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

The University of Manchester

Application deadline: We accept student intakes for September each year.
Tuition fee:
  • £ 45,000 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 45,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 36 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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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

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.

Coursework and assessment

The specialist clinical component will be assessed via a variety of formative and summative methods. These include patient logs, submission of clinical and technical skills work, written assignments and structured essay papers, Multiple Short Answer (MSA), Single Best Answer (SBA) and Extended Matching Question (EMQ) papers, Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER), mini-case write-ups and structured oral examinations.

Course unit details

The specialist clinical component is comprised of 6 units:

The Clinical and Technical Skills unit (15 credits) will provide the student with the foundational knowledge and skills required to perform clinical prosthodontics of high standards and familiarize the students with technically difficult manual skills.

The Scientific Understanding of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics I and II (15 credits each) will be delivered via a number of seminars which are run from September to May on Friday afternoons as well as Self-directed Learning which is done via the Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard 9) and it will equip the participant with a detailed knowledge of scientific background required for care of patient in need of prosthetic intervention.

The Diagnosis and Treatment Planning unit (15 credits) is designed to provide each participant with experience and training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with prosthetic needs, including aspects of other relevant dental disciplines. This unit will be delivered via lectures, seminars, clinical attachments and practical skills sessions.

The Reflective Prosthodontic Practice and The Contemporary Prosthodontic Techniques (15 credits each) units provide each participant with a comprehensive experience in management and provision of treatment for complex restorative cases. The unit will be delivered via treatment sessions on the clinic and will provide the students with a great opportunity to manage and treat patients who require complex complete dentures, tooth- and implant-supported over-dentures, milled crowns and removable partial dentures, direct and indirect restorations, restoration of dental implants and precision attachments and advanced prosthesis.

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)


* Attendance at aesthetic composite hands-on course





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)


* Attendance at Endodontice course


* 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.

The School also requires applicants to have at least two years' recent experience in general professional practice.

English language

Students whose first language is not English require one of the following:

* IELTS test 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components)


* TOEFL test: 577 paper-based (with no less than 5.5 in the TWE - Test of Written English)


* TOEFL test: 233 computer-based (with no less than 5.5 in the TWE - Test of Written English)


* TOEFL test: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening/Writing 17; Reading 18 and Speaking 20)


* Pearson Test 59-65 (with no less than 51 in each component)



Important:

Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as noted above, at the time of application, will NOT be considered.

Overseas candidates who hold a degree from an English speaking country are not required to provide proof of English certification.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

Two years post-graduation clinical experience is required

Professional entry qualification

Primary Dental Degree from a recognised institution

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 577
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience is required.

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