Dental school’s online class goes global

A new online dental course has adopted an international flavour to train all those interested in dental public health worldwide.

The University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry launched the Masters in Dental Public Health (MDPH) programme last month.

It aims to provide an online programme addressing the needs of dental public health trainees, both nationally and internationally.

Dr Rebecca Craven, course director said: ‘By making the content accessible and relevant to all potential students – dentists, healthcare workers, commissioners and the independent sector, both internationally and nationally, – we are ensuring that the course offers a truly international perspective which will be reflected in the discussions and learning outcomes.’

Manchester is seen as a major centre for the provision of dental public health training so well placed to provide a ‘real-life’ learning experience for learning of.

Dr Craven said: ‘The MDPH is unique in its response to the new NHS and international requirements facing public health professionals.

‘We have combined high quality, highly popular learning modules with top-class dental public health materials to ensure that we match our educational reputation with our world-class service in the field.’

She added: ‘This enables us to differentiate ourselves from existing courses whilst ensuring that we remain relevant to students requiring a more traditional programme.’

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