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Orthodontics (Egypt) MSc

Course Description

This course is studied by students based in Egypt but if successful they will be awarded an MSc in Orthodontics by the University of Dundee. The course is aimed at qualified dentists in the Middle East who wish to specialise in this area. The course will assume no prior knowledge of orthodontics prior to enrolling in the programme.

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

Teaching will take place in Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of the ASCDE.
The programme will run concurrently with a complementary 3 year programme in clinical orthodontic skills which will be delivered and assessed by ASCDE.

How you will be assessed

The course will be taught by a combination of classroom based teaching in Cairo (lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups) which will take place throughout the
year. It is planned to deliver intensive face-to-face teaching sessions each month throughout the year. Between these teaching sessions students will complete course work;
this self-directed learning will be reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face sessions.
One-on-one supervision of the dissertation will be by a single tutor.
Students will learn through preparing and delivering oral and written presentations, peer assessments of oral presentations, problem-solving assignments and feedback.
Additional student support will be available through ASCDE between teaching sessions and students will have access to teaching materials through the University's VLE (online
virtual learning environment)

What you will study

The course is delivered part-time and take 3 years to complete. All modules are compulsory.
The modules are:
Year 1
Module 1: Craniofacial Growth and Development and the Aetiology of Malocclusion (15 credits)
Module 2: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (15 credits)
Module 3: Orthodontic Treatment mechanics (30 credits)

Year 2
Module 4: Tooth movement and biomechanics (15 credits)
Module 5: Orthodontic materials and health & safety (15 credits)
Module 6: Adult and multidisciplinary treatment (30 credits)

Year 3
Module 7: Research methods and dissertation (60 credits)


The course is designed for qualified dentists who wish to specialise in orthodontics as well as general practice.
The course (taken in conjunction with the ASCDE partner programme in clinical orthodontic skills ) aims to prepare students for success in the Membership in Orthodontics examination of the UK Royal Colleges.

Visit the Orthodontics (Egypt) MSc page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must already hold a BDS degree. You must also successfully complete an interview in Cairo. Finally, you should have a commitment to continuing professional development. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) if your first language is not English.

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