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Our Endodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research. You will study a range of subjects including the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively. Read more

Our Endodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research. You will study a range of subjects including the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively. We will develop your understanding and analysis of the research bases for clinical care and provide you with opportunities to interact with other graduate students specialising in prosthodontics and periodontology.

Key benefits

  • Recognised for UK specialist training.
  • Integrated assessment for MRD RCS Edinburgh.
  • Strong links with other restorative specialties.

Description

There are three strands to the course: the scientific basis of endodontology; diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced endodontic problems, clinical treatment of patients with endodontic and other restorative problems, learning research methodology to enable completion of a research project. Subjects include the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively.

The course offers a dynamic interaction with other graduate students specialising in prosthodontics and periodontology and the development of skills in understanding and analysing the research base for clinical care.

You will achieve clinical proficiency in endodontics to a recognised UK specialist level, be able to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and develop research skills.

There is the opportunity to sit a final conjoint membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Course purpose

The course is designed for qualified dentists wanting to extend their knowledge and clinical practice in endodontology. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training. We provide extensive contemporary knowledge in endodontology, enabling students to attain clinical proficiency in endodontics to recognised specialist level, to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and to learn research methodology.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours across the degree.

The course content is apportioned approximately as:

  1. 60% clinical
  2. 25% academic
  3. 15% research

This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.

Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment.

Assessment

Taught modules covering scientific and clinical basis of endodontology, examined by written exam; clinical modules, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by case studies on treated and untreated patients, practical or oral exam; a research project.

  • Science of Endodontology (30 credits) - unseen written paper
  • Clinical Endodontology (30 credits) - unseen written paper
  • Endodontology & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits) - unseen written paper
  • Complex applied clinical cases (30 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Complex applied clinical cases with restorative dentistry (60 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Applied clinical cases (30 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Applied clinical cases with persisting disease (60 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Endodontology clinical (30 credits) - clinical examination, oral examination
  • Endodontology research (60 credits) - research project, oral examination

Extra information

Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before the term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.

Career prospects

By the end of our programme, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in endodontics at master's level, and proficient and skilful in related areas of restorative dentistry.



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Learn the latest endodontic techniques and skills, demonstrating both classic and contemporary ideas that you will find immediately useful in your dental clinics. Read more
Learn the latest endodontic techniques and skills, demonstrating both classic and contemporary ideas that you will find immediately useful in your dental clinics.

Endodontology, as a science, is the study of the prevention of apical periodontitis and, as a technique, explores the treatment of apical periodontitis. A thorough understanding of the subject of endodontology is at the heart of predictable, high-quality, restorative dentistry. This course is delivered in partnership with simplyendo.

The full course is delivered at simplyendo sites in Formby and Altrincham with additional study at Riverside Campus, Chester. The Postgraduate Certificate is available at Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

We aim to provide you with in-depth training in the latest endodontic techniques and skills, which you will find immediately useful in your dental clinics.

Our lecturers are experienced endodontic teachers and clinicians who carry out endodontic treatments on a regular basis. They are incredibly enthusiastic about Endodontology, and this will come across in all our teaching sessions.

The course is balanced between didactic interactive seminars and ‘hands-on’ training using the latest simulated root canal technology, with emphasis being given to practical sessions.

Your confidence in cleaning, shaping and filling root canals will increase – and your practice will become more profitable and enjoyable.

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This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the institute's Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country. Read more
This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the institute's Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Degree information

The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, to enable long-term achievement of mastery.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. The third year of study is non-credit bearing and will include clinical training, didactic teaching and completion of clinical audit. There are no optional modules, all core modules are compulsory.

Year One: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (30 credits). Year Two: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules
-Clinical Science & Research Methods
-Development of Endodontic Skills
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 1
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 2
-Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
-Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
-Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 1
-Endodontic Relationships with Other Dental Disciplines
-MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1
-Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1
-Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 2
-MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a structured lecture and seminar series, laboratory skills simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, and a research project.

Careers

The programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable spring-board for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.

Employability
The graduates from this programme are well prepared for the Royal Colleges’ professional examinations including the MRD (Endodontics) or MEndo which is one of the requirements of some overseas funding bodies and promotion boards.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.

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This programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics. Read more
This programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics. It is studied either full-time over two years or part-time over four years and has a strong clinical bias.

Degree information

The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, to enable long-term achievement of mastery.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

Year one consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (30 credits). Year two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Year three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is non credit-bearing modules. There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Clinical Science & Research Methods
-Development of Endodontic Skills
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 1
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 2
-Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
-Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
-Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 1
-Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 2
-Endodontic Relationships with other Dental Disciplines
-Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1 and 2

Dissertation/report
Each student undertakes an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a structured lecture and seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, and a research project.

Careers

This programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable springboard for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-MRD (Master of Restorative Dentistry) Specialist Training in Endodontology, University College London (UCL).

Employability
The programme’s strong emphasis on integrated development of multiple domains produces well-rounded clinicians with the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.

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The MClinDent course is a full-time three year specialist training programme with two pathways. Endodontology or Prosthodontics. Read more
The MClinDent course is a full-time three year specialist training programme with two pathways: Endodontology or Prosthodontics. It has been designed to enhance student life-long learning skills, aid in developing evidence-based practice, develop advanced clinical skills to enable you to become a mono-specialist in Prosthodontics or Endodontology, and facilitate further career development.

You will study 10 taught modules as well as a dissertation module based on your own research project.

By fully engaging in this course, you should be able to:

• Demonstrate an unbiased, systematic and critical appraisal of contemporary knowledge, and an awareness of current problems and/or new insights, many of which are informed by the latest advances in Restorative Dentistry.

• Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas in Restorative Dentistry often in the absence of complete data, be able to communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to other specialist colleagues and non-specialist audiences, and engage in critical dialogue about clinical management in Restorative Dentistry.

• Read, understand and critically appraise relevant scientific and clinical literature.

• Formulate a hypothesis, plan and implement an appropriate project to test the hypothesis report the findings of the project in the appropriate format.

• Evaluate psychological aspects relevant to restorative dentistry.

• Execute simple and complex treatment procedures.

• Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and treatment of compromised patients, such as cleft lip and palate and tooth anomalies, such as hypodontia.

• Understand the relevance of underlying social, dental and medical factors that may influence the uptake compliance and outcome of treatment.

• Be familiar with all aspects of clinical governance (clinical, corporate, research) and conduct of professional care.

Structure

There are two pathways to this course: Endodontology or Prosthodontics. Students will choose one pathway.

Years one and two consist of four 30-credit modules per year with the final year consisting of two 30-credit modules and a dissertation module of 60 credits.

For Endodontology modules please visit the website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/master-of-clinical-dentistry-endodontology

For Prosthodontics modules please visit the website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/master-of-clinical-dentistry-prosthodontics

Teaching

A diverse range of teaching and learning styles are used throughout the MClinDent. You will attend lectures, and participate in seminars, tutorials, and a clinical attachment. All taught modules are compulsory, and you will also undertake a laboratory-based or clinical research project and independent study to enable you to complete your dissertation. You will be given a list of laboratory, clinical and/or library-based project titles which will form the basis of the final dissertation. Project topics are generally related to the scientific/clinical areas of interest of members of staff, and you will have individual supervision.

Support

All modules make extensive use of Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learning Central, on which you will find course materials and links to related materials. You will be supervised when undertaking your dissertation, and will have the opportunity for regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance, and give written feedback on a draft.

Opportunities to reflect on your abilities and performance are made available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module and through scheduled meetings with personal tutors.

Feedback:

You will receive written feedback on all assessments, in addition to oral feedback on assessed oral presentations.

Assessment

There are ten taught modules within the course which are assessed through the following in-course assessments over three years together with the dissertation module:

Extended essays
Clinical Assessments
Oral presentations
Short Answer Questions
Statistical assignments
Library and information skills assignments
Dissertation (not more than 20,000 words)

Career prospects

On successful completion of the course, you should have the opportunity to pursue a career as a specialist in either Prosthodontics or Endodontics.

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Our Endodontics MSc is designed to give you the skills to successfully and confidently manage more complex and demanding endodontic cases. Read more

Our Endodontics MSc is designed to give you the skills to successfully and confidently manage more complex and demanding endodontic cases. We will provide the latest evidence-based knowledge in endodontology enabling you to successfully integrate endodontic therapy with other aspects of restorative dentistry, and learn research methodology

This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study anywhere in the world with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world-class teaching.

Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in dentistry.
  • Pioneers of distance learning in dentistry with over 20 years’ experience.
  • Intensive face-to-face residential blocks to learn and practice contemporary clinical techniques at world-class training facilities.
  • Course material delivered by a team of highly experienced clinical tutors and academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
  • Multi-authored online course text material supported by extensive references and access to institutional library facilities.
  • Combines online learning, clinical practice and face-to-face teaching for minimal disruption to family and work commitments.

Description

This is a three-year programme leading to an MSc in Endodontics. You will study the scientific basis of endodontology, diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex endodontic problems, and clinical treatment of patients with endodontic and other restorative problems. You will also study and develop research methodology skills to enable you to undertake a research project and further your expertise. We will train you with the latest evidence-based knowledge in endodontology and enable you to successfully integrate endodontic therapy with the other aspects of restorative dentistry.

Our programme director, Dr Federico Foschi, has helped many dental graduates, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their postgraduate goals, broaden their horizons and confidently manage more complex and demanding endodontic cases.

View course taster.

Please note - The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment plans and/or any advice in relation to care of individual patients will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the programme. Patient treatment and care is the sole responsibility of the treating clinician. Advice regarding the suitability of a clinical case for submission for the clinical module can be given at the tutor’s discretion.

Intensive face-to-face training blocks

Delivered primarily online, the course also provides 14 days of intensive teaching and practical training in London. Our expert tutors will give you guidance on complex dental procedures at our specialist postgraduate teaching centre, LonDEC, situated at our Waterloo Campus, which offers state-of-the-art dental training facilities. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year.

Teaching

You will be taught mostly online through King's E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. This gives you the freedom to study without interrupting your work and personal life, and to put your skills directly into practice. Our students participate in online tutorials and discussion groups, interacting with expert tutors and their fellow students. Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training take place in blocks in the first two years. Students are required to undertake and build a reflective log of clinical work in their own general practice. 

Course format and assessment

60% per cent of each module will be assessed through exams and 40% through assignments, with the exception of the Operative Procedures module and the Endodontic retreatment/Surgery & restoration of endodontically treated teeth module, which will be assessed through clinical portfolios, and your final project, which will be a 10,000-word written report.

You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.



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This new course provides extensive teaching of contemporary endodontics for general dental practitioners and hospital dental staff. Read more
This new course provides extensive teaching of contemporary endodontics for general dental practitioners and hospital dental staff.

This Clinical Endodontics course is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding in the field of endodontology, improve clinical skills in all aspects of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical treatment, and hopefully lead to increased job satisfaction.

Work-based learning is an exciting element of this course. These clinical components are undertaken with the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Morriston Hospital, and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. To encourage an exchange of ideas and experience, students will engage with other dental practitioners such as general dental practitioners, specialist practitioners, hospital staff and consultants. It is also envisaged that this course can be used as a major part of your continuing professional development (CPD). Please refer to the General Dental Council (GDC) for CPD regulations.

Delivered online, this award has been developed through collaboration between the University of South Wales and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, and is the only course of its type in Wales.

Year one
Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Endodontic Access, Canal Shaping, Cleaning and Obturation
Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth

Year two
Clinical Case Studies Portfolio
Research Methods: Clinical Endodontics

There will be an emphasis on lecture and seminar-driven teaching before progressing to the hands-on, clinical components. Assessment will be written assessments, case reports and viva voce examinations, as well as clinical skills testing.

The course is designed around your needs, so you can choose a rate of study that best fits your development needs or career ambitions. For example, may choose to exit the award after the first year with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) and return to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) at a later date. The maximum timeframe for completion of the Diploma is five years.

Graduates of this course will, with continued practitioner experience, become skilled in endodontic techniques and have opportunities to tailor their practice in becoming a Dentist with Special Interest (DwSI). It is likely that a PgD qualification such as this will enhance your prospect of joining DwSI lists when created by local health boards.

It is anticipated that this programme could also be used as accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) towards other postgraduate Masters programmes in endodontology or dentistry. You can also progress to a Masters qualification at University of South Wales.

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The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Endodontics provides extensive teaching of contemporary endodontics for general dental practitioners and hospital dental staff. Read more
The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Endodontics provides extensive teaching of contemporary endodontics for general dental practitioners and hospital dental staff.

Developed through collaboration between the University of South Wales and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board this is the only course of its type in Wales.

The course is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding in the field of endodontology, improve clinical skills in all aspects of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical treatment, and hopefully lead to increased job satisfaction.

You will undertake clinical work placements at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Morriston Hospital and Port Talbot Resource Centre. Lectures will take place on Glyntaff campus.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/848-msc-postgraduate-diploma-in-clinical-endodontics

What you will study

Modules:
Year one
The first year involves attending 14 full days (mostly Fridays)
- Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Endodontic Access, Canal Shaping, Cleaning and Obturation
- Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth
- Clinical Sessions With Live Patients

Year two
You will spend 3 days at the University of South Wales Glyntaff campus studying the Research Methods module.
- Research Methods: Clinical Endodontics
- A Practice-Based Clinical Case Studies Portfolio

Learning and teaching methods

There will be an emphasis on lecture and seminar-driven teaching before progressing to the hands-on, clinical components. Lectures and “Phantom-head” type teaching will occur over 6 days toward the beginning of year one, and live clinical practice occurs over 6 further days in the second half of the year. In year two you will undertake further self-study and develop your practice case reports.

Course materials (including access to electronic journals) are made available after lectures via the Universities online portal “Blackboard”.

The course is designed around your needs, so you can choose a rate of study that best fits your development needs or career ambitions. For example, you may choose to exit the course after the first year with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) and return to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) at a later date. The maximum time frame for completion of the Diploma is five years.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Graduates of this course will, with continued practitioner experience, become skilled in endodontic techniques and have opportunities to tailor their practice in becoming a Dentist with Special Interest (DwSI). It is likely that a PgD qualification such as this will enhance your prospect of joining DwSI lists as and when created by local health boards.

It is anticipated that this course could also be used as accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) towards other postgraduate Masters programmes in endodontology or dentistry. You can also progress to a generic Masters qualification at University of South Wales.

Assessment methods

Assessments take the form of written assessments and case reports. Clinical assessment involves both live patient and phantom head testing. A Viva Voce examination is required at the end of the second year.

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The School of Dentistry was founded in 1916. We remain at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice. We perform consistently well in university league tables and are a top UK dental school. Read more
The School of Dentistry was founded in 1916. We remain at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice. We perform consistently well in university league tables and are a top UK dental school. We are a friendly school with a reputation providing a supportive and nurturing environment. This allows students to fulfil their aspirations and achieve clinical and academic excellence. The school provides a dedicated area for postgraduate private study known as 'The Hub'.

How you will be taught

You will attend lectures and seminars and will be encouraged to participate in discussion of the chosen topic. Provision will be made for personal study time and students are expected to use this to increase their knowledge and understanding of endodontology and prepare for assessments.

Practical skills will be taught first using a combination of natural and plastic teeth in a laboratory. Clinical skills will be further developed by treating patients under supervision.

You will be expected to write up and present your completed cases on a regular basis

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module. You will carry out a research project related to endodontology and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of modular assessments, logbook of clinical activity, case presentations and dissertation will be scrutinized by the examiners. All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examinations.

What you will study

The programme has nine modules. These must be completed and passed and includes a research project. The modular topics have been chosen to run in parallel with the Prosthodontic course and will also provide a good foundation in restorative dentistry. The modules and the associated SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits are as follows:

1. Preparing for specialist practice (20 credits)
2. Operative and Adhesive Dentistry (25 credits)
3. Applied dental materials (15 credits)
4. Dissertation (60 credits)
5. Foundation of endodontics (25 credits)
6. Endodontic treatment (25 credits)
7. Nonsurgical endodontic treatment (25 credits)
8. Periradicular surgery (15 credits)
9. Advanced Endodontic practice (30 credits)

Employability

On completion of this course students may consider an academic career or specialised clinical practice

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