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Professor Paul Coulthard (BDS, MFGDP(UK), MDS, FDSRCS, FDS(OS)RCS, PhD) - teaching


Professor Paul Coulthard is Director of the MSc Courses in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and also teaches on the MSc Course in Dental Implantology that he introduced in 2006. He also teaches undergraduate dental students and surgical trainees. He is passionate about evidence-based practice and introducing this concept to students.

The third edition of his textbook Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Oral Medicine (Master Dentistry Volume 1) is due for publication in May 2013. The second popular edition was translated for distribution in China and Poland. Professor Coulthard has also co-authored chapters for six other textbooks and has many scientific publications relating to teaching and learning.

Professor Coulthard has been a member of the Higher Education Academy since 2002. He also undertook training in teaching with the Resuscitation Council (UK) and was an Advanced Life Support Instructor for many years. He undertook his teaching practice at HMS Haslar Institute of Naval Medicine. He held the post of Director of Graduate Education and Research in the School of Dentistry for four years during which he introduced seven new graduate taught courses enhancing the school portfolio and increasing flexibility. In particular he introduced three-year Clinical MSc courses that offer clinical training alongside masters study and initiated the development of a distance learning MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry in collaboration with the commercial educational company, Smile-On. He is a member of the University Faculty Fitness to Practice Committee.

Professor Coulthard has held many examinerships over the years at institutions across the UK. He is currently external examiner at Sheffield University and Cardiff University. He is Past Chairman of the Dental Sedation Teachers Group and Chair of the Working Group that produced 'Conscious Sedation in Dentistry Standards for Postgraduate Education', published in 2008. He is frequently invited overseas to teach conscious sedation workshops or lecture about evidence-based oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Professor Coulthard is North Western Deanery Training Programme Director for Oral Medicine, Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Surgery, Special Care Dentistry and Dental Public Health. He is the Royal College of Surgeons of England nominated member of the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board in Oral Surgery.