Taught course

Clinical Dentistry

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MClinDent

Entry requirements

Candidates must satisfy the requirements of Cardiff University General Entrance Requirement and in addition, be a registered dental practitioner from the UK, EU and overseas and who also must: Hold a primary dental qualification (BDS/DDS or equivalent) Have a minimum of two years clinical experience post qualification Meet Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust requirements to hold an Honorary Clinical Contract (Occupational Health clearance including Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP) and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance (Enhanced) Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 7 with a minimum score of 6 in each of the four bands). Applicants are required to have achieved the IELTS prior to an application being submitted.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MClinDent Programme provides students the opportunity to participate in a full time three year specialist training programme in either Endodontology or Prosthodontics through the School of Dentistry. 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 acquisition of research knowledge, skills and the production of a research project, facilitate further career development.

Graduates from this programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an unbiased, systematic and critical appraisal of contemporary knowledge, and an awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which are informed by the latest advances in Restorative Dentistry
  • Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas in Restorative Dentistry often in the absence of complete data, be able to communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to other specialist colleagues and non-specialist audiences, and engage in critical dialogue about clinical management in Restorative Dentistry
  • Read, understand and critically appraise relevant scientific and clinical literature
  • Formulate a hypothesis, plan and implement an appropriate project to test the hypothesis report the findings of the project in the appropriate format
  • Evaluate psychological aspects relevant to restorative dentistry
  • Execute simple and complex treatment procedures
  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and treatment of compromised patients, such cleft lip and palate and tooth anomalies, such as hypodontia
  • Understand the relevance of underlying social, dental and medical factors that may influence the uptake compliance and outcome of treatment
  • Be familiar with all aspects of clinical governance (clinical, corporate, research) and conduct of professional care

Full details of this programme can be found here: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p056.html

Qualification and course duration

MClinDent

full time
3 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Dentistry Admissions Officer
Email
dentalPGadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2074 2468