King's College London

Course Introduction

Our postgraduate certificate in Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation is a part-time distance-learning course to train dentists to be able to use CBCT imaging appropriately to help diagnose clinical problems of the dento-alveolar areas of the jaws, correctly interpret the radiological signs and write structured radiological reports.

This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world-class teaching.

Description

The course provides knowledge and understanding of:

Legislation, guidelines and radiation safety in relation to the use of CBCT in dentistry.

Justification and selection criteria for CBCT and dental radiography: the value and role of each technique.

CBCT appearance of normal anatomy, artifacts and pathological conditions of the dentoalveolar region.

Understanding of radiological signs of disease.

Students will acquire skills in:

The process of making a differential diagnosis using radiological evidence.

Image manipulation (anonymised scans and viewing software provided).

Understanding which clinical problems may or may not be investigated using modern dental X-ray techniques.

Viewing strategies for certain clinical applications.

Understanding variations in normal anatomy in dental and maxillofacial regions.

Critical awareness of limitations of CBCT and dental radiography and the impact of imaging artefacts on radiological interpretation.

Writing radiological reports using a structured approach and concise description.

Course format and assessment

Module 1 Physics & Regulations (20 credits) ? 100% summative unseen short-answer examination; formative assessment via one unseen assignment and one unseen MCQ examination.

Module 2 Anatomy (20 credits) ? 100% summative unseen short-answer examination; formative assessment via two unseen MCQ examinations.

Module 3 Interpretation (20 credits) - 30% practical examination and 70% oral examination; formative assessment via two unseen assignments.

Start Date:

flexible learning - January to September.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £12,300 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £12,300 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £12,300 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or equivalent.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92