Taught course

Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences)

Institution
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 UK degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject. Degree disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry, Biology or related subjects in the Sciences will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Dental disease is the most common disease in the UK and many developed countries, this coupled with the increasing levels of oral cancer worldwide have led the World Health Organization to prioritise oral health.

This course introduces you to the principles of experimental pathology applied to oral disease. It is provides a grounding in experimental method for dental graduates who plan to follow either a career in academic dentistry or one of the clinical specialities.

We offer you a fundamental training in the principles of laboratory research methods and the range of techniques used to study the behaviour of oral tissues in health and disease.

The course is aimed at dental or biomedical graduates wishing to extend their knowledge of oral pathology and especially those wishing to embark on a career in academic research either as full-time researchers or clinical academics. The course can act as a stepping stone to PhD studentships.

This programme will:

  • Equip you with transferable laboratory skills, in addition to those gained as part of the research project
  • Teach you how to write papers and present them to your peers, and for publication
  • Allow you to spend time as an integrated part of a specific research project/team. This is a completely hands on experience of a real research question
  • Introduce you to experimental design and research.

Information for international students

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a writing score of 6.0.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Institute of Dentistry
Email
a.m.keegan@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8930