Taught course

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Clin)

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc(Clin)

Entry requirements

We require a primary dental qualification from a recognised institution and at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our three-year MSc (Clin) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course enables dentists to train in the specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

All units are based on the speciality of oral surgery, but within the wider context of maxillofacial surgery. You will undertake minor oral surgery under supervision, carried out under local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia. You will also attend theatre to assist and observe major surgery and attend consultation clinics, trauma clinics, ward rounds and carry out ward duties.

The clinical component of the course consists of units covering surgical basic sciences, reflective oral surgery practices, dental tissues, bone disease and injury, soft tissues, and salivary tissue, pain and the temporomandibular joint.

You will attend weekly interactive seminars led by senior staff and invited guest speakers. Some of these have actor patients present to allow you to rehearse your clinical skills.

If you study the full three-year MSc, you will also attend external teaching events such as residential blocks for basic science applied to surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

You will become eligible to sit the Royal College of Surgeons examinations for Membership in Oral Surgery on completion of this MSc course.

Qualification and course duration

MSc(Clin)

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.dentistry@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 5220