Dental Radiography for DCPs
About the course
This 8 week course will help you learn:
how to use X-rays safely and
how to take common dental radiographs.
The course prepares you for the BDA Qualification in Dental Radiography, a nationally-recognised qualification that qualifies you to take radiographs unsupervised.
To take part in the course you will need:
a computer with a broadband internet connection and sound (either using headphones or speakers)
an email account which you can easily check on a regular basis, (e.g Googlemail or Yahoo Mail)
the signed support of a dentist who is willing to supervise your practical work
The course consists of 25 modules which cover everything you’ll need to know about dental radiography. Modules are presented by Mr Eric Whaites, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Radiology at Kings College London.
Animations, X-ray images and video clips are used to bring the subject to life, helping you to translate learning into practice. Modules last for an average of 35 minutes. They can be viewed as many times as necessary over the 8 week course.
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To be eligible for this course you must:
be registered with the General Dental Council
have the support of a GDC-registered dentist
have access to radiographic equipment necessary to complete the Practical Portfolio
Learning materials and support
We will provide you with all the course materials you will need, namely:
an 8 week online course, plus a further 7 week revision course to help you prepare for the final exam
the approved textbook: ‘Radiography & Radiology for DCPs’ by Eric Whaites
comprehensive revision notes for offline study
self-assessment questions and mock examinations to help you to practise for the real thing.
Even though the course is online, you won’t be studying alone. Our dedicated teaching staff will email you every week with advice and are available to answer your questions from the day you enrol until the day of your exam.
Practical work and examination
Students must take at least 40 radiographs under supervision in practice, then complete a 1 hour, online multiple-choice examination.
More information about the practical work and examination
Please note an exam fee of £124 is payable once the student has completed their practical work and is ready to sit the final examination.
For further information about the course or qualification, please email email@example.com or call 0207 563 6888