show the
principles of implant treatment in a
dental practice.
To refine their manual dexterity by
improving dental hand piece control.
Ability to practice 3-dimensional
placement of dental implants in plastic
Ability to place and restore dental
implants for patients.
To use the internet as a research tool.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
Seminars and Lectures.
Practical demonstrations & simulations of implant
treatment on plastic jaws.
Clinical observation of implant treatment on patients.
Help in producing Clinical Log Book.
Participant assessment sheets following
lectures/seminars, completed by participants.
Contribution during seminars.
Discussion following Clinical Case discussion.
Practical log book.
Evaluation of Word processed Clinical Practice Log
describing treatment carried out by participants in their
own dental practices.
Four 2000 word written assignments.
10 minute video footage of a clinical procedure.
Practical exercise.
D: Skills and other attributes
Transferable skills (able to):
Write Assignments and clinical reports.
Improve self expression.
Use computer resources and information
Present material orally.
Listen and contribute in class.
Experiment with different techniques and
ideas and evaluate them objectively.
Undertake self-assessment of evidence
and develop an evidence based system
for clinical practice.
Use a variety of specialized written and
digital materials in libraries.
Use of digital video to record clinical
procedures, & create a finished
Reflect on their own ideas by becoming
acquainted with ideas and practices
foreign to them.
Use appropriate self-management skills
(prioritizing, time management, etc)
Teaching/learning methods and
Seminars & Lectures.
Clinical work carried out by participants in their own
dental practices (Clinical Case Presentations).
Group discussion.
Oral presentation of casework.
Group discussion.
Evaluation of Clinical Practice Log describing treatment
carried out by participants in their own dental practices.
Four 2000 word written assignments
10 minute video footage of a clinical procedure.
The following reference points were used in designing the programme:
 the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications:
 the relevant Subject Benchmark Statements:
 the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable);
 UCL teaching and learning policies;
 staff research.
Please note:
This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes
that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of
the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and
teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental course
handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by UCL and may be
checked by the QAA.
Programme Organiser(s)
D Patel
Date of Production:
November 2007
Date of Review:
November 2015
Date approved by Chair of
December 2015
Departmental Teaching
Date approved by Faculty
December 2015
Teaching Committee