Taught course

Prosthodontics

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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 Prosthodontics 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.We offer MSc students 15 clinic placements in which we provide the patients at the UCLan Dental Clinic.

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 heads and similar systems. As you move through the course you will progress to working on live patients under close supervision within UCLan Dental Clinic Facility. Here skills will be developed and assessed through Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS). The academic underpinning that supports this discipline will be developed though plenary lectures, directed reading and case-based discussions, which you and others in the group will be expected to prepare and lead. Group sizes are generally small (typically 12 per cohort) leading to an informal and supportive learning environment where you can ensure that your own learning needs are being met.

Course content includes:

Thorough case assessment and record taking
Practical occlusion
Aesthetic parameters for smile design
Appropriate treatment planning
Tooth preparation techniques
The challenge of effective temporisation
Dealing with tooth colour
Multidisciplinary approach to complex case management

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

Course contact details

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