Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) MSc

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  • Objectives
    The aim of the Research Methods and Statistics component is to enable you to become competent in the design, data collection, and simple analysis and interpretation of clinical research projects. The aim of the Specialist Clinical Component is is to give you an understanding of the scientific basis of oral and maxillofacial surgery with particular emphasis on current theories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of patients. The evidence base supporting clinical surgical practice is emphasised. The Specialist Clinical Component permits observation of a wide range of surgery including facial trauma, orthognathic, cancer and reconstructive, salivary gland, implant and reconstructive and participation in dentoalveolar surgery. The aim of the Research Component is is to offer research training in identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project. The research project is in line with the research themes of control of pain and anxiety or surgical implantology or oral cancer and health services research. The core text book for the course is provided for students. This book, Master Dentistry Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Oral Medicine (ISBN 0443061920), has been produced by School of Dentistry staff, Coulthard, Horner, Sloan and Theaker.
  • Entry requirements
    This programme is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledge of this clinical specialty at a postgraduate level. There are three components: Research Methods and Statistics; Specialist Clinical Component; and a Research Component.
  • Academic title
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) MSc
  • Course description
    Module details

    The programme aims to provide dental practitioners with the knowledge and skills to undertake minor oral surgery in the context of a wider knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    The programme consists of assessed course units including:

    -Surgical Basic Sciences
    -Patient Care
    -Dental Tissues

    The PG Diploma includes a Research Methods and Statistics course unit. The MSc includes a research project and dissertation.


    Examples of dissertations submitted include:

    -A systematic review of randomised controlled clinical trials comparing the adverse effects of articaine and lidocaine as local anaesthetic agents
    -A systematic review of the side effects of inhalation conscious sedation
    -Implant survival with different numbers of dental implants in the mandibular implant over denture: A retrospective cohort study
    -National use of conscious sedation in dentistry
    -Evaluation of pain in paediatric patients undergoing oral surgery

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