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This is a full-time two year, or part-time three-year Master's programme comprising theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research. Read more
This is a full-time two year, or part-time three-year Master's programme comprising theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.

Degree information

The programme offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth, partial or completely edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.

Year One consists of core modules (165 credits). Year Two consists of core modules (105 credits), and a dissertation (90 credits). Year Three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is not credit-bearing. There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Module (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care I
-Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book I and Case Reports I
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Advanced Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
-Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2
-Clinical Science and Research Methods

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

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.

Careers

The majority of graduates continue their progression to specialist training in prosthodontics to gain entry to the prosthodontic specialist list.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.

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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 offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth or partially edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.

In year one, students complete core modules to the value of (165 credits). In year two, students complete core modules to the value of (105 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). In year three students complete clinical study (not credit bearing).

Core modules
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Module (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1
-Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book 1 and Case Reports 1
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Advanced Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
-Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2
-Clinical Science and Research Methods

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

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self-directed learning and problem based learning.

Careers

This programme offers dental professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics in order to prepare them for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career in the field.

Employability
The majority of graduates completing the programme progress onto specialist lists in prosthodontics in the UK. Overseas graduates can apply to sit examinations to join relevant specialist lists in prosthodontics.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme is intensive with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory.

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The MClinDent degree is recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as being two of the three years of specialist training you require if you wish to sit the Membership in Prosthodontics (the UK specialist qualification in the discipline). Read more

The MClinDent degree is recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as being two of the three years of specialist training you require if you wish to sit the Membership in Prosthodontics (the UK specialist qualification in the discipline).

The Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry also approves this programme as part of the training programme in Prosthodontics, if you have a training number awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland.

The programme addresses five components:

  • the scientific basis of prosthodontic care
  • the relationship of other dental disciplines to prosthodontic care
  • diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced prosthodontics problems
  • the clinical treatment of patients with advanced prosthodontic problems
  • clinical treatment involving combined prosthodontic and other dental therapy

Programme structure

The programme has three major teaching strands. These include seminars and practical classes, supervised clinical and laboratory practice where treatment planning, clinical procedures and technical work are performed for selected cases, and finally a research investigation, which will lead to your dissertation.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you specialise in prosthodontics.



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A full-time, one-year (or for specialist registrars (StRs), a part-time, two-year) Master's programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry. Read more
A full-time, one-year (or for specialist registrars (StRs), a part-time, two-year) Master's programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry.

Degree information

The programme provides theoretical and practical experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation module (60 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Clinical Science and Research Methods
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Clinical and Laboratory Treatment (Conservative Dentistry)

Dissertation/report
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, journal clubs, and one-to-one teaching in the clinical and laboratory situation. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral and patient examination, supervised clinical work, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation.

Careers

The programme is recommended for dental professionals wanting to upgrade and extend their knowledge and level of clinical practice of conservative dentistry in order to prepare for a career in private or mixed practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice, or an academic career in the field.
-Ministry of Defence: Dental Officer
-NHS: Specialist Registrar (Restorative Dentistry)
-Private practice
-NHS: Specialist Doctor
-University appointments: Clinical Teaching Fellow
-Further academic career as PhD student

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Trust Specialty Doctor in Restorative Dentistry, NHS Croydon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
-Registrar Dentist, Eastman Dental Hospital (NHS)
-Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
-Dentist, Smile Point Dentistry
-Dental Surgeon, Government of Montserrat

Employability
The programme enjoys an excellent reputation for producing graduates possessing sound clinical skills based on a solid theoretical knowledge background.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MS Conservative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute is an intensive programme which maintains a good balance between theoretical knowledge and practical application, in addition to a research component.

Students gain theoretical and practical clinical and laboratory experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations. This is accomplished through exposure to advanced diagnosis and treatment planning procedures, clinical practice, as well as undertaking the laboratory work for their patients as keys to successful clinical treatment.

The programme has been running for many years and enjoys great world-wide reputation.

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This programme is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants. Read more
This programme is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants. The programme has been designed to allow you to gain experience of the use of dental implants in prosthodontic treatment within a supervised environment. Knowledge is developed using distance learning modules and study days. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a research project or literature review and prepare a dissertation.

We aim to produce caring, knowledgeable and skilful practitioners, who are competent in the provision of the surgical and restorative dental aspects of dental implant treatment, within the limits of the individual clinician.

Programme structure

This modular programme is divided in to three sections - certificate, diploma and MSc levels. All students are admitted to the MSc in the first instance and can choose to exit the programme at certificate or diploma level.

Year One
Five theoretical and practical modules are delivered over a minimum of six study days during the year, as well as through distance-learning material and self-directed study. You will also attend clinical practice placements at the Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Dental Implant Clinic in Bath. During the clinical practice placements you will diagnose, plan treatment and carry out implant placement under supervision in pre-selected patients who are provided for you. After completing year one, candidates can exit the programme at certificate level or carry on to year two.

Year Two
A further five modules are delivered over a minimum of six study days, through distance-learning material, self-directed work and work-based study. In addition, you will again attend clinical practice placements. After successfully completing years one and two, candidates may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology.

Year Three
After a further year, an MSc will be awarded on the successful completion of a dissertation.

Careers

This programme is aimed at experienced dental practitioners who wish to develop their skills in providing dental implants for their patients in practice.

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This part-time three-year Postgraduate Diploma programme is designed for dentists with little or no experience in implant dentistry, to enable them to comprehensively diagnose, treatment plan and treat, within the scope of their ability, patients in need of implant-based surgical and prosthodontic treatment. Read more
This part-time three-year Postgraduate Diploma programme is designed for dentists with little or no experience in implant dentistry, to enable them to comprehensively diagnose, treatment plan and treat, within the scope of their ability, patients in need of implant-based surgical and prosthodontic treatment.

Degree information

In the first year, students develop a sound evidence-based knowledge of implant dentistry with emphasis on patient selection, diagnosis, planning and basic surgery. They develop further skills in the second and third years with an emphasis on the restorative aspects of implant dentistry, patient care, advanced surgical procedures, management of complications and practice management.

Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Implant Science 1
-Implant Planning
-Implant Science 2
-Implant Practical
-Implant Clinical 1
-Implant Clinical 2

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a series of interactive lectures, seminars, hands-on training, live surgery and supervised clinical treatment.

Careers

The aim of the programme is to enable dentists to bring implant dentistry into their everyday practice. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with the skills necessary for dental implant case selection and planning, surgery and restoration of straighforward implant cases. This is the foundation of implant treatment in general dental practice. The programme is designed for students to embark on implant treatment in their own practices during the course of the programme.

Employability
Gaining the UCL Diploma in Implant Dentistry will provide increased opportunities for working in private dental practice.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Students benefit from first-class facilities for both education and research which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques ensuring experience of managing complex clinical problems.

Find out more about the programme on the the institute's Implant Dentistry PG Dip page.

The tutors are all registered specialists with particular emphasis in prosthodontics which helps with planning simple and complex restorative cases and the learning extends beyond basic implant dentistry.

All students treat patients on-site with one-on-one supervison and mentoring of implants cases with registered specialist from planning, surgery and restoration of the cases. This provides significant suppport and confidence for students - particularly the less experienced.

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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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This programme orientates internationally qualified dental graduates to that of a UK dental practitioner by providing a comprehensive grounding in six key training areas. Read more
This programme orientates internationally qualified dental graduates to that of a UK dental practitioner by providing a comprehensive grounding in six key training areas: basic sciences and their application to modern day dental practice, applied principles of clinical dentistry, clinical skills, communication skills, professionalism, management and leadership.

The course is delivered under three broad headings:

1. Taught
Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of:

-Relevant basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology with respect to health and how these are altered in disease states
-Patho-physiological and anatomical basis for clinical signs of oral and craniofacial health and disease
-Relationships between dental disease, population risk factors and the preventative measures

And integrate this knowledge to dental areas through discussions in:

-Basic and clinical science associated with pharmacology and therapeutics used in dentistry
-The science underpinning the key properties of dental materials and evaluate their clinical applications


2. Clinical
Students' clinical skills will be augmented through practical, laboratory based sessions using typodont teeth set in a manikin head.

-Operative skills will be taught to ensure students can undertake skilled, competent and safe dental procedures including: cavity design, extra-coronal restorations and non-surgical endodontic treatment.
-Simulated clinical techniques will be undertaken and the student will be introduced to decision making processes leading to tooth loss and replacement and execution of appropriate operative techniques for all stages of planned prosthodontic treatment (excluding bridges and implants) in conjunction, as necessary, with other specialists and technicians.

Students will observe current UK dental practise via clinics in oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, paediatrics, prosthodontics, radiology and orthodontics.

Tutoring in Objective Structured Clinical Reasoning Examinations (OSCE) and Structured Clinical Reasoning (SCR) Exams will be carried out using the advanced facilities in the state of the art dental skills laboratory.

3. Research
The research component consists of a structured literature review and clinical audit report. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of:

-Critical appraisal and analysis of scientific and clinical literature
-How clinical audit identifies problems in clinical service and helps formulate solutions
-Appropriate tools for searching the literature (search engines, web-based libraries, electronic documents)

Students will develop the analytical skills to be able to:

-Critically appraise, analyse and evaluate scientific papers and clinical literature applying the principles of evidence based dentistry
-Evaluate evidence of the latest developments in Dentistry
-Communication skills will be developed throughout the taught, clinical and research elements of the course with specific topic presentations during seminars as well as through journal club reports and presentations on dental and clinical governance topics.

The application deadline is 30th June 2017. Once we have received applications by the deadline the first selection process will begin. We reserve the right to receive further application after the deadline and make decisions on those applications in July/August subject to places being available.

Why study for your MSc in Dental Science for Clinical Practice at Queen Mary?

The School of Medicine and Dentistry has an unrivalled tradition of excellence in research and teaching extending as far back as 1123 with the founding of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The London Hospital Medical College was the first Medical School in England, founded in 1785, and our Dental School was established well over a century ago. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2017) and our research is ranked among the best in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014).


In April 2014, QMUL’s new Dental School opened its doors to patients and students - the first new dental school in the UK to be built in 40 years. The £78m new school houses the most modern dental facilities in the UK, following more than a decade of planning and work. The new premises provide cutting-edge technology, superb education and research facilities for clinical dentistry and a vastly improved patient experience.


Students’ postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in the east of London. Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, where students develop their clinical skills and knowledge. Moreover, the Dental School offers students many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.


The Institute of Dentistry is a special place to undertake postgraduate studies, bringing together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences who supervise research students in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, prosthetic and conservative dentistry.


You will have the opportunity to attend Continuing Development Courses of the London Deanery, Royal Society of Medicine (Odontology Section) as well as internal Departmental and Dental and Blizard Institute seminars.


You will prepare a professional development portfolio based on evidence gathered from lectures, tutorials, clinics, self-study and self-reflection sessions.


Facilities
You will have access to a range of facilities including: medical and dental libraries located at the Royal London and at Barts hospitals, as well as the Mile End library.

Postgraduate Dental students will have access to the Dental Clinical Skills Laboratory based in the Garrod building at the Whitechapel Site.

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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. Read more
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.

Aims

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)

Associated organisations

Following a training programme approved by the Royal College of Surgeons , students can take programmes/courses that can be mapped to US specialty courses.

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This course is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. It specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using a combination of fixed, removable and implant-supported prostheses. Read more
This course is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics.

It specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using a combination of fixed, removable and implant-supported prostheses. In addition to this, you will also complete training in laboratory procedures as well as the clinical diagnosis and management of the temporomandibular disorders.

Aims

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 knowledge relating to the 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;
provide you with the knowledge and experience to plan, implement and complete a research project showing initiative and personal responsibility;
-Develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes 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 of the course, which are:
-Research Methods Unit (15 credits)
-Biostatistics Unit (15 credits)
-Specialist Clinical Component (90 credits)
-Dissertation Unit (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: 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).

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