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This is a Postgraduate Certificate programme that thoroughly explores the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry. It covers scientific documentation as well as clinical applications and step by step clinical procedures. Read more
This is a Postgraduate Certificate programme that thoroughly explores the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry. It covers scientific documentation as well as clinical applications and step by step clinical procedures. It is studied part-time over one year (October to July).

Degree information

The programme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to remain at the cutting edge of contemporary dentistry and to be able to meet and deliver with confidence the restorative needs of patients with high aesthetic expectations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of two core modules worth 30 credits each. Both modules are compulsory. The core modules are:
-Science and Properties of Dental Composites and Ceramics.
-Interdisciplinary Clinical Dental Aesthetics.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of 50% lectures, interactive seminars and treatment planning, and 50% skills laboratory and clinical hands-on training.

There are two MCQ written exams, an essay and a viva voce oral exam.

Careers

Successful graduates gain the clinical and theoretical skills and techniques necessary to incorporate aspects of aesthetic dentistry into their daily practice and meet realistic expectations of patients with high aesthetic demands.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Dentist, Self-Employed Dentist
-Dentist, Unspecified Private Dental Practice
-Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
-Dental Associate, Victoria Place Dental Practice
-Dentist, Oradent and studying MSc Oral Implantology and Oral Surgery, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe University)

The programme can improve graduates’ prospects of moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master’s and specialty training programmes, or developing a career in teaching.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme places emphasis on acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills in the areas of aesthetic restorations, contemporary biomaterials and evidence-based clinical procedures and techniques.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert page.

Material is delivered through lectures in a seminar setting, hands on training in lab and clinic in small groups, interactive case studies, treatment planning exercises, and video patient demonstrations.

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This is the home of the UK’s first online postgraduate degree in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Two of the UK’s most respected education and academic organisations have joined forces to provide an innovative, technology driven MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Read more
This is the home of the UK’s first online postgraduate degree in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Two of the UK’s most respected education and academic organisations have joined forces to provide an innovative, technology driven MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.

This programme brings together a high class international faculty for a modern and global classroom. It is more than just an online learning experience. Students will be able to communicate with a diverse multi-ethnic global community of peers with whom they will also share residential courses in fantastic settings.

Course details

The main aims of the course are to:

- To provide an innovative programme which enhances current knowledge and clinical skills in aesthetic restorative dentistry.
- To present sound academic theory and high quality practical training in aesthetic concepts by world class mentors.
- To provide students with the confidence and ability to enhance their current clinical practice by incorporating the latest advances in technology and research ensuring aesthetic, functional and long lasting restorative care.
- To deliver learning using the latest technology enabling students to access the course regardless of place or time zone whilst maintaining their dental practices.

Methods of Study

Part-time Distance Learning -
The majority of the learning resources will be online. The programme will combine interactive e-Learning, webinars, live learning and recorded lectures to create an integrated learning programme, using the best of new media and technology.

Ownership -
The programme is designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for his/her own learning. The emphasis of the MSc is on a self-directed learning approach.

Residential -
The type of teaching will be distance online self-directed learning. In addition, activities on this programme will be supplemented by attendance at three residential courses to complete the hands-on portion of the course.

Resources -
Students will have access to The University of Manchester’s online library.

Methods of Assessment

- Assessments take the form of Short Answer Questions (SAQs), structure essays, clinical case reports and treatment planning exercises
- Clinical details and photographic evidence of cases treated in practice form the basis of case reports
- Structured essays and Short Answer Questions are posted online and students normally have two weeks to complete and submit
- Single best answer and reflective questions are used throughout the units as a form of self-assessment

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admissions criteria of the University and of the School in the following ways:

- Applicants must provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution.
- Applicants must have at least two years’ experience in general professional practice.
- Where the applicant’s first language is not English, they must produce a copy of either an IELTS certificate or a TOEFL certificate. Please submit your results/scores to us for review.
- Two academic references – both must be signed, dated and on headed paper and both must be no more than twelve months old or they will not be accepted.
- Copies (not originals) of degree certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained (If these are in a language other than English official translations must be provided).

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The University of Warwick has pioneered dental postgraduate edcuation, based in approved primary care centres, and prides itself on providing the highest level of support for its students, as befits an institution regularly ranked within the top 10 UK universities. Read more
The University of Warwick has pioneered dental postgraduate edcuation, based in approved primary care centres, and prides itself on providing the highest level of support for its students, as befits an institution regularly ranked within the top 10 UK universities.

Due to recent proposed changes in the structure of UK postgraduate dental education, which not only affect eligibility for Royal College of Surgeons qualifications, but also, with the new NHS dental contract, Department of Health dentists with extended skills (DES) status, the University is to re-align our MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry programme, to maximize the opportunities which the aforementioned changes in UK postgraduate dentistry will offer.

We believe that this will offer our successful dental postgraduates even greater opportunities to further their careers.

Other admission requirements

All candidates must satisfy the Board of Graduate Studies’ requirements for entry and also:
-Hold a license to practise dentistry (BDS or LDS or international equivalent)
-Be a current member of the General Dental Council, or international equivalent for overseas candidates
-Have their own indemnity insurance for practising dentistry
-Have a minimum of two years’ clinical experience

If your first language is not English, you must have completed an English language test in advance. We require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in the reading and writing components), PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of 55. If you have scored below this, you may be offered pre-sessional English language training at the University.

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This course is the first blended learning postgraduate degree in the subject to be launched in the UK. We have collaborated with Healthcare Learning Ltd., the UK's pre-eminent healthcare education provider with the aim to develop dentists' skills in the area of restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Read more
This course is the first blended learning postgraduate degree in the subject to be launched in the UK. We have collaborated with Healthcare Learning Ltd., the UK's pre-eminent healthcare education provider with the aim to develop dentists' skills in the area of restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Aims

This course aims to:
-Provide you with an innovative programme, which enhances current knowledge and clinical skills in aesthetic restorative dentistry
-Present sound academic theory and high quality practical training in aesthetic concepts by world class mentors
-Provide you with the confidence and ability to enhance your current clinic practice by incorporating the latest advances in technology and research ensuring aesthetic as well as biocompatible, functional and long lasting restorative care
-Deliver learning using the latest technology enabling you to access the course regardless of place or time zone while maintaining your dental practices

Additional course information

You will cover areas such as:
-Aesthetic considerations in restorative practice
-Current techniques, materials and clinical advances in anterior & posterior aesthetics
-Patient communication and advanced treatment planning for patients
-Tooth replacement
-Current clinical techniques for soft tissue management
-Understanding the role of being part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive aesthetic restorative care to patients

You will also gain practical experience of the following through the mandatory hands-on component of the course, which is completed during residentials in both years:
-Advanced anterior/posterior restorations and aesthetics
-Clinical photography
-Complex treatment planning
-Occlusion
-Bonding and cementation
-Indirect restorations

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The Masters programme in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry allows a wide range of activities involving clinical practice and theoretical training to be carried out. Read more
The Masters programme in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry allows a wide range of activities involving clinical practice and theoretical training to be carried out. This covers the full range of restorative treatments, with a special emphasis on the oral rehabilitation of teeth and implants, including training in new rehabilitation techniques such as immediate loading of implants and CAD-CAM systems, among others. Part of this training is also dedicated to functional disorders of the masticatory system.

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This programme is aimed at dental surgeons or stomatologists who have taken a master’s degree with a minimum of 120 credits in the clinical area, and wish to further their studies in restorative dentistry. Read more
This programme is aimed at dental surgeons or stomatologists who have taken a master’s degree with a minimum of 120 credits in the clinical area, and wish to further their studies in restorative dentistry. It is very much a clinical programme, where students will work on the restoration of complex cases, or full restoration. The restorative dentistry training will be complemented by training modules in an alternative speciality within those offered as options, concerning contact and action in simple or moderately complex situations.

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An innovative programme offering dental practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide high quality functional dental restorations with optimal aesthetic value. Read more
An innovative programme offering dental practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide high quality functional dental restorations with optimal aesthetic value. Focused on providing dental care where there is a clinical need to restore oral health and function, the course also covers cosmetic and facial techniques.

The face-to-face training takes place in London.

Key benefits:
• Renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research, part of the Russell Group
• Pioneers of teaching dentistry through a blended learning approach, with over 20 years’ experience
• 19 days of intensive, Face to face tuition in Years One and Two where students will learn and practice contemporary clinical techniques, with an emphasis on hands-on, practical training, delivered using world class training facilities
• Course material, (text and practical) delivered by a team of highly experienced clinical tutors and academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their respective field
• Multi-authored course text material key delivered online in a comprehensive modular format, supported by copious references and access to institutional library facilities
• Online support by the means of regular webinars and tutorials presented by core staff and subject based expert tutors
• Contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD, with over 70 verifiable hours per year), allowing learning with reduced disruption to daily practicing routines
• Opportunity to network with other Distance Learning students and Core Academic Staff.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/aesthetic-dentistry-msc.aspx

Course details

- Description

This course is suited to dentists who have an established dental practice and are seeking to gain knowledge of an evidence-based approach to aesthetic treatment. The programme director, Dr. Subir Banerji, has helped many dental graduates, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their postgraduate goals, broadening their horizons and delivery of dental care.

A team of highly experienced administrative and support staff provide dedicated support to students. Combined with the use of a comprehensive online educational delivery system, this allows students to continually interact with staff and colleagues, to further enhance their learning experience. Partial completion or early exit may result in the award of a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

- Intensive Face-to-Face Course

To supplement your online teaching you will also receive hands-on clinical training at our training centres in the UK. Designated tutors are present to offer expert guidance to students on complex dental procedures.

LonDEC, a King's College London Dental Institute postgraduate teaching centre, provides delegates with some of the finest hands-on dental teaching facilities available in the UK and Europe. The teaching sessions provide the supporting face-to-face tuition in clinical skills. Designated tutors are present to supply expert guidance to students on complex dental procedures.

- Course format and assessment

This master's programme is assessed through a combination of assignments, written examinations, clinical case presentations and a dissertation. In the first two years, most modules within the programme are assessed by a combination of 60 per cent written examination and 40 per cent written assignments.

For each module, you must complete a self-assessment exercise, a formative assignment and a final summative essay/assignment, to be entered into the end of year written examination. Exams can be taken in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student's country of residence. If you fail an examination at the first sitting, you will be permitted one further attempt.

During years one and two, clinical work is also undertaken which is assessed by submission of clinical case presentations. In the final year, you will be allocated a supervisor and undertake a dissertation or project between January and September. The dissertation provides the mark for Year 3.

Career prospects

It is expected that graduates will continue in general practice offering a higher standard of clinical care with an increased confidence and ability. They might also use the programme to enter independent practice.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index.aspx

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The Master of Dentistry (MDent) is a one year full-time, or two year part-time taught Master's programme which enhances dental practitioners' clinical skills and research base, but does not lead to specialist registration. Read more
The Master of Dentistry (MDent) is a one year full-time, or two year part-time taught Master's programme which enhances dental practitioners' clinical skills and research base, but does not lead to specialist registration. It is offered in two fields: as an endorsement in Aesthetic Dentistry or an endorsement in Rural Oral Health Care.

Programme Requirements

Aesthetic Dentistry
AEST 801 Principles of Aesthetic Dentistry (60 Points)
AEST 802 Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry (60 Points)
AEST 880 Research Dissertation (60 Points)

Rural Oral Health Care
ROHC 801 Principles of Medicine and Surgery for Rural Oral Health Care (60 Points)
ROHC 802 Advanced Principles in General Dental Practice (60 Points)
ROHC 880 Research Dissertation (60 Points)

Structure of the Programme

The programme shall consist of papers and a research dissertation to a total value of 180 points as specified for one of the following endorsements:
-Aesthetic Dentistry: AEST 801, AEST 802, AEST 880.
-Rural Oral Health Care: ROHC 801, ROHC 802, ROHC 880

All requirements for an endorsement must be passed for the degree to be awarded. Subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, papers which have been completed at the University of Otago, another university, or an approved examining body may be credited to the programme and/or used as the basis for exemption from the requirements of the clinical papers mentioned in (b) above, provided that this previous study is directly relevant to the candidate's proposed and approved programme of study, to a maximum of 60 points. There will be no exemption from the research paper.

Other admission requirements

Applicants must have achieved a minimum grade point average of B+ over the 400- and 500-level papers of the qualifying degree and will normally be expected to have had relevant clinical experience of at least three years’ duration and/or have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry before admission to the programme. Admission to each endorsement is limited to a maximum of six candidates annually.

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Develop and deliver high quality dentistry with our Restorative Dentistry programme. Read more
Develop and deliver high quality dentistry with our Restorative Dentistry programme. Led by a team of consultants and complemented by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers, this programme is structured to allow you to continue your current working commitments while studying for this postgraduate degree at an appropriate pace. Each clinical module includes hands-on consultant time to ensure you’ll have the understanding and confidence to carry out taught restorative techniques.

Key features

-Choose your own learning journey – complete 60 credits and receive a PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry. 120 credits will give you a PG Diploma and the maximum 180 credits will reward you with a full Masters in Restorative Dentistry. The cost of each module is £5000.
-Balance existing work commitments with flexible study opportunities. Each module consists of 300 total learning hours – 80 hours of direct contact and 220 hours in own practice preparing cases.
-Benefit from hands-on consultant time for each clinical module – put your knowledge into practice and gain experience and confidence.
-High quality teaching – learn from an experienced team of consultants in restorative dentistry and by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers.
-Grow in confidence and experience with the programme – learn and understand the foundations of restorative dentistry and restoring teeth and tissues in year one and develop your knowledge and skills with advanced restorative dentistry in year two.
-Boost your future career prospects and the quality of care you can offer to your patients and produce a dissertation to complete the masters - design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic relevant to restorative dentistry.

Course details

Year 1
In your first year, you’ll learn the foundations of restorative dentistry which includes diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal management, non-surgical periodontology and current concepts in endodontics. You’ll also learn about restoring teeth and tissues and study fixed prosthodontics operative techniques, with hands on components in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment. You’ll also study the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, removable prosthodontics and complete dentures.

Core modules
-RSD711 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry
-RSD712 Restoring Teeth and Tissues

Year 2
Successfully complete the modules from your first year and go on to study advanced restorative dentistry in your second year. You’ll get the chance to focus on aesthetics and conservative aesthetic techniques and treatment planning for missing teeth including live implant surgical demonstration – moving up to advanced endodontics, adjunctive periodontal surgery, guided bone regeneration and soft tissue surgery, restorative practice and more.

Core modules
-RSD721 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 1
-RSD722 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 2

Final year
Successfully complete 120 credits and choose to produce a dissertation to complete the masters in your third and final year. The aim of the dissertation is to enable you to demonstrate your ability to design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic that is of relevance to restorative dentistry - in doing so you’ll demonstrate your self-direction, originality and ability to act independently in the planning and implementation of project skills at an advanced professional level.

Core modules
-DIS732 Dental Programmes Dissertation

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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Our MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is specifically designed for qualified medical or dental practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge in the field of cosmetic medicine. Read more
Our MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is specifically designed for qualified medical or dental practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge in the field of cosmetic medicine.

This course seeks to develop future leaders in aesthetic practice by offering a high quality programme at an internationally recognised institution.

This MSc is an intensive part-time postgraduate taught programme encompassing the science of skin ageing and aesthetics, the application of evidence-based practice, the clinical assessment and management of patients presenting with aesthetic problems.
You will be encouraged to develop a translational, professional approach to learning throughout the course, which can be applied to your future learning.

In addition, supervision and training is provided by national and international leaders in the field of aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice.

The unique amalgamation of research and clinical expertise in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust allows us to develop a unique programme supported by an interdisciplinary faculty of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons, dentists and psychologists in addition to skin ageing and wound research basic scientists.

Aims

The aim of the programme is to develop professionals with the ability to apply scientific principles and the latest evidence base to the practice of skin ageing and aesthetic medicine. You will develop clinical knowledge, specialist practical skills and critical awareness of non-surgical procedures supported by leading experts in the field.

Special features

We offer specific patient-centred teaching underpinned by evidence-based theory to ensure students understand the relationship between practical and theoretical aspects of aesthetic practice.

Each student will be provided with one-to-one tutor support throughout the programme with small group sessions and bedside training with volunteer models during the clinical sessions.

The programme has been recognised as a gold standard for education in aesthetic practice by the UK Higher Education governing body: Higher Education England. It aligns directly with the outcomes of the UK Department of Health review on cosmetic practice and General Medical Council guidance in this area.

As a Russell Group university, Manchester is a centre for world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience and social responsibility. The University of Manchester Dermatological Research Sciences group sits within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and is led by Professor Chris Griffiths. The centre is recognised as global leader in basic science, translational and clinical research in skin health and disease.

The programme is run in collaboration with The Dermatology Centre at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, one of the largest clinical dermatology units in the UK.

As a University of Manchester master's-level degree programme, this course will offer content and assignments meeting rigorous criteria to support development expected of aesthetic practice leaders of the future.

Teaching and learning

The programme structure has been designed using established educational theory and practices to enhance student experience and learning.

The University of Manchester virtual learning environment (Blackboard) guides participants through module content, assessment submission and programme information.

Modules utilise blended teaching methods aligned with learning outcomes and assessment. The course contains e- learning case work, small group work, interactive forums, clinical debriefs, and practical sessions with volunteer models. Students are taught in small ratios (1:5) to maximise opportunities for clinical learning.

We hold two face-to-face 6-day residential sessions during the first 24 months of programme, one in each of the two first years. Both of these will be scheduled in the second semester and dates should be circulated in September. Attendance in at the residential sessions is compulsory for all students.

An initial Induction Day is held in Manchester at the start of the first academic year to familiarise participants with the on-line e-learning software and library resources. Attendance at the Induction Day is also compulsory for all students.

Coursework and assessment

You will be required to pass group and written assignments for each module. Those with a highly practical element will also include assessments of procedural skills.

Career opportunities

With the gap in training highlighted by the UK government review of cosmetic practice, it is likely all aesthetic practitioners in the UK will need to provide evidence of their credentials.

This programme does not provide a professional competence framework, but goes beyond this to offer integrated knowledge and the application of critical skills enveloped within high quality professional behaviours.

Those who complete this programme will be forerunners in acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge base which can be applied to their future or current clinical practice.

Students from the UK and abroad will benefit substantially from the opportunity to complete a programme from one of the world-leading institutions in skin health and research.

The master's element of the course will be assessed through a written dissertation (12,000 words).

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A profitable clinical and business approach to tooth preserving caries management in dental practice. The programme is designed for dentists and/or DCPs to develop and enhance Minimum Intervention preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient and clinical practice management skills. Read more
A profitable clinical and business approach to tooth preserving caries management in dental practice.

The programme is designed for dentists and/or DCPs to develop and enhance Minimum Intervention preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient and clinical practice management skills. Giving you the tools to maximise the clinical and financial potential of your dental practice

Key benefits

• Dentistry at Kings is a renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research.
• Pioneers of teaching dentistry through a blended learning approach with over 20 years experience.
• Face-to-face training in years one & two, to learn and master latest techniques.
• Delivered by a team of highly specialised academic and non academic clinicians, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
• Face to face training in year two to learn and master latest techniques.
• Contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD).
• Opportunity to network with other Distance Learning students in the UK and abroad, who are enrolled in the various specialties offered.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/advanced-minimum-intervention-dentistry-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description

Offered in response to the dental profession’s push towards a minimum intervention, preventive approach to caring for patients' oral health in both general and private practice, both in the UK and abroad, this unique and comprehensive flexible learning programme is designed for oral health care providers (dentist and/or DCP).

The curriculum includes the scientific basis of Cariology and disease pathology; detection, diagnosis, risk assessment and care planning for patients with complex dental health problems; prevention and control management strategies (including remineralisation) for patient groups and individuals; developing targeted marketing strategies to promote your practice and the MI care philosophy to patients using the latest social media frameworks; practice and business management skills; minimally invasive tooth preserving aesthetic clinical treatment of patients with caries and other restorative or aesthetic problems, and learning research methodology to enable completion of a useful practice-based research project.

- Intensive Face-to-Face Course

The course will feature two intensive face-to-face internships in year one (five days) and year two (seven days) of the programme, in London, when the participants will receive hands-on clinical training under expert supervision. The King's College London Dental Institute facilities at Guy’s Hospital and LonDEC provide delegates with some of the finest state-of-the-art dental teaching facilities available in the UK and Europe.

- Course purpose

The programme provides the latest evidence-based knowledge in Minimum Intervention care and minimally invasive tooth tissue preserving operative dentistry. It enables participants to integrate this patient care and oral health philosophy with suitable marketing and practice management strategies, into their general or private practice. It will develop team-care practice skills using DCPs where appropriate alongside other aspects of restorative dentistry and encourages practice-based research, with a hope to setting up UK or international clinical research networks.

- Course format and assessment

This flexible learning master's programme will be assessed through a combination of assignments, some written examinations, clinical case presentations and a dissertation. In the first two years, some modules are assessed by a combination of 60 per cent written examination and 40 per cent written assignments. For each module, you must complete a self-assessment exercise, a formative assignment and a final summative essay/assignment, to be entered into the end of year written examinations.

During the course, clinical work is also undertaken which is assessed by submission of clinical case presentations, both written or online. In the final year, you will be allocated a supervisor, undertake a research project and write a dissertation. If you fail an assessment element at the first sitting, you will be permitted one further attempt. Exams can be taken in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student's country of residence.

Overseas examinations incur an additional fee payable to the Examinations Office. Further details of overseas exam arrangements and applicable fees can be viewed here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/examinations/exams/pep/pep.aspx

Career prospects

It is expected that graduates from this programme will develop a profitable network of “MI” centred dental clinics offering team expertise and higher skill levels to manage their patients, using the patient-centred, team-care approach. It is hoped this qualification may be used as further specialisation in general dental practice, enhancing profitability and encouraging future practice-based research opportunities.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

Link to student blog http://kclamid.blogspot.co.uk/

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This programme evolved from the successful Aesthetic Plastic Surgery MSc programme to provide education in the principles of safe practice to those practicing or intending to practice in non-surgical aesthetic techniques, such as dentists, dermatologists and general practitioners. Read more
This programme evolved from the successful Aesthetic Plastic Surgery MSc programme to provide education in the principles of safe practice to those practicing or intending to practice in non-surgical aesthetic techniques, such as dentists, dermatologists and general practitioners. The programme starts in October and runs over a period of eight months. Applications are considered throughout the year. A recognised university degree in medicine or dentistry is the prerequisite for entry to the programme.

This programme will:

- Cover the entire area of non-invasive aesthetic surgery with an emphasis on the fundamental principles
- Provide detailed instruction on how to perform a range of surgical techniques
- Allow you to continue with full time work due to the flexible and online learning format
- Introduce you to regular discussion forums where you will discuss cases and topics at your convenience
- Provide you with audio-visual material to demonstrate cases and good practice
- Invite you to attend two optional hands on training workshops organised at Queen Mary covering principles of toxins, dermal fillers, skin care and peels. The training workshops are accredited by leading industry insurer and for continuous professional development.

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This exciting and innovative, part-time aesthetic medicine programme, presents the best available clinical evidence in non-surgical cosmetic interventions (NSCI), and combines it with clinical skills developed through experience and practice. Read more
This exciting and innovative, part-time aesthetic medicine programme, presents the best available clinical evidence in non-surgical cosmetic interventions (NSCI), and combines it with clinical skills developed through experience and practice. This approach offers existing and aspiring aesthetic medicine practitioners an evidence-based programme of study in a growth specialism, that fully meets the qualification requirements recommended by Health Education England (Nov 2015).

One unique aspect of the UCLan aesthetic medicine programme is that not only do students learn about the latest research, products and technologies from leading clinicians, scientists and academics, but they also treat patients in a clinical facility, under the expert guidance and supervision of our clinical tutors. This unique evidence-based aesthetic medicine programme will prepare you to work safely and independently in an increasingly competitive sector, and one that will be more tightly regulated in the future.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The three-year, part-time programme is delivered via blending learning, with a combination of face-to-face tutor led sessions, clinical hands-on sessions and self-directed learning, using the UCLan virtual learning platform (Blackboard).

You will be expected to attend up to 20 study/assessment days per academic year. Face-to-face and clinical sessions will be split between the excellent teaching facilities at the UCLan Preston Campus, and a CQC registered cosmetic aesthetic clinic (Discover Laser) in Burnley, Lancashire.

An emphasis on small-group teaching and training, gives you maximum contact with tutors and clinicians, with the benefit of academic support and clinical supervision at all stages of the programme.

The clinical hands-on sessions undertaken in the first and second year of study, prepare you to become a highly effective aesthetic medicine practitioner, and will develop the critical thinking skills required to undertake the third year dissertation.

COURSE TOPICS

-Anatomy
-Ageing processes
-Patient assessment
-Treatment planning
-Communication technologies
-Consent and medico legal issues
-Cross infection control
-Medical Emergencies
-Record Keeping
-Clinical Photography
-Instrumentation
-Toxins and fillers
-Advanced techniques
-Clinical training in NSFA (Supervised)
-Psychology
-Pathology and Pharmacology
-Managements of the medically compromised patient
-Ethics
-New developments including peels; lasers; mesotherapy; complete facial aesthetics; recognising the role of surgical facial aesthetics

FURTHER INFORMATION

Our UCLan healthcare professionals spend a significant part of their studies in the clinical setting, assessing patients in order to plan and deliver a range of safe and appropriate aesthetic medicine treatments. In a typical clinical session, students will inject botulinum toxins and dermal fillers, use laser and light based therapies, ‘recondition’ skin by chemical or physical rejuvenation. Advanced clinical sessions include interventions such as: thread lifts, carboxytherapy, platelet rich plasma, and skin resurfacing using laser and energy-based devices.

One element of the hands-on training that our UCLan students find critically important for their professional and personal development is the feedback and support provided by our clinical tutors. This evidence-based approach to aesthetic medicine builds the knowledge, confidence and competence we expect of our students.

Being an academic MSc programme, clinical knowledge and skills are developed and assessed throughout each year of study by a variety of formal examinations including; clinical OSCEs, case studies, oral presentations, reflective learning journals and portfolios.

An increasing number of healthcare professionals (HCPs) are now delivering aesthetic medicine interventions that treat a range of presenting conditions such as; photo damaged skin, vascular and pigmented lesions, lines and deep wrinkles, lax skin and facial volume loss.

Work in the early part of the course will comprise plenary lectures and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility working on simulated similar systems. As you move through the course you will progress to working on live patients under close supervision within UCLan Dental Clinic. Here skills will be developed and assessed through Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS). The academic underpinning that supports this discipline will be developed though plenary lectures, directed reading and case-based discussions, which you and others in the group will be expected to prepare and lead. Group sizes are generally small (typically 12 per cohort) leading to an informal and supportive learning environment where you can ensure that your own learning needs are being met.

We must of course have assessments and examinations - these are designed to develop and test your core knowledge and skills at regular intervals throughout the programme. Assessments focus on your higher levels skills of diagnosis and planning, rather than simply remembering facts. Typical assessments would include analysis of given clinical cases OSCEs, portfolios and essays.

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