M.Sc. Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics MSc (Clin)

The University of Manchester

Tuition fee:
  • € 61,343 / Year (EEA)
  • € 61,343 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 36 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This programme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. This specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using fixed and removable prostheses, including implant-supported or stabilised restorations.

Students will be allocated to the temporomandibular disorders clinic.

Teaching and learning Teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for their own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities. Progression and assessment * Research Methods component: Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments
* Biostatistics component: Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments
* Clinical component: This is assessed by written examinations and clinical examinations
* Dissertation (Year 3)

Facilities Students are allocated with a laptop for the duration of their programme of study.

Students have access to dedicated postgraduate suites located within the School.

Contents

Module details

The MSc has the following components:

Specialist clinical component (90 credits): Full time graduate students are required to attend the clinical component for six sessions per week over the 45 weeks.

Seminars are normally conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to December. Guest lecturers, visits to selected dental laboratories and other selected prosthodontic units are an integral part of the clinical component.

Research Methods Component (15 credits): The aim is to equip students with skills related to design, execution and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.

Biostatistics Component (15 credits): The aim is to equip students with skills related to data collection, simple analysis and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.

Dissertation (60 credits): The aim of this module is to offer research training in identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project.

Teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for their own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.

Examples of dissertations submitted include:

* An investigation to evaluate fracture resistance of fibre-reinforced crowns
* The effect of isolating solution on the attachment and retention of candidal species on denture acrylic
* A comparative assessment of dentists' perceptions of smile aesthetics in facial and dental views
* The outcomes of providing dental implants to patients with risk of osteoporosis of the mandibular bone
* A comparison of prosthodontic treatment plan prescribing provided by Vocational dental practitioners and their trainees in England

Course content for year 1 * Additional clinical session per week (3.5 hours each)
* Additional clinical skills training during first semester
* Technical/laboratory skills training (one session per week) * A unique collaboration between the University of Manchester and MMU Centre for Dental Technology Studies
* (40 extra clinical sessions)



Course content for year 2 * Additional clinical session per week (3.5 hours each)
* 3 further additional clinical sessions per week during semester one (50 extra clinical sessions)
* Attendance at week-long multi-system implant training course
* Technical/laboratory skills training (one session per week) * A unique collaboration between the University of Manchester and MMU Centre for Dental Technology Studies


* Attendance at 'Post-graduate Education for the Dental Team' meetings * Seminar series delivered by North West Postgraduate Deanery - various national/international speakers
* (40 extra clinical sessions)



Course content for year 3 * Additional clinical session per week (3.5 hours each) (40 extra clinical sessions)
* 3 further additional clinical sessions per week during semester one (50 extra clinical sessions)
* Technical/laboratory skills training (one session per week) * A unique collaboration between the University of Manchester and MMU Centre for Dental Technology Studies


* Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). UK Annual Meeting (2 days residential)
* Examination preparation for membership in restorative dentistry. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Invited faculty to Manchester

Requirements

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. Evidence of citizenship of an EU country will be required for those claiming home student status. The School also requires applicants to have at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

English language: For those students whose first language is not English, a minimum IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 in the written component; TOEFL 575 paper-based, 230 computer-based or 90 iBT. This certification must be no more than 12 months old.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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