MSc Oral Medicine and PathologyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
January 2017 (2016/17 fees apply)
This is a one-year, full-time degree programme aimed at qualified dental clinicians looking to develop competency in clinical oral medicine, clinical and diagnostic oral pathology, and laboratory medicine. This programme takes a holistic approach and presents a unique opportunity for integrated clinical and laboratory teaching within these linked dental specialities.
The programme focuses on the recognition, investigation, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with common oral and maxillofacial diseases and will provide a sound grounding in the fundamental principles of UK specialist practice. It also considers and incorporates the basic principles of research that are relevant to clinical and modern translational practice.
Contemporary educational methods will be used to determine and monitor knowledge base, as well as using workplace-based assessments for clinical competency. Students will be supervised by clinical, laboratory and academic staff within an established and integrated specialist clinical training and educational environment. There will be continuous verbal feedback and support to help develop skills for individual reflection and self-assessment. Students will undertake one of the following: a relevant laboratory-based research, clinical service review or literature or data analysis project leading to the submission of a dissertation.
After completing an initial mandatory basic unit, there is the option of focusing on just one of the two specialties. Anyone opting for this route will be awarded either an MSc Oral Medicine or MSc Oral Pathology.
NB For students starting in January 2017, fees for 2016/17 will apply (Full-time: UK/overseas £37,500. Fees are per annum and subject to annual increase.)
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The programmes are designed to provide significant time on clinic and in pathology laboratories, including pathway options to focus on one of the disciplines or to take a generic pathway across the two disciplines. The programmes will offer closely supervised clinical experience in oral medicine and/or oral pathology, along with a dissertation unit.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent. Applicants should provide evidence of recent clinical activity within dentistry. All necessary immunisations as required by the General Dental Council (the University and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to check these during registration). Basic computer skills and access to a PC with internet connection.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
This programme is aimed at experienced dental practitioners who wish to develop their skills in the provision of oral medicine and pathology.
January 2017 start: 2 December 2016
September 2017 start: 31 July 2017
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