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Enhanced CPD Course

Informed Consent

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz

1h 30m


CPD Topics covered

  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Communication Skills

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • The proper protocols and steps necessary to gain informed consent from a patient or their carer.
  • What information is appropriate to provide to the person giving the consent.
  • Identifying steps that should be taken and what they should be, in the event of treating an emergency.
  • Determining if a person has the capacity to consent for their own care, or if another person must be consulted, as well as the benefits or drawbacks of a person withholding such consent.
  • How to properly act in the best interest of the patient at all times.

Anticipated Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the two types of consent.
  • List the steps of gaining consent.
  • Evaluate every patient at each appointment to ensure consent is given.
  • Make practice policies available in the appropriate format.
  • Act in the best interest of each patient.
  • List examples of people other than the patient who are capable of giving consult if the patient is unable to do so themselves.
  • Explain the benefits and risks of consenting to or declining treatment.
Target Audience
  1. Clinical Dental Technician
  2. Dental Nurse
  3. Dental Therapist
  4. Practice Manager
  5. Receptionist
  6. Trainee
  7. DCP
  8. Dental Hygienist
  9. Dental Technician
  10. Dentist
  11. Orthodontic Therapist
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. A – Effective Communication
Regulatory Standards
  1. SAFE
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Sharon Boyd

Verified Instructor


Amberton University, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Science, Human Relations and Business


Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX

Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX — Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


  • 2001 - Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


Cathryn Adams

15th May 2019

Good course 
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