PC1: Certificate in Dental Facility Management (CDFM)
PC2: Mini-Master of Public Health (Mini-MPH)
PC3: Mini-Master of Dental Public Health (Mini-MDPH)
Philosophy of the programmes
These programmes are necessitated by the need to provide insightful leadership and management in oral (dental) and public health programmes in resource-starved/limited settings, to improve access to quality health care and reduce healthcare disparities.
The philosophy of the programmes is to grant access to practice-catalyzing information and the corresponding administrative and professional skills among underserved populations of the world.
- Interest in a course
- Ability to communicate in the English Language
Three months (12-weeks)
Structure of the programme
Each course is modular, structured into weekly reading, interactive, and activity components.
Each course has a practicum component, which is the capstone that summarizes the overall achievement in the course.
The courses are offered entirely online. Students are given online live lectures, PDF version of lecture slides, audio and video recordings of weekly live lectures and academic webinars, video lessons, and links to other important learning materials.
Each curriculum is deployed through weekly lectures, reading, interactive activities, formative activities, and summative activities.
- Lectures are delivered by Orapuh School Faculty
You may click on each lecturer’s name to see their profile and teaching pedigree.
- Lectures are synchronous (face-to-face, but virtual)
- The capstone (practicum) is carried out by each student and the report is presented in class
- Lecture delivery is modular and sequential – from the course’s introduction to the capstone (practicum)
- For each module, lecture materials are given (Module Road Map, lecture slides, audio and video recording of live lectures)
- Students interact with the materials and note areas that require more explanations
- Lectures hold on Saturdays. Each lecture is
a 45 minutes – 1 hour presentation
- Faculty-Student Forum (WhatsApp and Telegram) goes on 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday
We run regular Faculty-Delivered Academic Webinars at the School to deepen students’ knowledge about their course of study and latest trends in the field. It is important that students attend these webinars.
Even after graduation, students are encouraged to continue to attend the academic webinars (indefinitely) – at no cost, to stay abreast of sizzling issues and developments in their field of study and practice. This will enhance their knowledge, experience, and practice in ways that they cannot begin to imagine now.
Our desire is for our students to succeed in life and we are ready to support them through the process both while in School and after graduation. This means that our association is a continuous one and we cherish it.
Requirements for progression and graduation
A student must:
a) pass each module before progressing to the next. The pass mark for each module is 50%.
b) take and pass all modules in order to be deemed to have completed the programme
Each course is assessed by formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are not graded. Summative assessment for each assignment is graded over 100%. The pass mark for each module is 50%.
To ensure success, you should have
- A laptop or mobile device like a smartphone
- Internet access
- The willingness to learn
Projected prospects after taking each course
- New skills
- New job
- Sharpened skills
- Salary raise
- Start own business or organization
- Improved revenue
- Enhanced CV
- Help society better