Mini-Master of Dental Public Health Catalogue

Dental Public Health is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.

Programme Description

This programme is a 3 months (12 weeks) online certificate course designed to teach the skills that are necessary for the basic dental public health understanding or practice and to prepare learners to become dental public health scientists/practitioners in resource-limited contexts.

Programme Obje­ctives

1. To educate learners on the basic principles and practice of dental public health

2. To produce graduates who would improve access to oral healthcare in populations

3. To equip learners for future professional development, self-actualization, and practice management

4. To educate learners on the ability to cooperate with individuals, teams or groups and specialists in population oral health care and appropriate referral

Teaching Target

The teaching target of the Mini-Master of Dental Public Health (mMDPH) programme is to help learners to grasp the basic knowledge and skills needed to master the basic techniques of dental public health science and practice, manage dental public health facilities, and establish the foundation for a sound managerial and capitalist entrepreneurial dental public health engagement enterprise.

Courses

CODE

CREDITS

TITLE
PC3-011

3

Foundations of Dental Public Health
PC3-012

3

Oral Health Systems, Law & Policy
PC3-013

3

Oral Epidemiology and Control of Oral Diseases
PC3-014

3

Social and Behavioural Sciences in Oral Health
PC3-015

4

Oral Health Promotion and Communication
PC3-016

3

WHO’s Basic Methods for Oral Health Surveys
PC3-017

6

mMDPH Capstone (Practicum/Field Work)
Other components of the mMDPH curriculum
RL00

0

GRIT
RL01

0

Developing your personal career strategy
RL03

0

Dental Public Health Business
WBN01

0

We are the Future
WBN02

0

Advocacy in Health Care
WBN04

0

Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN07

0

Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08

0

Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09

0

Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10

0

Public Health Informatics
WBN11

0

Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12

0

Anxiety Disorders
WBN13

0

Diagnosis of Oral Disease: History Taking
WBN14

0

Diagnosis of Oral Disease: Routine Physical Examination
WBN15

0

Diagnosis of Oral Disease: Choosing & Ordering Investigations
WBN16

0

Working in Resource-Limited Settings

Programme Plans

There are three (3) plans in this programme – Regular Plan, Career Boost Plan, and Business Plan. The details of each plan are given below. You should choose the plan that you intend to run during your application. Notice that the enrolment fee differs with each plan (https://orapuh.org/fees).

How to Picture this Programme

There are a number of ways to picture the Mini-Master of Dental Public Health experience; a few of them are:

  1. As a core training/practice programme
    Chances are that you feel this programme is not too related to your career. But that is not true. In fact, the programme is at the heart of your future practice. You cannot practice effectively without considering the impact of your practice on the health of the public.
  2. As a programme in entrepreneurial capitalism
    After taking this programme, you could start your own dental public health business and build it until it becomes a profitable and enduring business that is sustainably prominent in the marketplace
  3. As a programme in Administration
    The knowledge and skills that you gain from this programme could help you to enhance viability, productivity, and sustainability in your present workplace or other facilities that you manage
  4. As a programme in Business Administration Business strategies and methods are freely taught throughout each module of the programme. The knowledge and skills you acquire during the programme would help you to begin and/or boost your business or career and optimise them to maximise profit and minimise loss
  5. As a core science programme
    Dental public health’s principles and practices are predicated on scientific evidence and methods. Taking this programme stimulates scientific reasoning in you
  6. As a programme in teaching
    The programme prepares you to teach others these principles that you learn by taking the programme. All you need to do is adapt the teaching to the peculiarities of your context. Today, you are being taught Dental Public Health, tomorrow, you could be teaching others!
  7. As a programmee in research
    This programme stimulates your appetite for research.
  8. As a programme in learning to reason critically
    The challenging presentations of scenarios in lectures catalyze critical reasoning in learners. The field practicum trips keep students thinking and desiring more experiences. Weekly lectures also stimulate the same feelings in students.
  9. As a programmee in learning to generalize
    Dental public health is a microcosm of other bigger medical/health concerns. Managing a dental public health facility effectively inspires the trust that one could manage bigger facilities. This impression is a true feeling. This programme encourages you to think along that line.

Projected Prospects after Taking this Course

After taking this course, a learner should be able to

  1. Manifest increased dental public health knowledge and skills
  2. Land a new job or promotion, or enhance their CV
  3. Possess sharpened skills
  4. Attract a salary raise
  5. Start a dental public health business/organization or improve the revenue generation, organization, and operations of an existing facility
  6. Enhance the operations of their own business/organization or their present workplace
  7. Use their knowledge and skills to manage any health facility or project
  8. Help society better or give back to society

Available Cohorts 

Plan to join a cohort that is most suitable for your time and budget.

1. Session 2023/1: January 10 – April 1, 2023

2. Session 2023/2: April 3 – June 24, 2023

3. Session 2023/3: June 26 – September 16, 2023

4. Session 2023/4: September 18 – December 9, 2023

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