This flexible course is the first of its kind in the UK and will offer you a seamless progression from our highly-regarded PgCert Dental Law and Ethics, and combines intensive study days with supported online learning. You will broaden your expertise in areas of particular interest, and increase your overall knowledge of the concepts and theories that impact on this important subject.
This unique postgraduate course is concerned with the practical application of legal and ethical knowledge as well as the fundamental concepts and theories of law and ethics. It provides you the opportunity to examine your own practice in relation to the legal and ethical framework with specific emphasis on enhancing patient care and delivering excellent service.
This course provides you with opportunities to study selected legal and ethical principles which have immediate relevance to dental care and practice. At the Postgraduate Diploma stage you will have a chance to study how the law is made and the links between law, morality and human rights. This is followed by exploring the concepts that shape your understanding of management and leadership for staff and organisational development in the dental practice context.
At the final stage, you move to greater levels of independence, undertaking supervised research project work related to legal and /or ethical issues in dental practice.
The course encompasses both clinical and business contexts.
After completing this course you will be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of the wide range of legal and ethical issues that can directly or indirectly impact patient care.
The course will enhance your capacity to critically appraise both your own and others’ practice in relation to the legal and ethical framework, including the ability to identify and address emerging challenges through independent and/or collaborative activity.
Graduates will have a deep understanding of fundamental legal and ethical concepts and theories that enable you to present your ideas and opinions in a structured, planned and supported approach to legal and ethical issues.