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Course Details - Preparation Course for the Tri-Collegiate Membership in Special Care Dentistry Examination - ONLINE

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Preparation Course for the Tri-Collegiate Membership in Special Care Dentistry Examination (ONLINE)

This half day virtual course is aimed at candidates preparing for the new format Tri-Collegiate Membership in Special Care Dentistry Examination, and their trainers. It reviews topics covered in the syllabus and gives participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the exam format and receive individual expert feedback on their performance through use of mock examination. Trainers will gain insight into the examination format and how they best can prepare their trainees. Participants will appreciate the examination format and gain an understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge and communication skills required to succeed.

As a result of the course being online, there are certain points that candidates should be aware of:

  1. No clinical examination stations shall be present.
  2. All candidates must have a MAC / PC with admin access to install Zoom
  3. All candidates must ensure that they have a strong broadband/internet connection to allow for video conversation. Plus, a Webcam.
  4. A microphone headset is recommended but not mandatory


Special Care Dentists, Specialty Trainees (StRs) in Special Care Dentistry and Educational and Clinical Supervisors for StRs in Special Care Dentistry.  In particular, those preparing to sit the MSCD Examination in November 2021

Course Format

Lectures, group sessions and mock examination.

Course Objectives

  • To Inform candidates about the Tri-Collegiate MSCD Examination
  • Provide revision of topics covered in the syllabus and give the opportunity to participate in mock examinations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the format and level of the examination
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate understanding of subject and syllabus material verbally and non-verbally (trainee)
  • Describe strengths and weaknesses in their own and others’ performances
  • Recognise and describe areas of the syllabus that will require more revision or support
  • Recognise own learning needs to be able to undertake/support the examination


Course Fee: £30 (flat rate)

Course Director

Mrs Sarah Buckingham, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, King's College Dental Hospital

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Education Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406

Email: education@rcsed.ac.uk