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Essential Information for Applicants

  1. 1. Postgraduate Programmes in Implant Dentistry Essential Information for Applicants 2010 - 2011Postgraduate Diploma in Implant DentistryMSc in Implant Dentistry UK edition. July 2010
  2. 2. Contents1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Note on Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) ............................................... 12. Making progress through the course...................................................................................... 2 2.1 The First Year - The Principles of Implant Dentistry ............................................................ 2 2.2 From Year 2 Onwards .......................................................................................................... 3 2.3 Completing the Postgraduate Diploma................................................................................. 3 2.4 Completing the MSc in Implant Dentistry ............................................................................. 33. 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 .................................................................................................................. 5 3.5 Patient Management ............................................................................................................ 5 3.6 Patient Fees ......................................................................................................................... 54. 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 ........................................................................................................ 7 4.8 Commitment to Study ........................................................................................................... 7 4.9 Assessment Procedures....................................................................................................... 75. 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 ........................................................................................................................... 146. Declaration ............................................................................................................................... 15
  3. 3. 1. IntroductionThank you for applying to study on the University of Warwick’s postgraduate programme inImplant Dentistry. This document provides important information about courserequirements and structure. It is essential that you read and understand everything in thisdocument before accepting a place on the programme. This will ensure that your decisionto enrol on the programme is informed by a full understanding of what is involved and thecommitment in time you are undertaking.1.1 Note on Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)The higher education system in England and Wales has adopted a standardised systemfor defining the amount and level of study required for particular qualifications. The systemis based on ‘CATS points’ (or ‘credits’). A CATS point notionally indicates 10 hours of studyat a specified level (e.g. honours degree, masters degree, doctorate).The Implant Dentistry programme operates within the Framework for Higher EducationQualifications and requires the following CATS totals, all at M (masters) level.Postgraduate Certificate 60 CATSPostgraduate Diploma 120 CATSMSc 180 CATS -1-
  4. 4. 2. Making progress through the courseThis section describes the key features of the course, indicating the kinds of activity youwill 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 DentistryDuring the first year, you will follow a compulsory module which consists of a foundationcourse and the regional centre programme of implant dentistry.The Foundation Course is 4 study days at the University of Warwick, involving guidanceand preparation for coursework assessment, plus surgical science. Attendance on thesestudy days is mandatory.The Principles of Implant Dentistry is a course run at the regional training centres. In termsof course content, this module is identical to the 1 year course run by GIFT. Fullattendance at this course is compulsory.You will be required to attend:10 full-day training workshops at your selected Regional Centre4 surgery-based days at a Regional Centre, involving observation and supervised practice2.1.1 Coursework AssessmentDuring the first year, you complete four assignments that will test your understanding of thevarious situations that can arise in treating implant patients. The first one of theseassignments 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 anextensive library of on-line journals to enable you to undertake study from home tocomplete the assignments.2.1.2 Clinical Practice in Implant DentistryThis aspect of the course is governed by a strict Code of Clinical Practice which you will bebound by throughout the course. During the first year you will be encouraged to startidentifying implant cases from your own practice patient base. You will need to be able toprovide ten cases, the first 5 of which must be done under supevsion in accordance withGDC guide lines. Students are not permitted to receive patient fees for implant treatmentprovided under supervision and such fees are payable directly to the supervising tutor.Supervision of your implant cases will be carried at one of several approved WarwickRegional Centres. Students have the option to select a Regional Centre which is nearest totheir own practice or geographic location. Allocation to the Regional Centre requested bythe student is not guaranteed. The Supervising Clinical Tutor reserves the right whether ornot to provide mentoring to an individual student and every effort will be made toaccommodate the student’s clinical needs at an alternative centre. Students are notpermitted to work independently on supervised cases out side of the Regional Centreunless authorised to do so by their supervising clinical tutor -2-
  5. 5. 2.2 From Year 2 OnwardsThis stage of the course requires attendance at the University of Warwick for the BoneGrafting and Augmentation Module and the Occlusion and Prosthodontic study days of theClinical Practice Module. The 4 study days for occlusion and prosthodontics are held at theUniversity of Warwick. The clinical case element of the Clinical Practice in ImplantDentistry Modules is run at the Regional Training Centres.2.2.1 Clinical Practice in Implant DentistryHaving successfully completed the first year, and providing you have completed your firstfive supervised cases and a satisfactory level of competency reached you should be in aposition to undertake implant treatments yourself independently. Both the PostgraduateDiploma and the MSc Implant Dentistry require completion of a portfolio giving fulldocumentation of ten implant cases that you have treated, one of which must demonstrateadvanced expertise in treating and managing a complex case. For further details, see 3.Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry. If you have not demonstrated sufficient competencyduring this module you will be required to treat additional cases under supervision. Inextreme case the examiner may request that you with drawn from the programme.2.3 Completing the Postgraduate DiplomaIn addition to demonstrating your clinical competence through ‘Clinical Practice in ImplantDentistry’, you will need to complete the core module Bone Grafting and Augmentation (20CATS).2.4 Completing the MSc in Implant DentistryTo complete the MSc in Implant Dentistry the following pattern of study is recommended:2.4.1 Modules in Year 1 and 2Core Module Principles of Implant DentistryCore module: Bone Grafting and Augmentation Clinical Practice Module and the associated study days for occlusion and advanced prosthodontics2.4.2 Modules in Year 3Option 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 OrganisationsThe range of option modules available in a given year may vary.Core Module: Professional Project (40 CATS) -3-
  6. 6. To complete the MSc programme you are expected to be able to produce work that isinformed by the forefront of research and evaluation in the field of implant dentistry, withthe potential for publication for a professional audience. You will be able to criticallyevaluate professional practice, in relation to the published evidence-base and your ownprofessional experience. You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to undertake asystematic critical analysis of key service and organisational developments in yourprofessional field and to undertake substantial independent study. Students who havedemonstrated appropriate research skills and present a satisfactory proposal may bepermitted by the Course Directors to undertake a dissertation (60 CATS) in place of theProfessional Project and option module.3. Clinical Practice in Implant DentistryA requirement of the Postgraduate Diploma and the MSc Implant Dentistry is that allstudents without exception must treat ten implant cases while undertaking the course, oneof which should demonstrate a complex aspect of implant dentistry. Students must notcomplete their complex case before five supervised standard cases have been completed.This is an essential part of the competency assessment in the clinical practice of implantdentistry required for recognition of the course by the General Dental Council. Implanttreatment programmes are complex and often stretch over extended timescales.Completion of the ten cases required for demonstration of clinical competence may beundertaken over the full period permitted for the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc course (see4.2).It is important to identify potential cases as early as possible in the course. ThePostgraduate Diploma or MSc cannot be awarded until all ten cases have beensatisfactorily formally assessed.3.1 Availability of Patients Requiring Implant TreatmentsThe University of Warwick requires students to provide patients that have clinical needsthat require implant treatment. These patients must be identified and provided from thestudent’s own practice. Patients must be prepared to participate in the teachingprogramme, afford treatment fees and travel to your chosen regional centre. If yourpractice is unable to provide suitable implant cases in sufficient numbers to meet therequirements of the course you should not accept an offer of a place on the course butshould seek advice from the Course Director.3.2 Clinical SupervisionThe first five cases must be treated under supervision. Providing all five implant caseshave been competency appraised by your tutor with all required supporting documentationsubmitted on-line and a competency declaration issued you will have the option to treat theremaining five cases either under supervision or independently in your practice.3.3 Audit of Practice FacilitiesIt 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 thatthey 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 theassessment 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 -4-
  7. 7. before the visit. If it is considered that the clinical facilities are seriously deficient allindependent case submissions will be rejected, and the student will be liable for the feesassociated with the facilitated visit. In extreme cases the student will be asked to withdrawfrom the course.3.4 Regional CentresAs patient safety is of paramount importance, the University of Warwick provides a networkof Regional Centres and experienced clinical tutors with suitably trained support staff sothat students can undertake supervised practice in implant dentistry.3.5 Patient ManagementSupervised implant patients are treated at Regional Centres according to the programme’sCode of Clinical Practice. Such patients must be formally referred to the clinical tutor whothen becomes ultimately responsible for all aspects of their implant treatment. Studentsare expected to adhere to the Code of Clinical Practice regarding patient treatment andmanagement during the course. Students must sign the Code to demonstrate that theyhave read and understood its terms and implications. Failure to adhere to the Code ofClinical Practice may lead to students being asked to withdraw from the course.3.5.1 Patient DocumentationThe Regional Centre to which you are assigned will provided clinical facilities and supportstaff. Students are entirely responsible for the safe keeping and production of supportingclinical records, radiographs and photographic images as stipulated in the module guide.3.6 Patient FeesStudents are not permitted to receive payments associated with the care of patients whileundertaking supervised training at a Regional Centre. Fees are calculated in accordancewith the Code of Clinical Practice and the Course Tutor is entirely responsible for theircollection.However, reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the managementof their patient can be charged to the patient, provided this is clearly itemised andapproved by the Course Tutor. It is important that all financial arrangements aretransparent and clearly stated in the patient’s consent letter. The Course Tutor will beresponsible for billing the patient, payment of all costs, collection of fees and any bad debtsincurred.4. Course Regulations, 2010/11Note that these course regulations are kept under review in relation to Universityregulations, professional body requirements, external examiner reports and studentfeedback. 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) -5-
  8. 8. 4.1.2 Option modules Clinical Quality Improvement and Risk Management (20 CATS) Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations (20 CATS)4.1.3 MSc with Professional Project3 core modules (= 120 CATS)1 option module (20 CATS)Professional Project (40 CATS)4.1.4 MSc with Dissertation3 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)4.2 Length of programmesThe minimum and maximum periods of enrolment for completion of each award are asfollows:Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry 2 to 5 yearsMSc in Implant Dentistry 3 to 8 years4.3 Policy on exemptions and accreditation of prior learningThe University of Warwick does not grant exemptions from any of the course modules onthe grounds of prior learning except under exceptional circumstances. If you feel that yourcircumstances are exceptional, it is essential that you bring this to the attention of theCourse Director before beginning your participation in the course.4.4 Module registrationsThe Clinical Practice in Implant Dentistry module may be completed over the full period ofenrolment 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 schedulepublished in the module guide for that occurrence of the module.4.5 Temporary WithdrawalIn cases of serious illnesses or other difficult personal circumstances, a student mayrequest a suspension of enrolment for a period of up to one year.4.6 AttendanceAttendance at taught sessions and study days is compulsory unless otherwise indicated inthe relevant module guide. -6-
  9. 9. Refunds are not given for any sessions that students cannot attend.The University of Warwick reserves the right to change the venue or scheduling ofsessions in cases of illness or other conditions which may prevent the course beingpresented 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 CourseworkThe Principles of Implant Dentistry is assessed through coursework assignments. Latesubmission will incur penalties (in accordance with the University’s regulations governingtaught postgraduate courses).Extensions for course work will only be granted under exceptional and unanticipatedcircumstances. If students require an extension they must request this in writing from theuniversity.4.8 Commitment to StudyPostgraduate programmes require a significant commitment of time and effort. It isexpected that when you accept a place on the programme you have taken into account theoverall workload and timescales involved. It is expected that you will have the professionaltime management capabilities required for attendance at taught sessions, undertakingsignificant amounts of independent study, and completion of assessed work within thepublished deadlines.4.9 Assessment ProceduresAll work submitted for assessment is read and marked by two markers. Assignments areidentified by student ID numbers, not by name, so that the markers do not know the identityof the student. After forming their independent judgements, the two markers confer, ifnecessary, to agree a provisional grade and percentage mark. It is this grade/mark that willbe communicated to you in the first instance. Final marks are decided by the Board ofExaminers which meets at least once per year and includes an independent externalexaminer.The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc are assessed through coursework assignments,professional project or dissertation (with oral presentation), clinical practice, and an OSCE .The Objective Structures Clinical Examination (OSCE) style assessment presents studentswith a series of clinical problems which will be related to implant dentistry in general dentalpractice. There will be an OSCE circuit which students will undertake. The OSCE circuitwill consist of approximately ten stations and each station would take approximately sevenminutes. There will be sufficient rest stations in a circuit time of approximately an hour anda half.Students will be asked to undertake a practical exercise at each station. These exerciseswill either be a paper work based task such as reading a radiograph or a task basedexercise such as demonstrating the ability to suture. There will be a different clinicalproblem at each station. -7-
  10. 10. 5. Terms and ConditionsThese 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 University5.2.1 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-
  11. 11. 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-
  12. 12. 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 Fees5.5.1 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 -
  13. 13. 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 Liability5.6.1 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 -
  14. 14. 5.7 Termination or Extension of Contract5.7.1 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. Should a Student take any of the above mentioned options then it cannot be guaranteed that the format and requirements for the course will not have changed during the extension period.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 - 12 -
  15. 15. not been made once a pro rata amount has been calculated, the Student will be required to pay the remaining fee requested.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 Conditions5.8.1 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, Warwick Dentistry, 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 - 13 -
  16. 16. Warwick, CV4 8UW. The complaints procedure is available to students from the University Academic Office.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 -
  17. 17. University of WarwickPostgraduate Diploma in Implant DentistryMSc in Implant DentistryTerms and Conditions 2010/116. 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-ordinatorWarwick DentistryWarwick Medical SchoolUniversity of WarwickCoventryCV4 7AL - 15 -

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