Master Implant Dentistry

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  • Objectives
    To provide a sound academic basis and high quality practical training in the planning, provision and maintenance of implants and implant-retained prostheses.
  • Entry requirements
    For qualified dentists interested in the use of implant-retained prostheses who can demonstrate appropriate baseline knowledge and skills in restorative dentistry or oral surgery, particularly those with advanced skills in restorative dentistry.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Implant Dentistry
  • Course description
    Programme description
    - one of few programmes nationally that is devoted to implant dentistry.
    - offers a substantial clinical exposure to patients being treated within the Institute.
    - well integrated with other Restorative Dentistry masters programmes.

    The syllabus will cover clinical prosthodontics and implant surgery. You will also attend new patients/review clinics, undergo self-directed learning and carry out a supervised research project.

    Programme format and assessment
    Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, as follows: 1) Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of implant dentistry, usually examined by written examination; 2) One clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients or oral examinations; 3) One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.

    Programme modules for MSc Implant Dentistry 

    Clinical Implant Dentistry
    (Core Module)
    This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Implant Dentistry at masters level. At the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Implant Dentistry: Biomedical sciences; Applied Radiological science; Applied Materials science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Statistics; Scientific basis of dental implantology; Patient management; Applied human disease; Restorative treatment planning; Research methodology; Professional responsibility. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health, reflect critically on your own academic work and reflect critically on your own approach to clinical work. Assessment is by written examination.

    Implant Dentistry Clinical
    (Core Module)
    This 60 credit module aims to produce a dentist proficient and skilful in Implant Dentistry. At the end of the module you will be able to undertake the following tasks relevant to the practice of Implant Dentistry: Undertake diagnosis and treatment planning; Take appropriate responsibility; Solve complex clinical problems; Perform clinical procedures; Manage effectively patients, resources and time; Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and dental technicians; Develop appropriate computer skills; Perform good clinical governance; Ability to reflect critically on your own clinical work. Assessment is by case presentation, practical examination, clinical examination and oral examination.

    Implant Dentistry Research (Core Module)
    This module provides you with a scientifically rigorous research experience through undertaking a piece of research work and writing a report of the findings including a relevant literature review and appropriate statistical analysis. At the end of the module, you will be able to: Analyse both scientific and clinical data; Critically review the relevant scientific literature; Plan a research project; Understand how to apply statistical analyses; Carry out a research project; Understand the effect of experimental variables; Use information and communications technology; Devise and support arguments for oral health; Present your work both orally and in writing. Assessment is by dissertation and oral examination.

    Science of Implant Dentistry (Core Module)
    This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Implant Dentistry at masters level. At the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and deep understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Implant Dentistry: Biomedical sciences; Radiological science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Statistics; Scientific basis of dental implantology; Human disease; Research methodology. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health, reflect critically on your own academic work. Assessment is by written examination.
     
    Duration
    Two years, October to September.

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