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Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc

Course Description

This innovative programme offers seven modules over three years through part time distance and e-learning training to obtain 180 credits at level 7 for an MSc.

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate extended knowledge, understanding and advanced skills in the treatment of patients who require prosthetic facial rehabilitation. It covers a broad range of treatments for replacement of missing hard and soft tissues using both traditional and advanced digital technologies.

Students develop their clinical skills further by developing a clinical portfolio of four cases, using videographic material to demonstrate their practical abilities. Students will be required to cover a range of facial prosthetics retained by varying methods.

The mode of delivery is Distance Learning, which combines online and face-to-face components, enables Maxillofacial Prosthetists, Technologists and Prosthodontists to remain in clinical practice while training. This ensures no loss of income or work experience and establishes practice using skills learnt on the programme. The course has been designed to provide theory, support and discussion groups by online training using a dedicated virtual learning environment to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.
The programme employs theory, support and discussion groups using online tools and a dedicated virtual learning environment to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.

Key benefits

• Dentistry at King's is a renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research.
• Pioneers of teaching dentistry through a blended learning approach with over 20 years’ experience.
• Face to face training in year one and two to learn and adopt latest techniques.
• Programme structure allows you to continue working in practice while studying your degree at your own pace.
• Delivered by a team of academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
• Contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD).
• Opportunity to network with other Distance Learning students.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/maxillofacial-prosthetic-rehabilitation-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

For Maxillofacial Prosthetists, Technologists and Prosthodontists working in a hospital environment or similar practice, to enhance their knowledge of intra and extra oral prosthetic facial rehabilitation and improve their clinical and technical skills. The programme provides opportunities to experience cutting edge digital technology resulting in a higher standard of clinical practice.

- Course purpose -

This programme is suitable for Maxillofacial Prosthetists, Technologists and Prosthodontists who wish to develop their technical skills and would like to develop higher standards of clinical practice.

- Course format and assessment -

This master's programme is assessed through a combination of assignments, written examinations, clinical case presentations and a dissertation. In the first two years, most modules within the programme are assessed by a combination of 60 per cent written examination and 40 per cent written assignments.

Each year you will receive an assignment schedule to follow for the year and must complete two assignments from each module between January and August to be entered into the end of year exams. Exams can be taken in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student's country of residence.

The Clinical Practice module is undertaken over the three years of the programme and is assessed 100 per cent on a clinical portfolio of four cases. The Report module is undertaken in the final year. Students will work towards a 10,000 word dissertation/project with an allocated supervisor which will be assessed 100 per cent on the basis of the report.

Career prospects

It is anticipated that graduates will continue in clinical practice offering a high standard of clinical care with an increased confidence and ability.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Anna Malene Grip

954.jpg "I wanted to learn more in the field of facial prosthetics and this was a great opportunity for me to get an international education and at the same time stay living in Norway.

The lecturers at King`s have a great deal of experience both practically and theoretically. This is very important for me as I can learn about a variety of patient cases. The fact that King`s College has a solid reputation enforces the quality of the programme. I also like that the course offers updated computer technology education.

"When I finish this program I will continue working for a better cooperation with the craniofacial team, especially concerning treatment planning. I already feel more confident in treating patients and I look forward to learning more.

Studying at a distance allows me to remain studying and working in Norway. This enables me to continue to work in Oslo and to live with my family. As I have children in Norway it would be very difficult for me move to London. I can choose when to study and I can work at home and also to continue to work at the hospital.

I think the face-to-face part of the course in London was very rewarding because I got to know the other students and we had a lot of hands on training.

I recommend this programme to colleagues because you get an updated education making me more confident in treating patients. This is a way to get a formal education in an area where we come from many different backgrounds."


Entry Requirements

UK applicants will be expected to have a diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) or a degree in Dental Technology with at least two years post-qualification technical experience. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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