Taught course

Orthodontics

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You must already hold a BDS degree. IELTS of 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in any component (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. You must also successfully complete an interview in Cairo (for the first intake in 2013 interviews will take place in December 2012). Finally, you should have a commitment to continuing professional development.

Months of entry

January

Course content

This three year part-time programme provides the academic knowledge and professional approach to progress in a career in orthodontics. It is aimed at qualified dentists who wish to specialise in this area.

Teaching will take place in Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of the Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).

The programme will run concurrently with a complementary 3 year programme in clinical orthodontic skills which will be delivered and assessed by ASCDE.
Applicants will have to satisfy entry requirements of both organisations to be offered a place on both programmes.

The MSc programme (taken in conjunction with the ASCDE partner programme) aims to prepare students for success in the Membership in Orthodontics examination of the UK Royal Colleges.

Why study Orthodontics with the University of Dundee

The Dental School at the University of Dundee is one of the UK's top Dental schools, and regularly appears in the top rankings for its undergraduate programme.

All staff teaching on the programme are specialist orthodontists with experience of post-graduate teaching on University and UK NHS (National Health Service) orthodontics programmes.

Who should study this course

The course is aimed at qualified dentists in the Middle East who wish to specialise in this area. The course will assume no prior knowledge of orthodontics.

What are the aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide the academic knowledge and professional attitudes to progress in a career in orthodontics. It is aimed at qualified dentists who wish to specialise in this area. When undertaken in conjunction with the ASCDE clinical residency orthodontic programme it aims to prepare students for success in the Membership in Orthodontics examination of the UK Royal Colleges.

Teaching Methods

The course will be taught by a combination of classroom based teaching in Cairo (lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups) which will take place throughout the year. It is planned to deliver intensive face-to-face teaching sessions each month throughout the year. Between these teaching sessions students will complete course work; this self-directed learning will be reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face sessions.

One-on-one supervision of the dissertation will be by a single tutor.

Students will learn through preparing and delivering oral and written presentations, peer assessments of oral presentations, problem-solving assignments and feedback.
Additional student support will be available through ASCDE between teaching sessions and students will have access to teaching materials through the University's VLE (on-line virtual learning environment)

Course Structure


The course will be delivered part-time and take 3 years to complete.

Year 1:

  • Module 1: Craniofacial Growth and Development and the Aetiology of Malocclusion (15 credits)
  • Module 2: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (15 credits)
  • Module 3: Orthodontic Treatment mechanics (30 credits)

Year 2:

  • Module 4: Tooth movement and biomechanics (15 credits)
  • Module 5: Orthodontic materials and health & safety (15 credits)
  • Module 6: Adult and multidisciplinary treatment (30 credits)

Year 3:

  • Module 7: Research methods and dissertation (60 credits)

Information for international students

This course will only run in Cairo Egypt.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Prof David Bearn
Email
d.bearn@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 635978