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Newcastle University: Dental Education

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Dental Sciences
Web Visit Newcastle University website
Study type Taught


Our Dental Education PGCert will enable you to enhance your educational practice, skills and knowledge in dental education.

About this course You'll develop a scholarly approach to dental education and gain the expertise necessary for effective clinical education in your educational role.

The PG Certificate in Dental Education provides dental professionals with a flexible and practice-based opportunity to enhance educational practice, skills and knowledge. This course is designed for dental professionals aspiring to Foundation Dental Supervisors and Therapist Educational Supervisors. Current Educational Supervisors may also want to build on their skills and qualifications.

As a student, you'll benefit from 125 years of dental education in Newcastle. We are one of the largest and best-equipped dental schools in the UK.

We're top 50 in the world for dentistry in the QS world rankings by subject 2021.

Our staff Dr Heidi Bateman - Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

The teaching team has extensive experience in clinical education and delivery in a dental setting.

Delivery You'll learn alongside a range of clinical staff through a blend of:

  • online learning

  • on-campus study days

  • post-study day support

You'll learn through a mixture of:

  • lectures

  • small group discussions

  • classroom and online exercises

Students gradually develop these intellectual skills by carrying out work-based projects, reflecting on their practice, with online tutorial support.

What you'll learn The programme provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate:

  • knowledge and understanding

  • qualities

  • skills

  • other attributes


  • use theories and principles underpinning clinical education to inform your own educational practice and the practice of others

  • relate educational issues in clinical practice to a wider educational context

  • critically appraise theory, ‘evidence’ and empirical data as well as your own practice

  • take a strategic approach to your own identified educational needs and plan appropriately to address these needs

  • design and deliver educational interventions

Facilities The School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle is one of the most modern and best equipped in the country. We have a spacious, purpose-built facility in the same building as the Dental Hospital. We're also next to the Medical School and Royal Victoria Infirmary teaching hospital. This makes us one of the largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes in the country.

Our facilities include:

  • a cone beam CT scanner and implant planning software, used extensively for patients treated on our implant programmes

  • in-house production laboratories providing excellent learning opportunities around clinician-technician communication

  • excellent library and computing facilities on-site.

  • research laboratories in Oral Biology, Anthropology and Dental Materials Science

  • a dedicated clinical research facility offering clinical training and research opportunities of the highest international standard

Find out about our dental laboratory facilities and Dental Clinical Research Facility on the Centre for Oral Health Research website.

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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About us
A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

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