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    • Postgraduate Programmes in Implant Dentistry Essential Information for Applicants 2008 - 2009 Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry MSc in Implant Dentistry UK edition. June 2008
    • Contents 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Note on Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)............................................... 1 2. Making progress through the course...................................................................................... 2 2.1 The First Year - The Principles of Implant Dentistry ............................................................ 2 2.2 From Year 2 Onwards .......................................................................................................... 2 2.3 Completing the Postgraduate Diploma................................................................................. 3 2.4 Completing the MSc in Implant Dentistry ............................................................................. 3 3. Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry...................................................................................... 4 3.1 Availability of Patients Requiring Implant Treatments.......................................................... 4 3.2 Clinical Supervision .............................................................................................................. 4 3.3 Audit of Practice Facilities .................................................................................................... 4 3.4 Regional Centres.................................................................................................................. 4 3.5 Patient Management ............................................................................................................ 4 3.6 Patient Fees ......................................................................................................................... 5 4. Course Regulations, 2008/9 ..................................................................................................... 5 4.2 Length of programmes ......................................................................................................... 6 4.3 Policy on exemptions and accreditation of prior learning..................................................... 6 4.4 Module registrations ............................................................................................................. 6 4.5 Temporary Withdrawal ......................................................................................................... 6 4.6 Attendance............................................................................................................................ 6 4.7 Submitting Coursework ........................................................................................................ 6 4.8 Commitment to Study ........................................................................................................... 6 4.9 Assessment Procedures....................................................................................................... 7 5. Terms and Conditions .............................................................................................................. 8 5.1 Contract Formation............................................................................................................... 8 5.2 Admission to the University .................................................................................................. 8 5.3 Provision of Programmes and Services ............................................................................... 9 5.4 Regulations........................................................................................................................... 9 5.5 Payment of Fees ................................................................................................................ 10 5.6 Liability................................................................................................................................ 11 5.7 Termination or Extension of Contract................................................................................. 12 5.8 Changes to Terms and Conditions..................................................................................... 13 5.9 Status of Terms and Conditions ......................................................................................... 13 5.10 Law and Jurisdiction ........................................................................................................... 13 5.11 Headings............................................................................................................................. 13 5.12 Queries and Complaints ..................................................................................................... 13 5.13 Definitions ........................................................................................................................... 14 6. Declaration............................................................................................................................... 15
    • 1. Introduction Thank you for applying to study on the University of Warwick’s postgraduate programme in Implant Dentistry. This document provides important information about course requirements and structure. It is essential that you read and understand everything in this document before accepting a place on the programme. This will ensure that your decision to enrol on the programme is informed by a full understanding of what is involved. 1.1 Note on Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) The higher education system in England and Wales has adopted a standardised system for defining the amount and level of study required for particular qualifications. The system is based on ‘CATS points’ (or ‘credits’). A CATS point notionally indicates 10 hours of study at a specified level (e.g. honours degree, masters degree, doctorate). The Implant Dentistry programme operates within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and requires the following CATS totals, all at M (masters) level. Postgraduate Certificate 60 CATS Postgraduate Diploma 120 CATS MSc 180 CATS -1-
    • 2. Making progress through the course This section describes the key features of the course, indicating the kinds of activity you will undertake and some of the decisions you will need to make. The formal regulations currently governing the course are set out in Section 4. 2.1 The First Year - The Principles of Implant Dentistry During the first year, you will follow a compulsory module which consists of a foundation course and the regional centre programme of implant dentistry. The Foundation Course is 4 study days at the University of Warwick, involving guidance and preparation for coursework assessment, plus surgical science. Attendance on these study days is mandatory. The Principles of Implant Dentistry is a course run at the regional training centres. In terms of course content, this module is identical to the 1 year course run by GIFT. You will be required to attend: 10 full-day training workshops at a Regional Centre 4 surgery-based days at a Regional Centre, involving observation and supervised practice 2.1.1 Coursework Assessment During the first year, you complete four assignments that will test your understanding of the various situations that can arise in treating implant patients. The first one of these assignments is formative to help you learn the skills of academic writing and referencing. The other three assignments are summative and need to be passed. The university has an extensive library of on-line journals to enable you to undertake study from home to complete the assignments. 2.1.2 Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry Some students already have a level of expertise in implant treatment when they join the course. If you have sufficient expertise and appropriate facilities, you may be able to start building up the portfolio of ten treated cases that you will eventually need in order to satisfy the clinical competence requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Implant Dentistry. This must be discussed with your Course Tutor, module leader in Clinical Practice and the Clinical Director. 2.2 From Year 2 Onwards This stage of the course requires attendance at the University of Warwick for the Bone Grafting and Augmentation Module and the Occlusion and Prosthodontic study days of the Clinical Practice Module. The 4 study days for occlusion and prosthodontics are held at the University of Warwick. The clinical case element of the Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry Modules is run at the Regional Training Centres. -2-
    • 2.2.1 Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry Having successfully completed the first year, you should now be in a position to undertake implant treatments yourself, initially under the supervision of a course tutor and then, possibly, independently. This aspect of the course is governed by a strict Code of Clinical Practice which you will be bound by throughout the course. Both the Postgraduate Diploma and the MSc Implant Dentistry require completion of a portfolio giving full documentation of ten implant cases that you have treated, one of which must demonstrate advanced expertise in treating and managing a complex case. For further details, see 3. Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry. 2.3 Completing the Postgraduate Diploma In addition to demonstrating your clinical competence through ‘Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry’, you will need to complete the core module Bone Grafting and Augmentation (20 CATS). 2.4 Completing the MSc in Implant Dentistry To complete the MSc in Implant Dentistry the following pattern of study is recommended: 2.4.1 Modules in Year 1 and 2 Core Module Principles of Implant Dentistry Core module: Bone Grafting and Augmentation Clinical Practice Module and the associated study days for occlusion and advanced prosthodontics 2.4.2 Modules in Year 3 Option Module: Chosen from optional modules subject to approval by Course Director. Modules currently available are: Clinical Quality Improvement and Risk Management Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations The range of option modules available in a given year may vary. Core Module: Professional Project (40 CATS) To complete the MSc programme you are expected to be able to produce work that is informed by the forefront of research and evaluation in the field of implant dentistry, with the potential for publication for a professional audience. You will be able to critically evaluate professional practice, in relation to the published evidence-base and your own professional experience. You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to undertake a systematic critical analysis of key service and organisational developments in your professional field and to undertake substantial independent study. Students who have demonstrated appropriate research skills and present a satisfactory proposal may be permitted by the Course Directors to undertake a dissertation (60 CATS) in place of the Professional Project and option module. -3-
    • 3. Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry A requirement of the Postgraduate Diploma and the MSc Implant Dentistry is that all students must treat ten implant cases while undertaking the course, one of which should demonstrate a complex aspect of implant dentistry. This is an essential part of the competency assessment in the clinical practice of implant dentistry required for recognition of the course by the General Dental Council. Implant treatment programmes are complex and often stretch over extended timescales. Completion of the ten cases required for demonstration of clinical competence may be undertaken over the full period permitted for the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc course (see 4.2). It is important to identify potential cases as early as possible in the course. The Postgraduate Diploma or MSc cannot be awarded until all ten cases have been satisfactorily formally assessed. The first five cases in your clinical case portfolio must be treated under supervision. Once these reach a satisfactory level of competence, you may be permitted to complete the remaining five independently. 3.1 Availability of Patients Requiring Implant Treatments The University of Warwick requires students to provide patients that have clinical needs that require implant treatment. These patients must be identified and provided from the student’s own practice. If your practice will be unable to provide suitable implant cases in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements of the course you should not accept an offer of a place on the course but should seek advice from the Course Director. 3.2 Clinical Supervision The first five cases must be treated under supervision. With agreement from their Course Tutor, students have the option to treat the remaining five of their ten cases either under direct supervision at a Regional Centre or independently in their own practice. 3.3 Audit of Practice Facilities It is extremely important that practitioners placing implants have suitable practice facilities. You will be required to complete a self assessment audit of your facilities to ensure that they meet the standards required for implant dentistry. The University may wish to conduct a full clinical audit of a student’s surgery as part of the assessment procedure to ensure suitability of the clinical environment and patient safety. If a practice is visited for a facilitated audit the student will be sent the audit document before the visit. If it is considered that the clinical facilities are seriously deficient all independent case submissions will be rejected, and the student will be liable for the fees associated with the facilitated visit. In extreme cases the student will be asked to withdraw from the course. 3.4 Regional Centres As patient safety is of paramount importance, the University of Warwick provides a network of Regional Centres and experienced clinical tutors with suitably trained support staff so that students can undertake supervised practice in implant dentistry. 3.5 Patient Management Supervised implant patients are treated at Regional Centres according to the programme’s Code of Clinical Practice. Such patients must be formally referred to the clinical tutor who -4-
    • then becomes ultimately responsible for all aspects of their implant treatment. Students are expected to adhere to the Code of Clinical Practice regarding patient treatment and management during the course. Students must sign the Code to demonstrate that they have read and understood its terms and implications. Failure to adhere to the Code of Clinical Practice may lead to students being asked to withdraw from the course. 3.6 Patient Fees Students are not permitted to receive payments associated with the care of patients while undertaking supervised training at a Regional Centre. Fees are calculated in accordance with the Code of Clinical Practice and the Course Tutor is entirely responsible for their collection. However, reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the management of their patient can be charged to the patient, provided this is clearly itemised and approved by the Course Tutor. It is important that all financial arrangements are transparent and clearly stated in the patient’s consent letter. The Course Tutor will be responsible for billing the patient, payment of all costs, collection of fees and any bad debts incurred. 4. Course Regulations, 2008/9 Note that these course regulations are kept under review in relation to University regulations, professional body requirements, external examiner reports and student feedback. They represent current expectations but are subject to modification. 4.1.1 Core modules The Principles of Implant Dentistry (60 CATS) Bone Augmentation and Grafting (20 CATS) Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry (40 CATS) 4.1.2 Option modules Clinical Quality Improvement and Risk Management (20 CATS) Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations (20CATS) 4.1.3 MSc with Professional Project 3 core modules (= 120 CATS) 1 option module (20 CATS) Professional Project (40 CATS) 4.1.4 MSc with Dissertation 3 core modules (= 120 CATS) Dissertation (60 CATS) 4.1.5 Postgraduate Diploma The Principles of Implant Dentistry (60 CATS) Bone Augmentation and Grafting (20 CATS) Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry (40 CATS) -5-
    • 4.2 Length of programmes The minimum and maximum periods of enrolment for completion of each award are as follows: Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry 2 to 5 years MSc in Implant Dentistry 3 to 8 years 4.3 Policy on exemptions and accreditation of prior learning The University of Warwick does not grant exemptions from any of the course modules on the grounds of prior learning except under exceptional circumstances. If you feel that your circumstances are exceptional, it is essential that you bring this to the attention of the Course Director before beginning your participation in the course. 4.4 Module registrations The Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry module may be completed over the full period of enrolment on the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc course (see 4.2). For all other modules, once registered for the module you are bound by the attendance and assessment schedule published in the module guide for that occurrence of the module. 4.5 Temporary Withdrawal In cases of serious illnesses or other difficult personal circumstances, a student may request a suspension of enrolment for a period of up to one year. 4.6 Attendance Attendance at taught sessions and study days is compulsory unless otherwise indicated in the relevant module guide. Refunds are not given for any sessions that students cannot attend. The University of Warwick reserves the right to change the venue or scheduling of sessions in cases of illness or other conditions which may prevent the course being presented to a suitable standard for the student which are beyond the University’s control. In these situations every effort will be made to inform students as early as possible. 4.7 Submitting Coursework The Principles of Implant Dentistry is assessed through coursework assignments. Late submission will incur penalties (in accordance with the University’s regulations governing taught postgraduate courses). Extensions for course work will only be granted under exceptional and unanticipated circumstances. If students require an extension they must request this in writing from the university. 4.8 Commitment to Study Postgraduate programmes require a significant commitment of time and effort. It is expected that when you accept a place on the programme you have taken into account the overall workload and timescales involved. It is expected that you will have the professional -6-
    • time management capabilities required for attendance at taught sessions, undertaking significant amounts of independent study, and completion of assessed work within the published deadlines. 4.9 Assessment Procedures All work submitted for assessment is read and marked two markers. Assignments are identified by student ID numbers, not by name, so that the markers do not know the identity of the student. After forming their independent judgements, the two markers confer, if necessary, to agree a provisional grade and percentage mark. It is this grade/mark that will be communicated to you in the first instance. Final marks are decided by the Board of Examiners which meets at least once per year and includes an independent external examiner. The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc are assessed through coursework assignments, professional project or dissertation (with oral presentation), clinical practice, an OSCE and a final interview. The Objective Structures Clinical Examination (OSCE) style assessment presents students with a series of clinical problems which will be related to implant dentistry in general dental practice. There will be an OSCE circuit which students will undertake. The OSCE circuit will consist of approximately ten stations and each station would take approximately seven minutes. There will be sufficient rest stations in a circuit time of approximately an hour and a half. Students will be asked to undertake a practical exercise at each station. These exercises will either be a paper work based task such as reading a radiograph or a task based exercise such as demonstrating the ability to suture. There will be a different clinical problem at each station. The final interview will be an interview on the 10 clinical cases which have been presented. -7-
    • 5. Terms and Conditions These terms and conditions apply from 1 August 2007. 5.1 Contract Formation A Contract on the Terms and Conditions is formed between the Student and the University at the point when the student accepts the offer of a place at the University. By accepting a place at the University, the Student is also agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, and any other Terms issued by the University, which must be read and understood prior to accepting a place. The contract will expire, subject to the provisions for early termination in the Terms and Conditions, on the completion of the Programme, whether or not the student is conferred a University award. 5.2 Admission to the University 5.2.1 Consideration of Applicants All applications for a place at the University are considered on their merits in the context of the specific and general guidance provided on the course prospectus and on the course website, as well as any special requirements as set out in clause 5.2.2. The requirements stated in the prospectus and on the website may vary from time to time without notice to prospective students. The University is not obliged to provide reasons for its decisions in relation to applications. 5.2.2 Special Requirements Students applying for the Postgraduate Programme in Implant Dentistry must comply with special requirements. These requirements must be complied with as a condition of prospective students obtaining their place at the University. Failure to comply with any such requirements may result in termination of the contract, with the consequence that the student may not be permitted to begin their Programme at the University. The special requirements are:- In order to attend this course it is required that students comply with particular pre- requisites. Students are expected to:- 1) Hold a license to practice dentistry (BDS or LDS or international equivalent). 2) Be a current member of the General Dental Council. 3) Have their own indemnity insurance for practising dentistry. (* see below) 4) Normally have completed one year of vocational training. In accordance with these requirements, the University of Warwick requests that students provide copies of their GDC membership certificate and insurance certificate. If these have not yet been provided, please send them to the University Course Co-ordinator, at the Postgraduate Dental Education Unit at the University. * Insurance It is important to check with your medical defence organisation that you are adequately covered for implant dentistry. Variations exist in the level of cover provided by different companies and additional premiums may be required. Ask the company to provide you with written details of your cover and ensure that they keep you fully informed of any changes in policy. Prior to placing implants on the course, -8-
    • the implant centre will require evidence of adequate cover and a signed statement confirming that cover. For applicants whose first language is not English, an English language test must have been completed in advance. An IELTS score of at least 7.0, TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based test) or 260 (computer-based test) is required for entry onto the course. 5.2.3 Exemption Exemption from any part of the Programme is only permitted in exceptional circumstances and is subject to the University of Warwick policy and procedures for accreditation of prior learning. 5.2.4 Enrolment Students are required to enrol with the University at the start of the Programme and to re-enrol as required by the University (normally annually). Failure to enrol/re-enrol may result in termination of the contract. 5.3 Provision of Programmes and Services Students will be notified of the date that their Programme will commence, and of required attendance. The University will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver the Programme in accordance with the descriptions set out in the prospectus and website. However, it is inevitable that change may occur and the University therefore: 5.3.1 reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery and assessment or locations of the Programme, to discontinue or suspend programme components and to introduce new programme components if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Such changes may occur before or after enrolment. Prospective students and students have a right to withdraw from the Programme if, after they accept a place, the course is substantially varied from the description in the prospectus or on the website. In such circumstances, normal practice is to refund any tuition fees or deposit already paid on a pro rata basis for the unexpired period of the semester or academic year for which such fees have been prepaid once the University has received written notice from the student that they wish to withdraw from the programme for that reason. In the event that the University discontinues or suspends a programme after an offer has been accepted and at any time during your Programme, the University’s normal practice is to refund any tuition fees and deposits paid on a pro rata basis for the unexpired period of the semester or academic year for which fees have been prepaid. 5.3.2 reserves the right to make variations to or withdraw Services if such actions are reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. The University reserves the right to make additional charges and to vary such charges from time to time for Services. 5.3.3 aims to offer maximum flexibility of study within the relevant regulations but does not guarantee that all parts of and options within the Programme will be available to all students who are qualified to take them. 5.4 Regulations Students are required, as a condition of accepting a place at the University, to abide by, and to submit to the Regulations. The main regulations are available from the University Academic Office and can be found on the University website. -9-
    • The Programme is also governed by specific regulations which are issued in the Student Handbook, provided when the student has enrolled for the Programme. The University reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the Regulations where in the opinion of the University it will assist in the proper delivery of education and/or it is in the interests of the University. 5.5 Payment of Fees 5.5.1 Fees The University charges Tuition Fees for the delivery of its programmes and the student has primary responsibility for payment. The University will invoice the student for the Tuition Fees to be paid by the date stipulated on the invoice. Students are contractually obliged to pay the Tuition Fees and any other fees incurred by the dates that they fall due from the moment that the Contract is formed, i.e. when you accept an offer of a place. Tuition Fees are usually charged to Students at the start of every academic year of the Programme and students should therefore ensure that the necessary arrangements to pay fees have been made before enrolling for any year. 5.5.2 Level of Fees and Fee Review The levels of Fees are reviewed and may be revised on an annual basis prior to the beginning of the academic year in question. Tuition fees for the Postgraduate Programme in Implant Dentistry are set by the University. For Students who suspend registration or defer from the Programme, the University cannot guarantee that fee levels will be maintained the following academic year. Students who have suspended registration or deferred will be expected to pay the fees set for the academic year in which they return to study. 5.5.3 Liability for Tuition Fees on Termination of Contract / Refunds If a Student withdraws or suspends registration from the Programme before the end of the academic year, refunds/credits will not automatically be given. The University may, at its own discretion, refund a proportion of any Tuition Fees paid by a Student on a pro rata basis for the unexpired period of the academic year, subject to the University retaining an amount to cover its reasonable losses and costs as a result of the withdrawal or suspended registration. The Student must formally notify the Course Director immediately in writing that they have withdrawn and any refunds/credits that may be given will be calculated from the date that the University receives such formal notification. If sufficient payment has not been made once a pro rata amount has been calculated, the Student will be required to pay the remaining fee requested. 5.5.4 Debts If a Student fails to pay any Tuition Fees by the due date specified in the invoice from the University, the University reserves the right to charge a late payment penalty charge as detailed by the University’s Postgraduate Student Finance Guide (available from the Academic Office). The University reserves the right at any time during the academic year to withdraw a Student from the Programme and to withhold all Services until all outstanding Tuition Fees are paid or to terminate the contract between the University and the Student. If at the end of the academic year, a Student is in debt to the University for Tuition - 10 -
    • Fees, the University reserves the right not to allow the Student to enrol on the Programme for the next academic year. If you are in a final stage of the Programme, the University will not release a certificate, or letter of confirmation of award, until all debts to the University are paid. 5.5.5 Deposits The University reserves the right to request a deposit for the Programme, and to notify the Prospective Student of such a requirement in the offer of a place. Where a deposit is required, a place will not be guaranteed on the Programme until it is paid. The University reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place on the Programme if the deposit is not paid by the date stipulated in the request. Under the Distance Selling Regulations 2000, the Student has a right to cancel their place within a specified period and details of this will be notified to the Student in the deposit request. If the Student withdraws before the expiry of this period, they will be entitled to a refund of any deposit paid. If having paid a deposit the Student withdraws from the Programme after the expiry of the said period, then all of the deposit may be retained as a contribution towards the University’s reasonable costs and losses. If having paid the deposit the Student suspends registration or defers, the University will retain the deposit, but will not ask for a further deposit when the student chooses to return. 5.6 Liability 5.6.1 General Students are required to demonstrate that they have insurance providing sufficient cover for providing implant treatment. Responsibilities/liabilities for treatment undertaken during the Programme are explained in separate detailed documents available from the Course Co-ordinator. The University cannot accept responsibility for: - damage to property (including vehicles parked on University campuses or at regional centres) unless it is caused by the negligence or default of the University or its staff and representatives. - the non-return of work submitted for assessment - any modification or cancellation of programmes - personal injuries of death except in so far as it is caused by the negligence of the University or its staff - all indirect and consequential losses, loss of opportunity and loss of income or profit however arising. 5.6.2 Exclusion of Liability for Events beyond Reasonable Control Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Contract and Terms and Conditions, if such failure or delay is due to any cause beyond that party’s reasonable control. This will include (but will not be limited to) governmental actions, war, riots, terrorism, civil commotion, fire, flood, epidemic, labour disputes (including labour disputes involving the workforce of any third party) and act of God. - 11 -
    • 5.7 Termination or Extension of Contract 5.7.1 Extension of Contract The Student may wish to extend the contract from the standard three years (standard time offered for completion of the full MSc Implant Dentistry), to up to eight years. The Student may, in exceptional circumstances, request to suspend their registration on the course once they have enrolled, or defer before they have enrolled. The Student must formally request permission for this through the Course Director who will review the request and notify the Student of their decision in writing. The University cannot guarantee that the Tuition Fees for a Student who defers or suspends registration will be maintained at the same level when they return to study. If a Student does defer or suspend registration, a place on the course in the following academic year is not necessarily guaranteed. The Student may extend the period of study for the Diploma stage or Masters stage to more than one year. There is no financial penalty for this, however the University cannot guarantee that the fee level will be maintained when/if the Student enrols on the next stage of study. If Tuition Fees are being paid by instalment, the Student may still be liable for the remainder of the fee at the original agreed dates, even if they are not studying at the time. 5.7.2 Termination of Contract by the University The University may without liability terminate this agreement at any time immediately by written notice if a Student is in breach of the Terms and Conditions and in particular in the following circumstances: If the Student has provided false, incomplete or misleading information in relation to their application for admission to the University. If the Student fails to comply with requests for information, to make declarations, and/or meet any specific requirements of the Programme. Where the Student’s circumstances change so that they are no longer able to meet the special requirements of the Programme, or the general requirements of the University. If the Student fails to meet the requirement to enrol in the first stage of the Programme or fails to re-enrol in subsequent years within the required timescale. Where it has been found that the Student has breached the ‘Disciplinary Regulations’ (available in the University Calendar on the University website). If the Student fails to meet the required standards of performance for the Programme as detailed in the Student Handbook. If the Student fails to pay any Tuition Fees by the due date specified on the University’s official invoice. This includes where the Student may have an agreement with a third party for them to pay the Tuition Fees on the Student’s behalf, since the Student is contractually responsible for the payment of fees. The effect of the University terminating this contract will be that the Student will either be refused enrolment to the University or will be withdrawn from the Programme immediately and not entitled to continue. The University may in its absolute discretion refund a proportion of any pre-paid fees on a pro rata basis for the unexpired period of the academic year subject to the University retaining an amount to cover its reasonable losses and costs as a result of the termination. If sufficient payment has not been made once a pro rata amount has been calculated, the Student will be required to pay the remaining fee requested. - 12 -
    • 5.7.3 Termination of the Contract by the Student If the Student decides at any point that they wish to terminate the contract, they must formally notify the University in writing. Where Tuition Fees have been paid, or are due, the financial situation will be governed as described in clause 5.5. 5.8 Changes to Terms and Conditions 5.8.1 The University reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the terms and Conditions from time to time, both before and after a Student enrols where in the opinion of the University it will assist in the delivery of the Programme. 5.8.2 In the event that any term, condition or provision contained in the Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision shall be severed from the contract between the Student and the University without affecting the remaining terms and conditions which shall continue to be valid. 5.9 Status of Terms and Conditions These Terms and Conditions represent an agreement between the Student of the Postgraduate Programme in Implant Dentistry and the University and shall be taken alongside the general University Terms and Conditions which also govern the relationship between the University and the Student. In the event of inconsistencies between the Terms and Conditions in this document, the University Terms and Conditions and the prospectus and website, the University Terms and Conditions will initially prevail over these Terms and Conditions, which in turn prevail over the prospectus and website. Any failure or delay by the University or the Student in relation to exercise of its rights under the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such rights and any waiver in respect of one act or omission shall not operate as a waiver in respect of any other or future acts. 5.10 Law and Jurisdiction This agreement shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 5.11 Headings The headings in these Terms and Conditions are included for convenience or reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this agreement. 5.12 Queries and Complaints Queries about the Terms and Conditions should initially be directed the Course Director who shall be responsible for determining any matters of interpretation. The Course Director should be contacted in writing at the following address:- Implant Dentistry, Postgraduate Dental Education Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL. Any queries or complaints concerning situations governed by these Terms and Conditions should initially be directed to the Course Director. Secondarily, complaints can be directed to The Director of Academic and Student Affairs, University of Warwick, CV4 8UW. The complaints procedure is available to students from the University Academic Office. - 13 -
    • 5.13 Definitions In the Terms and Conditions the following terminology has been used and shall have the following meanings:- Academic Year - means the period between the start and finish of each year of enrolment on the Programme. Contract - means a binding agreement based on imposed Terms and Conditions and in this case formed between two specific parties. Enrolment - means the registration of a Student’s details, and their confirmation of intention to study on the Programme in that Academic Year. Programme - means the set course of study for the Postgraduate Programme in Implant Dentistry delivered by the University of Warwick. Prospective Student - means a person who has been offered a place on the Programme either conditionally or unconditionally, but who has not yet enrolled for their first Academic Year at the University. Regulations - means the University’s Instrument and Articles of Government, regulations, rules, codes, policies, procedures and other instructions and administrative arrangements as are in force and as amended from time to time, including relevant decisions of the Board of Governors and the Academic Board and related committees. Services - means such educational services and facilities which at its sole discretion are provided by the University for students. Student - means a person who is pursuing a Programme as an enrolled student of the University. Student Handbook - means the document provided to all enrolled students at the commencement of the Postgraduate Programme in Implant Dentistry. Terms and Conditions - mean set requirements to which parties in the Contract are obliged to adhere. Tuition Fees - means the fees charged by the University specifically for the provision of Programmes to Students. University - means the University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL - 14 -
    • University of Warwick Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry MSc in Implant Dentistry Terms and Conditions 2008/09 6. Declaration Please sign below to show that you have read and understood the Essential Information for Applicants to the Postgraduate Programme in Implant Dentistry and agree to abide by its terms and conditions. Failure to return this declaration will result in delays in processing your application. Name (please print):____________________________________________ Signature:_____________________________ Date:________________ This declaration should be returned to: Implant Dentistry Course Co-ordinator Postgraduate Dental Education Unit Warwick Medical School University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL - 15 -