MSc Advanced Restorative Dentistry / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course description

The MSc comprises five course units and a dissertation (180 credits). It runs from October 2020 to September 2022:

  • Research Methods [15 credits]
  • Fundamentals in Restorative Dentistry [30 credits]
  • Issues in patient management [30 credits]
  • Operative Dentistry [15 credits]
  • Complex Treatment [30 credits]
  • Dissertation [60 credits]

The PGDip comprises five course units (120 credits) and runs from October 2020 to January 2022:

  • Research Methods [15 credits]
  • Fundamentals in Restorative Dentistry [30 credits]
  • Issues in patient management [30 credits]
  • Operative Dentistry [15 credits]
  • Complex Treatment [30 credits]

Students who wish to continue to an MSc on successful completion of the mandatory PGDip course units [120 credits] must complete:

  • Dissertation [60 credits]

The PGCert comprises 2 course units (60 credits) and runs from January to June 2021:

  • Fundamentals in Restorative Dentistry [30 credits]

Issues in patient management [30 credits]

Aims

This course aims to:

  • provide innovative teaching and learning that enhances current knowledge and clinical skills in advanced restorative dentistry;
  • present sound academic theory and high-quality practical training in advanced restorative dentistry concepts by world-class mentors;
  • provide you with the confidence and ability to enhance your current clinical practice by incorporating the latest advances in technology and research, ensuring evidence based practice as well as biocompatible, functional and long-lasting restorative care;
  • deliver learning using the latest technology, enabling you to access the course regardless of place or time zone while maintaining your dental practice.

Teaching and learning

The majority of the learning resources will be online. The course uses recorded lectures to create an integrated learning programme, using the best of new media and technology.

The course is designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning. The emphasis of the MSc is on a self-directed learning approach.

In addition, your online learning will be supplemented by attendance at two residential courses to complete the hands-on portion of the course.

Key academic staff

Coursework and assessment

The majority of course unit assessments will be completed online, including the MCQ examination, and will include the preparation and presentation of clinical and written work, and competency case assessments.

For the Research Methods component, formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.

Course unit details

The MSc comprises five course units and a dissertation (180 credits):

  • Fundamentals in Restorative Dentistry [30 credits]
  • Issues in patient management [30 credits]
  • Research Methods [15 credits]
  • Operative Dentistry [15 credits]
  • Complex Treatment [30 credits]
  • Dissertation [60 credits]

The PGDip has 48 teaching weeks and comprises five course units (120 credits):

  • Fundamentals in Restorative Dentistry [30 credits]
  • Issues in patient management [30 credits]
  • Research Methods [15 credits]
  • Operative Dentistry [15 credits]
  • Complex Treatment [30 credits]

Students who wish to continue to an MSc on successful completion of the mandatory PGDip course units [120 credits] must complete:

  • Dissertation [60 credits]

Facilities

You will have access to the University's online library .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk