This course is an academic and clinical programme leading to the award of either an MSc in Implantology or Postgraduate Diploma in Implantology depending on which route students take. In this programme, students treat patients provided for them under expert supervision. Students have the opportunity to participate in the full spectrum of contemporary implant practice where all forms of bone and soft-tissue grafting are undertaken.
The course offers knowledge and expertise in the science and practice of implantology, from theoretical science through restorative treatment planning to clinical practice in the direct management of patients requiring fixed and removable implant-retained prostheses.
The course offers you the opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts underpinning the field of implantology, and it can facilitate professional and personal growth through a wide range of educational and direct clinical experiences.
• High quality, interdisciplinary research environment.
• Excellent clinical and academic facilities.
PGDip optional modules:
Concepts in Restorative Dentistry and Their Applications To Dental Implantology
Cellular and Molecular Biology
MSc core modules:
All the same modules as PGDip PLUS a dissertation worth 60 credits.
A diverse range of teaching and learning styles are used throughout the MSc/PGdip in Implantology. You will attend lectures, and participate in seminars, tutorials, and a clinical attachment. You will also be taught by visiting experts in the field.
For the MSc, 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.
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 your supervisor will schedule regular meetings to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance, and give written feedback on a draft.
Opportunities to reflect on abilities and performance are made available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module and through scheduled meetings with personal tutors.
You will receive written feedback on all assessments, in addition to oral feedback on assessed oral/poster presentations.
The four taught modules are assessed through the following in-course assessments:
Grant writing assignments.
Library and information skills assignments.
The course leads to a qualification required for a number of specialist roles.
The course is suitable for postgraduate dental students with a minimum 2:2 Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum score of 6 in each of the four bands) – this test should have been taken within 2 years of commencement of study. Applicants are required to have achieved the IELTS prior to an application being submitted.