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Programme structure: Orthodontics (DDS) - what's running in 2017/18

Please note that during Stage 2 of the programme (PG Diploma level), there will be a progress meeting between the student and his/her adviser, to agree whether the student will a) leave with a Diploma, b) work towards the MSc, or c) work towards the DDS. If the student is studying for the DDS, the literature review undertaken in Stage 3 will form part of the preparation for the doctoral dissertation. In practice it is unlikely that a student will leave the programme with either a Certificate or Diploma. The purpose of including these stages is to enable us to recognise achievement if a student, for personal or academic reasons, decides to leave the programme earlier than planned.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Orthodontics Year 1 ORDSM0018 60 Mandatory
Students begin work on their doctoral research project (360 credit points in total) during this year.
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Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Additional progress information

The literature review may encompass the following areas: Aetiology; Diagnostic procedures; Effects of orthodontic treatment; Epidemiology in orthodontics; Appliances of all types. This review will build on the student's practical experience of the areas above, to produce an evaluation of the relevant literature available in all media. The student will be undertaking practical work in these areas in parallel with completing the literature review.

There is no opportunity to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate as part of this programme.

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