Our three-year MSc (Clin) Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics course is designed for dental practitioners who want to further their knowledge of this specialty.
You will develop skills in providing a range of procedures, including complex removable prostheses, implant-supported prostheses, integrated fixed and removable prostheses, and restoration of tooth wear using direct and indirect materials.
You will also gain an insight into clinical and technical skills, contemporary prosthodontic techniques, scientific understanding of fixed and removable prosthodontics, diagnosis and treatment planning and reflective prosthodontic practice.
You will have the option to undertake more extensive treatment plans with further experience in the broader area of restorative dentistry.
Completion of this course will make you eligible to sit the MPros Royal College examination.
In addition, you will develop research planning and implementation skills through the dissertation unit.
This course aims to:
Our teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.
You will learn through clinical sessions, e-learning, lectures, clinical skills training, technical/laboratory skills training, seminars, and specialist courses in implants and endodontics.
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Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.
Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.
Specialist clinical component
You will be assessed via a variety of formative and summative methods. These include patient logs, submission of clinical and technical skills work, written assignments and structured essay papers, Multiple Short Answer (MSA), Single Best Answer (SBA) and Extended Matching Question (EMQ) papers, Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER), mini-case write-ups and structured oral examinations.
You will also produce a dissertation that is 10,000-15,000 words in length.
Specialist clinical component (90 credits)
The specialist clinical component comprises six units:
Course content for Year 1
Course content for Year 2
Course content for Year 3
The best thing about this course is the amount of hands-on clinical work I have been able to do over all three years. My skills have improved remarkably and I have become much more confident as a dentist and specialist.
You will have access to dedicated postgraduate suites at the University, as well as extensive library and online services to help you get the most out of your studies.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .
We will invite you to participate in a number of conferences and courses. Some selected seminars will also provide you with CPD hours.
Most graduates return to their practices or university/hospital. A smaller number go on to undertake higher research degrees (eg MPhil or PhD).
This part-time, online modular programme provides masters-level education for primary care clinicians, with a particular emphasis on restorative dentistry.
The structure of the degree is designed to meet the needs of dental practitioners from all over the world.
The programme develops your ability to take an evidence-based approach to clinical practice and to assess and provide quality primary dental care.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
Each course will run over a period of six or twelve weeks (depending on the credits) with participation in online discussions and completion of timed tasks being a compulsory part of the process.
The programme is supported by a virtual learning environment (VLE) and all the educational material is available online. Coursework for assessment is uploaded to the site and there is an active student discussion board available alongside tutor-led discussions. All of the modules provide continuous assessment.
Maintenance of a portfolio of evidence is an essential component of assessment. Students are strongly encouraged to include a reflective element and to maintain a personal journal.
There is a significant commitment of time required to complete this programme and applicants should be aware that they will be required to take part in weekly tutorials and discussions. It is estimated that between 15-20 hours of clinical time and personal study will be required each week.
You may choose to study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
Year 1 (certificate) and Year 2 (diploma) courses include:
In Year 3 (masters), you will complete a research dissertation and carry out clinical case reports.
An annual summer school will be run in the Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute to reinforce the clinical-skills coaching element of the teaching.
This masters degree does not allow entry to any specialist lists, but it will aid promotion in a primary dental care career pathway, particularly within a salaried service.
General Dental Practitioners who wish to be involved with teaching or research will also find this an important qualification.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FGDP UK) have accredited the degree towards their Fellowship career pathway.
The MPH (HTA) is a strand of the Master in Public Health (MPH) programme for those students who wish to specialise in public health with health technology assessment.
This multidisciplinary MPH provides firm grounding in the range of skills and disciplines essential to public health and health technology assessment. This programme will allow you to combine the benefits of completing an MPH degree with the specialism of health technology assessment and evidence-based healthcare. Health technology assessment is a rapidly expanding area, and employment prospects are good.
The MPH (HTA) is an exit qualification from the MPH programme. Candidates access this strand by applying for the Master in Public Health programme. If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation.
We also offer the following Public Health programmes:
This multidisciplinary MPH provides firm grounding in the range of skills and disciplines essential to public health and health technology assessment.
This programme is for anyone who wishes to develop their career by acquiring skills in using health information and making evidence-based policy within the healthcare field. It is particularly suitable for professionals who wish to develop their skills in evidence-based healthcare and health technology assessment. This includes those working in public health, health services research (including medical statisticians, health economists and epidemiologists), or information departments in the health service, university, government or health care industry settings in the UK or abroad.
The programme will allow you to combine the benefits of completing an MPH degree with the specialism of health technology assessment and evidence-based healthcare.
As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.
Teaching takes place in one-week blocks, and you will participate in a range of teaching styles such as lectures, small group tutorials, presentations, peer group learning, self-study etc.
You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.
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We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website.