In common with all specialty training programmes in the UK, this programme runs for three years and incorporates a Masters degree. The full programme combines the taught elements and research of the MSc with a mandatory clinical training module.
The School places special emphasis on: - Contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques - Research methods and biostatistics - The development of a questioning approach to the speciality of orthodontics
This specialty training programme is designed for those who wish to undertake full orthodontic training, but who do not wish to practice orthodontics in the UK.
The taught elements are based around small group learning, didactic seminars, practical skills training, online learning and student-led enhancement sessions. Clinical teaching involves close supervision of a personal cohort of patients with severe malocclusions led by orthodontic specialists and hospital consultants.
The clinical training part of the programme involves attendance at clinics in the Dental School and associated Hospital Trusts. During this time students provide treatment for a carefully selected group of patients under direct supervision of Consultant Orthodontists.
The research methods and biostatistics training is used in the planning and implementation of a research project and its presentation as a dissertation; advice and guidance will be available from a group of highly experienced researchers. It is hoped that the research topic will examine an issue of relevance to students' future work and will also provide the basis for a refereed publication
All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. The School also requires applicants to have at least two years' recent experience in general professional practice.