MSc in Implantology (MSc)
This one-year, full-time modular programme is designed to provide students from a professional dental background with an extensive understanding of the science and practice of implantology; from theoretical science through restorative treatment planning to clinical practice in the direct management of patients requiring fixed and removable implant-retained prostheses.
The aim of the course is to afford individuals the opportunity to explore and analyse, in an interdisciplinary environment, existing and developing theories/concepts that underpin the field of implantology. The course will facilitate professional and personal growth through a wide range of educational and direct clinical experiences, designed to be the most suitable combination of skills for the practice of dental implantology.
At the successful conclusion of the programme an MSc in Implantology (minimum 180 credits) will be awarded. Alternative exit points are also provided for a Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative and Implant Dental Practice (minimum of 120 credits), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice (minimum of 60 credits).
This is a modular programme consisting of four, taught core modules (Part 1) and a dissertation (Part 2). In Part 1, each module is credit-rated at 30 M-level credits. The modules are Research Methodologies; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Restorative Dentistry and Implantology, delivered concurrently over a 26-week period. Following satisfactory completion of the assessed course work and examinations in Part 1, students will go on to Part 2 of the course, the Dissertation. Students will be required to complete and submit a clinically or laboratory-based research project (60 credits) to obtain a Master’s degree in Implantology. To be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice, students must have completed Modules One and Three of the course which will give them the knowledge, intellectual, practical and transferable skills appropriate to a qualification in restorative dental practice and its practical application.
Learning & Teaching Methods
The modules that are studied will be taught through the use of lectures, seminars and project-based learning, as well as extensive clinical teaching.
Clinical, practical and academic skills will be assessed throughout this course using both summative and formative assessments. Summative or more formal examinations will be taken at the end of Part 1 of the programme before proceeding to the Dissertation element.
Applications will be accepted from graduates with a minimum 2:2 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (or equivalent) and the ORE qualification. Information on how to register can be found at http://www.gdc-uk.org. International applicants must provide proof of their English Language proficiency (IELTS score of 7.0 or above). Applicants are expected to have completed or be about to complete any current training or education course and be available to study for the full duration of the course of study in Cardiff. Applicants with relevant work or professional experience following graduation are encouraged to apply.
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