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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years FT

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    Details of up to date course fee can be found here: website

  • Last Updated

    14 August 2019

Course description

This two-year course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise paediatric dentistry. You will develop an evidence-based and critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes.

Through attendance at consultant clinics and multidisciplinary clinics students will gain experience of diagnosis, treatment planning and on supervised clinics treatment. The academic basis of paediatric dentistry is taught by lectures, tutorials and course work. Students will also join with other students to undertake teaching in behaviour management, clinical management and dental public health to provide a wide grounding.

The course stresses evidence based practice and students will be taught appraisal skills and research methods. All masters students will undertake a dissertation/research project.

Aims and Objectives

Overall Aims

  • The knowledge and skills to undertake specialised dental care of the child and adolescent.
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and research methods.
  • Ability and desire to maintain life-long learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Be competent to diagnose oral conditions in the child and adolescent
  • Be able to select special investigations to aid diagnosis of oral and dental conditions
  • Be able to care for the common oral and dental needs of a child and adolescent
  • Understand and be competent to undertake a risk assessment
  • Know and be able to charactise the prevalence and aetiology of oral conditions in the child and adolescent.
  • Critically evaluate the importance of facial growth and dental development.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge the advantages and disadvantages of paediatric restorative materials and be able to apply this knowledge
  • Know and be able to apply the common non-pharmacological behaviour management techniques for the child and adolescent.
  • Understand and employ the issues of consent in the child and adolescent
  • Understand the principles of paediatric dentistry treatment planning.
  • Understand the principles of joint working with Paediatric Specialities.
  • Know the acute and long-term management of dental trauma.
  • Know the principles of joint care involving dentoalveolar surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, restorative and orthodontics.
  • Have some knowledge of the management of patients with craniofacial syndromes such as cleft lip and palate.
  • Know and be able to apply the common pharmacological behaviour management techniques for the child and adolescent.
  • Have an understanding of dental public health.
  • Understand the concepts of and importance of clinical governance
  • Be able to undertake clinical audit
  • Understanding of research methods.
  • Have the ability to critically appraise the literature.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a research proposal.
  • Be able to present research and clinical findings.

Curriculum

  • Selecting Dental Materials for Clinical Applications
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Paediatric Dentistry I
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Dental Public Health: Foundation & Theory
  • Paediatric Dentistry II
  • Paediatric Dentistry Case Studies
  • Dissertation/Research Project 

Core modules

  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Dental Public Health: Foundation and Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Selecting Materials for Clinical Applications
  • Principles of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry I and II
  • Clinical Paediatric Dentistry Practice Programme
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Principles
  • Research Project: Literature Review,
  • Clinical Paediatric Dentistry Practice Programme I, II and III,
  • Paediatric Dentistry Case Studies
  • Paediatric Dentistry Thesis.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Demonstrations
  • Clinical skills laboratory sessions
  • Case-based discussion
  • Extensive practical clinical experience

Parts of the course are taught with other disciplines. This creates a rich and lively environment for your learning.

Assessment

  • Continuous assessment
  • Examinations with clinical and academic components
  • Dissertation based on a research project
  • Presentation of selected patients

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Programme Leader

Dr Fiona Gilchrist



Visit the MClinDent Paediatric Dentistry page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

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