Master of Clinical Dentistry (Pathway in Endodontology / Prosthodontics) (MSc)
The programme offers students the opportunity to participate in a full-time, 3 year specialist training programme in either endodontology or prosthodontics.
The programme has been designed to enhance student life-long learning skills; aid in developing evidence based practice; develop advanced clinical skills to enable students to become mono-specialists in endodontology or fixed and removable prosthodontics; and, through acquisitions of research knowledge, skills and the production of a research project, facilitate further career development.
The programme has a conjoint arrangement with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the MRDRCS (Ed) qualification is awarded at the end of the programme in addition to the MClin Dent qualification.
This is a 3 year full-time modular programme.Years 1 and 2 consists of 4 x 30 credit modules per year with the final year consisting of 2 x 30 credit modules and 1 dissertation module of 60 credits. Exit awards are available for students successfully completing year 1 (Certificate) or years 1 and 2 (Diploma).
Learning & Teaching Methods
Methods used throughout the programme include self-directed learning and presentation in small group forums to encourage a problem based learning method, clinical teaching and instruction, monitoring and support for the clinical portfolio, case review and discussions, guided critical reading and journal clubs and individual research guidance.
Clinical, practical and academic skills will be assessed throughout this three-year course using both summative and formative assessments. Summative or more formal examinations will be taken at the end of each academic year.
Currently open to international postgraduate dental students only with a BDS/DDS or equivalent, a minimum of 2 years postgraduate clinical experience and a commitment to develop clinical skills to the highest standards in prosthodontics or endodontology. Candidates must be registered dental practitioners in their home country and meet Cardiff & Vale University Health Board requirements to hold an Honorary Clinical Contract [Occupational Health clearance including Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP) and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance (Enhanced)]. Applicants must also provide proof of their English Language proficiency (IELTS score of 7.0 or above).
Potential candidates are normally asked to participate in a telephone interview as part of the application process.
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