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Entry requirements

  • Qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry.
  • Registered with the General Dental Council or equivalent.
  • In professional practice or have a hospital appointment while attending the course.
  • Registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level.
  • Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease Hepatitis B.
  • Sufficient competency in English language (IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent).


DBS: all potential students must undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to admittance to the programme.
Applicants must provide evidence of their General Dental Council Certificate and Indemnity Insurance.
Interview required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

This course is aimed at the busy dental practitioner who wants to combine home study with treating patients under the direct clinical supervision of experienced consultants and specialists.

This two-year programme, with much of the academic delivery online has evolved from our successful three-year MSc Oral Surgery programme and has been re-designed in response to student feedback.

The course comprises of four days of supervised clinical training, with academic teaching via an online delivery model so you can study flexibly from home.

This course provides authentic clinical training and education, delivered both online and face-to-face that’s aimed at preparing you to provide safe and appropriate oral surgery treatment as part of your clinical practice.

Why study with us

  • You’ll study at a University that is well known as a provider of high-quality clinical training and education with state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
  • Course highlights include learnings of microbiology of oral infections, dental radiology, treatment planning, medical complications plus communication skills combined with patient psychology.
  • The course benefits from small group sizes, usually 12 or less, meaning there’s an informal and supportive learning environment.

What you'll do

  • You’ll benefit from authentic clinical training and online and face-to-face tuition that’s responsive to the needs of a busy general dental practitioner.
  • You’ll develop skills in history taking and examination, patient records and confidentiality, surgical complications, orofacial infections and management, endodontic surgery and maxillary sinus and oroantral fistulae.
  • You will enjoy a teaching faculty led by Dr Peter Dyer, who is a highly experienced Consultant in Maxillo-facial surgery.

LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

You’ll start with plenary lectures and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility, working on a pig’s head and similar systems. You’ll then progress to treating live patients, under close supervision in our Dental Clinic, and be assessed by Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS).

You and your group will prepare and lead the academic aspect of the course with presentations, directed reading and case-based discussions.

Assessments focus on your higher level skills of diagnosis and planning, rather than simply remembering facts. Typical assessments include analysis of given clinical cases, case presentations, practical tests, written examinations and critical essays.

Please note, some modules are delivered and assessed online. Other clinical modules, are assessed with a blend of course work, written assessments, practical assessments including direct observations whilst treating patients, and seen and unseen clinical case assessments.

Much of the course content, including lecture notes, PowerPoint slides, videos of lectures and assignments are delivered via the University’s e-learn system.

OPPORTUNITIES

For dentists looking to introduce oral surgery treatment within their practice, this is the ideal course. During this course you will plan and treat patients under direct clinical supervision, in our UCLan Dental Clinic.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Postgraduate qualifications in dentistry are not regulated by the General Dental Council in the UK.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Information for international students

Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent). Competency may be demonstrated by qualification, accreditation of prior learning or separate University assessment. See our website for further information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892 400