Staff Reporter -
MUSCAT, Feb 25 -
Alumni and faculty of Oman Dental College (ODC), with other honoured guests, gathered at an event hosted by King’s College London in the Sindbad Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Muscat, recently.
Professor Jenny Gallagher MBE, who has been a visiting Professor at ODC for six years, gave a presentation on opportunities for postgraduate dental studies at King’s, including distance learning, specialty training and PhD courses. After the inspiring presentation, the guests were able to enjoy a reception and to network with their friends and colleagues.
Professor Gallagher reflected: “It is an honour to visit Oman and I love teaching here. It’s a privilege to inform your emerging dental workforce of learning opportunities in London and describe how they can upskill via our post graduate programmes including distance learning courses.”
One of ODC’s faculty members, Dr Thillai Viswapurna, who has recently completed an MSc distance learning programme at King’s commented: “The most exciting part of doing a distance learning programme whilst working was the instant transfer and use of knowledge into my work environment and also the comfort of receiving a world class international education at your door step.”
ODC Alumni Dr Amur al Senaidi added: “I’m happy in my job but I’m always thinking about how to develop my career and become a better dentist, so Prof Gallagher’s talk was very useful.”
Dr Rahul Arora, Dean of ODC, concluded: “We are proud of our graduates and want them to continue to succeed in the world after ODC.”
King’s College London Dental Institute is a world-leading dental school and research faculty. Ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Europe (QS World University Rankings 2017), the Dental Institute aims to maximise impact on health and wellbeing by integrating excellence across four areas: education/teaching; world-class science; clinical approaches and patient care.