The programme aims to enable dental practitioners to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained both through their original dental qualification and their subsequent practice. Study of restorative dentistry at level 7 is seen as a way of facilitating practitioners to develop expertise in their field and potentially become leaders in that field.
Restorative dentistry comprises approximately 90% of dental practice; therefore it is an important field of advanced study. This innovative course, delivered in partnership with Red Square.
Why Study Restorative Dentistry with us?
Our course offers strong mentor and tutorial support and is taught by renowned international and national speakers. It is delivered at a centre which offers a full range of facilities for both practical and theoretical learning.
The format is designed to fit in with dentists who may already have a busy practice, e.g. attendance in Year 1 is one full Saturday per month.
Year 2 of the course builds on the first year to develop advanced skills in restorative dental practice. Year 3 will enable you to engage in undertaking empirical research to extend the existing body of knowledge in an area of relevance to your practice.
What will I learn?
Our course is designed to provide you with a good understanding of general dentistry today and to teach you how to integrate all the techniques into your everyday practice.
In Year 1, the modules will explore advanced diagnostic techniques, before engaging you in the development of treatment plans which will draw on your analytical and clinical decision-making skills with the aim of achieving ideal restorative outcomes.
In Year 2, you will build on your knowledge and skills to explore more complex cases and advanced restorative techniques, and the research module will facilitate you to extend your knowledge of empirical methods and develop a research proposal that will provide a valuable foundation for the dissertation.
Your dissertation module will allow you to select an area of restorative dentistry and undertake an in-depth study of it.
How will I be taught?
Course delivery is over three sites: Manchester Dental Education Centre, Dundee Dental Education Centre, and Riverside Campus, Chester.
You will be taught via lectures, group work, simulation, blended learning, demonstration and streamed sessions. Social media will be used for students to interact in a closed setting. You will have the opportunity to examine videos of your own practical and theory sessions. You will have 72 scheduled hours and 60 independent hours in Year 1, increasing to 78 scheduled hours and 30 independent hours in Year 2 and 12 scheduled hours in Year 3. In addition to direct contact, you will be expected to complete up to 588 hours of independent study for Year 3.