Taught course

Diagnostic Oral Pathology

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Clinical Dentistry
Qualifications
MMedSci

Entry requirements

You need a recognised dental or medical qualification. You must have at least one year’s postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You’ll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

We teach you competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You’ll learn when further information or additional procedures are needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Teaching is through:

  • An induction period
  • Supervised reporting
  • Staff and student-led seminars
  • Practical laboratory techniques
  • Lectures
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation
  • Independent directed self-study

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Introductory multi-choice assessment
  • Examinations at the end of each semester consisting of written papers and a microscope-based exam
  • Assessed essays and presentations at journal clubs and seminars
  • Dissertation project

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MMedSci

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 215 9318