Clinical training and study of Prosthodontics to prepare dentists for an academic career or specialist practice.

Overview

This is an established and popular modular course in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice.

You will develop enhanced skills and understanding of the scientific basis and practice of prosthodontics so that you become competent in the diagnosis and treatment of more complex problems.

This is an established and popular modular course in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice.

You will develop enhanced skills and understanding of the scientific basis and practice of prosthodontics so that you become competent in the diagnosis and treatment of more complex problems.

The staff teaching this course are experienced in diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function in patients with a range of dental problems. You will receive close supervision and support when treating patients throughout the course. All clinical facilities, equipment, and materials are provided.

Dundee Dental School

Originally inaugurated in 1916, we are at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice and benefits from working with our colleagues in medicine and nursing.

We perform consistently well in league tables for both research and teaching and are a top dental school in Scotland as noted in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide.

We have a reputation as a supportive and nurturing environment which gives students the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations to achieve excellence clinically and academically.

Who should study this course?

This course is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or preparing for specialist practice.

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

Students will attend lectures, seminars and laboratory demonstrations. Students will treat patients under the supervision and attend consultant clinics. They will carry out some of the laboratory work as advised by course tutors. More than one module may be taught concurrently and clinical work will be undertaken on regular sessions throughout the course.

Provision will be made for personal study time throughout the course and students are expected to make good use of this time to prepare for the assessments and to read widely on the subject of prosthodontics.

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module. Reports of four cases treated by the candidate will be presented to the external examiner at the final examination at the end of the course.

Students carry out a research project related to fixed and removable prosthodontics or dental materials and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of the module assessments and the logbook of clinical activity will be scrutinized by the examiners.

All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examination.

What you will study

Every candidate for the Degree shall be required to undertake the prescribed course of study and submit a dissertation. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination, including an oral examination.

The various aspects of fixed prosthodontics will be performed on a phantom head before proceeding to the clinic as it is considered important to thoroughly revise techniques to ensure a high standard of clinical work. This includes endodontics, post preparation, core build-ups and preparations for inlays, crowns, bridges and resin-retained bridges.

There are eight modules, all of which must be completed satisfactorily, together with a research project.

Careers

This course provides good preparation for the MFDS examination of the Royal Colleges but is not approved for eligibility to sit the MRD examination. On completion of this course, students may consider an academic career or specialized clinical practice.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a degree in dentistry and must have at least two years of clinical experience following graduation. As this is a clinical course, your level of English is highly important.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS Overall 7.0
    • Listening 6.5
    • Reading 6.5
    • Writing 6.5
    • Speaking 6.5

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

Fees & Funding

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

Fees for students starting 2018-19

  • Scottish and EU students: £38,150 per year of study
  • Rest of UK students: £38,150 per year of study
  • Overseas students (non-EU): £38,150 per year of study

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated November 16, 2018
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