Master Dental Technology

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Applicants should possess a recognised qualification in Dental Technology through assessments, including a written examination of a standard comparable to a three-year Foundation Degree in Dental Technology or a Graduate Certificate in Dental Technology (SMD) awarded at the level of merit. A minimum of two years post-initial qualification experience, and the ability to demonstrate advanced Technical expertise in the field. Applicants may also be required to satisfy a practical trade test prescribed by SMD. Other applicants require a degree (minimum of second class honours) in a subject relevant to Dentistry, such as basic sciences or medical/bioengineering, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or an equivalent alternative qualification) is also required for overseas students where English is not the first language.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PG Dip Dental Technology
  • Course description
    Programme description

    The objective of this programme is to help future leaders/technicians in the field of Dental Technology to be better prepared to advance their knowledge through research and training, and to strengthen links with clinical members of the dental team. This is an important step in the future education and management of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry. This programme is carried out in the School of Medicine and Dentistry and involves both Technical practice and academic study. This Diploma/MSc programme will be open to dentists and basic scientists who may be responsible for teaching of related subjects, or may need a greater
    understanding of the subject in order to plan their future industrial or academic/ research careers.

    Programme outline

    This programme includes Technical training, formal teaching and a supervised research project. All the taught and Technical modules in the programme are core teaching. Topics will be chosen for research projects subject to the students’ area of interest.

    The programme comprises eight modules and Technical practice:

        * Module 1 – Research Methodology/Statistics/Medico- Legal
        * Module 2 – Properties of Dental Materials/Processing Methods
        * Module 3 – Occlusion
        * Module 4 – Introduction to Implantology
        * Module 5 – Aesthetics
        * Module 6 – Modules in Management, Leadership, Communication skills and the Dental Team
        * Module 7-8 – Technical practice
        * Module 9-12 – Project and Report

    Assessment

    Candidates who are following the one-year full-time programme will be examined on their coursework in June, which will qualify them for the Postgraduate Diploma. This will be two written papers, together with an oral examination on a submitted Technical case. Marks accumulated from the Postgraduate Diploma (60 per cent) will go towards the final MSc marks. To complete the MSc project reports must be submitted by 1 September of the year that the candidate completes the programme, and the oral examination will be held later the same month.

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