Master Diagnostic Oral Pathology

University of Sheffield

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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About the courseThis course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You'll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

You'll develop a competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You'll also be able to determine if any further information or additional procedures are necessary to confirm a diagnosis.


Core modules
* Basic Principles of Pathology
* Basic Techniques in Histopathology
* Research Problems and Approaches
* Current Concepts in Dentistry
* Laboratory Research Methods
* Diagnostic Oral Pathology
* Advanced Oral Histopathology
* Dissertation

* Induction period
* Observational work-shadowing
* Supervised reporting
* Staff and student-led seminars
* Practical laboratory techniques
* Lectures
* Literature review
* Dissertation
* Independent directed self-study

Formative assessment after four weeks, which may involve a short MCQ paper, short essay question, practical diagnostic test and oral examinations.

Summative assessment at the end of each semester, which may involve short answer questions, essay questions, practical tests to determine level of skill achieved.

Oral presentations at journal club meetings are assessed. Dissertation and oral examination at the end of the course.


Entry Requirements
Recognised dental qualification. MFDS or FDS is desirable but not essential. At least one year's postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical discipline is essential.

You can improve your English all the time you are here, by taking advantage of free language tuition and language labs. However you will need to have a good grasp of the language before we can offer you a place. A GCSE grade C, IELTS 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or more is usually acceptable. The British Council has IELTS preparation courses for candidates wishing to familiarise themselves with the examination format. Students with other forms of English language qualification will also be considered.

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 (IELTS 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.

180 (Grade C)


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