Taught course

Oral Surgery

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements: - Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry - Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent) - Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for a minimum of two years - Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level - Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level - Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B)

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc/PgDip Oral Surgery programme provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI).

This programme focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner.

Work in the early part of the course will comprise plenary lectures and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility and work on pigs head sand similar systems. As you move through the course you will progress to working on live patients under close supervision in UCLan Dental Clinic. Here skills will be developed and assessed through Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS).

Course content:

History taking and examination
Patient records and confidentiality
Consent and medico-legal aspects
Surgical complications
Anatomy for oral surgeons
Bleeding disorders and anticoagulants
Microbiology of oral infections
Dental radiology
Pharmacology and drug interactions
Treatment planning
Communication skills and patient psychology
Medical complications
Flap design
Surgical removal of impacted teeth and roots
Oral medicine and precancerous lesions
Medical emergencies
Resuscitation
Orofacial infections and management
Oral surgery for orthodontics
Temporomandibular joint disorders - non-surgical management
Surgical management and treatment of TMJ disorders
Endodontic surgery
Maxillary sinus and oroantral fistulae
Diseases of bone and osteoporosis
Salivary gland disease
Dental anaesthesia / pain control
Theatre instrumentation
Health and safety issues in dental practice
Cross infection control, sterilisation and patient safety

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 also www.uclan.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

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