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    25 September 2018

Develop and deliver high quality dentistry with our Restorative Dentistry programme. Led by a team of consultants and complemented by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers, this programme is structured to allow you to continue your current working commitments while studying for this postgraduate degree at an appropriate pace. Each clinical module includes hands-on consultant time to ensure you’ll have the understanding and confidence to carry out taught restorative techniques.

Key features

  • Choose your own learning journey – complete 60 credits and receive a PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry. 120 credits will give you a PG Diploma and the maximum 180 credits will reward you with a full Masters in Restorative Dentistry. The cost of each module is £5000.
  • Balance existing work commitments with flexible study opportunities. Each module consists of 300 total learning hours – 80 hours of direct contact and 220 hours in own practice preparing cases.
  • Benefit from hands-on consultant time for each clinical module – put your knowledge into practice and gain experience and confidence.
  • High quality teaching – learn from an experienced team of consultants in restorative dentistry and by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers.
  • Grow in confidence and experience with the programme – learn and understand the foundations of restorative dentistry and restoring teeth and tissues in year one and develop your knowledge and skills with advanced restorative dentistry in year two.
  • Boost your future career prospects and the quality of care you can offer to your patients and produce a dissertation to complete the masters - design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic relevant to restorative dentistry.

Course details

Year 1

In your first year, you’ll learn the foundations of restorative dentistry which includes diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal management, non-surgical periodontology and current concepts in endodontics. You’ll also learn about restoring teeth and tissues and study fixed prosthodontics operative techniques, with hands on components in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment. You’ll also study the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, removable prosthodontics and complete dentures.

Please note that the teaching days for this programme may be held in either Plymouth or Exeter.

More details about our modules: 

Core modules

  • RSD711 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry
  • RSD712 Restoring Teeth and Tissues

Year 2

Successfully complete the modules from your first year and go on to study advanced restorative dentistry in your second year. You’ll get the chance to focus on aesthetics and conservative aesthetic techniques and treatment planning for missing teeth including live implant surgical demonstration – moving up to advanced endodontics, adjunctive periodontal surgery, guided bone regeneration and soft tissue surgery, restorative practice and more.

Please note that the teaching days for this programme may be held in either Plymouth or Exeter.

More details about our modules: 

Core modules

  • RSD721 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 1
  • RSD722 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 2

Final year

Successfully complete 120 credits and choose to produce a dissertation to complete the masters in your third and final year. The aim of the dissertation is to enable you to demonstrate your ability to design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic that is of relevance to restorative dentistry - in doing so you’ll demonstrate your self-direction, originality and ability to act independently in the planning and implementation of project skills at an advanced professional level.

Core modules

  • DIS732 Dental Programmes Dissertation

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

MSc Restorative Dentistry Prog Spec Jan 2018 4630

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Visit the Restorative Dentistry - MSc page on the University of Plymouth website for more details!




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