MSc Dental Implantology Structure
This is a 3-year part-time MSc course, with the opportunity to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) after 2 years. The programme costs £24,000: each academic year is £8,000 but can be paid in monthly instalments (five or eight) starting in October.
Across the first two years, you will study 4 modules, as shown below. Each module contains about 7 days of academic teaching, and each builds on what you have already learnt.
|Year 1 – Sept-Jan||Module 1: Patient assessment & treatment planning|
|Year 1 – Feb-June||Module 2: Implant Surgery|
|Year 2 – Sept-Jan||Module 3: Restorative Treatment & Maintenance|
|Year 2 – Feb-June||Module 4: Dental Implant Procedures & Complex cases|
|Year 3 – Sept-June||Dissertation|
During this period you will also complete clinical training and supervised clinical mentoring. We use pig and deer heads (optional) as well as model heads for students to practice before seeing patients. All patients are provided for you by ICE Hospital, ensuring your focus is on your education and training without the stress trying to find patients to fit your schedule. You will place a minimum of 4 implants (4 patients) – but can do further cases, depending on your prior experience and current performance levels. You will learn to use multiple implant systems (Straumann, Biohorizons & Megagen), which will enable you to make an educated decision regarding your preferred system for placements.
You will be assessed in various ways throughout the course. One of the main assessments is an ePortfolio of your clinical work, which you build up throughout the first two years of the course. The other assessments include essays, reports, presentations, posters, and and OSCE. For some assessments, such as presentations, you are required to come in for the day (which are additional to the academic teaching days for the module), but all written work is submitted online.
In your 3rd year you will complete a dissertation (Module 5). This builds on your understanding of research inquiry developed through modules 1-4. You will use one or more methods of inquiry (qualitative, quantitative, or systematic reviews) to develop transferable skills and a critical evidence-based approach to research. You will work with a supervisory team to either:
– Conduct a systematic literature review OR
– Conduct a research project in dental Implantology (ICE research focuses on human factors, however, you are able to research other topics as well)
Attend an Open Evening
Would you like to learn more about the MSc student experience here at ICE?
We run Open Evenings at various points in the year in order for you to get a taste of what it would be like studying on the course. This is a great opportunity to talk to staff and our implant experts, and to view our facilities for yourself.
Our next Open Evening is yet to be scheduled, but will feature a teaser lecture on medico-legal implant case studies by Prof Simon Wright.
In order to be eligible for our MSc/PGDip Programme you will have to meet the following requirements:
- Be a dental practitioner who holds a GDC registerable dental degree and membership of professional body (UK employees only) or equivalent in your home country for international applicants.
- Be able to provide evidence of full indemnity insurance
- Have 1-2 years post-qualification experience in a hospital service or general dental practice.
*Please note that if English is not your first language you may need to provide an English language proficiency certificate. Contact Carl Morgan to discuss your circumstances on 0161 413 8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org