This 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.
The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £9000.00.Not specified
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.
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.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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