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

You need to have a degree in dentistry or medicine, or a good BSc honours in a biological science subject. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or an IBTOEFL score of 92. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

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

Good command of written and spoken English essential. Local courses available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Dissertation40 (20000 words)
Oral examination10

Course contact details

Name
Dr Alan Cruchley
Email
a.t.cruchley@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 7134