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.