Welcome to the Centennial Curriculum Blog

Posted on: 19 February 2019 by Emily Wilson in Centennial Curriculum

The School of Dentistry is undergoing some exciting and innovative new changes in 2019 and we've started this blog to make sure that you know what's coming and who to talk to if you have any questions.

Dental students in lecture theatre

What is the Centennial Curriculum? 

The School of Dentistry is currently transitioning to a new curriculum for all undergraduate programmes. From September 2019, new cohorts on the Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) and BSc Dental Therapy programmes will share learning and assessment across the first three years of study. 

The shared structure of the two programmes will engender respect and teamwork; enable widening participation; and ensure workforce flexibility, set firmly within the framework of scope of practice. This innovative new approach celebrates 100 years of the University of Liverpool School of Dentistry, hence the Centennial Curriculum. 

The new curriculum is being developed with the support of Health Education England North West and is currently ungoing review by the General Dental Council.  

Dr Fadi Jarad leading a seminar with dental students

The team 

Those currently working on the Centennial Curriculum include:

Emily Wilson                        Project Officer

Professor Luke Dawson    Chair of the Content Working Group

Professor Fadi Jarad         Chair of the Operations Working Group

In addition to the team above we have Year Leads, Programme Directors, Theme Leads, Students, Component Leads and many more all contributing to these innovative new programmes.  

‌Drop-in sessions

Since September we have been holding drop-in sessions for all members of the School of Dentistry to use to discuss anything curriculum related with the team. We will share the dates and times of upcoming sessions with you via this blog: 

Thursday 21st February 13:00-13:30   Boardroom
Tuesday 12th March    13:00-13:30    3.12a
Friday 5th April    13:00-13:30    3.12a


See you soon

We'll be posting as often as we can with updates on the new curriculum but if you'd like to get in touch at any point please do so via e.j.wilson@liv.ac.uk 


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