This course is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. This specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using a combination of fixed, removable and implant-supported prosthesis. Students will also gain some training on laboratory procedures as well as the clinical diagnosis and management of the temporomandibular disorders.
This course aims to:
-Ensure you are competent in the design and interpretation of original clinical research at the forefront of current dental research (including data collection and statistical analysis using appropriate computer software)
-Provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues involved in the scientific basis of fixed and removable prosthodontics
-Provide you with knowledge of contemporary practise of fixed and removable prosthodontics, (including an appreciation of an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive patient care), to allow communication with both specialist non-specialist audiences
-Enable you to plan, implement and complete a research project showing initiative and personal responsibility
-Develop your knowledge, skills and attitude to enable critical evaluation and problem solving for prosthodontic problems to allow you to practise independently at the appropriate level
Additional course information
There are four distinct separate units/components of the course, which are:
-Research Methods (15 credits)
-Biostatistics (15 credits)
-Specialist Clinical Component (90 credits)
-Dissertation (60 credits)
Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.
Coursework and assessment
-Research Methods: Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments
-Biostatistics: 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
-Dissertation (10,000-15,000 words)
Following a training programme approved by the Royal College of Surgeons , students can take programmes/courses that can be mapped to US specialty courses.