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School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for masters courses that enhance their careers. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise places us fourth in the UK for research.
About the course
1 year full time
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.
Dental professionals choose Sheffield because of our reputation for excellence. We offer a range of clinical and non-clinical courses, designed to help you develop your career in the way that you want. Many of our graduates go on to specialist dental practice, hospital practice or academic posts.
* 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
* Induction period
* Observational work-shadowing
* Supervised reporting
* Staff and student-led seminars
* Practical laboratory techniques
* Literature review
* 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.
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.
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
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