Forensic Dentistry (Part Time) PGDip
Forensic dentistry deals with the examination, handling, and presentation of dental evidence for the legal system.
You will develop your knowledge, experience and skills in forensic dentistry, and in aspects of forensic medicine and law.
You will study:
- dental identification and profiling
- disaster victim identification
- age estimation from dental sources
- dental report writing
- limitations of bite mark identification
- aspects of forensic medicine which are most frequently the subject of expert testimony in the courts
- knowledge on dental care from ethical and legal perspectives
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Prospective applicants must hold a recognised dental degree (BDS or equivalent). At least 2 years post-qualification dental experience is desirable this is not a strict requirement but those with experience will be considered ahead of newly-qualified
English language requirements
- IELTS (overall) - 6.5
- Reading - 6.0
- Listening - 6.0
- Speaking - 6.0
- Writing - 6.0
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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These modules are an essential part of your course.
- Forensic Medicine
- Bite Mark II
- Dental Identification and Disaster Victim Identification
- Age Estimation by Dental Means
- Bite Mark I
- Dentistry and the Law
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- Scotland: £ 7,650 per year
- EU settled / pre-settled status: £ 7,650 per year
- England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 7,650 per year
- EU and International: £ 7,650 per year
You can go on to work in a regular dental practice and provide expert opinion when requested by coroners or procurator fiscals, police, and solicitors.
Some forensic dentists work in cases involving dental insurance fraud and litigation cases.
Many countries have established a Disaster Victim Identification team and forensic dentists are an important part of it. You can also be deployed as a team member of a privately held company.
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