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.
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.
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.