Oral Surgery at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

If you’re a qualified dentist who wishes to pursue a career in Oral Surgery, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Oral Surgery provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

  • Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Strong emphasis on close chair-side support throughout the programme
  • Study at one of UK’s top-rated dental schools and one of top 11 in the World. We’re joint first for research impact according to last REF (2014)
What you'll study This new programme is for qualified dentists who wish to further their knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Oral Surgery. Oral surgery is defined by the UK General Dental Council as ‘The treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and pathology of the jaw and mouth that require surgical intervention.’ Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject and will develop their diagnostic and surgical skills in this dental specialism. This degree integrates clinical competency progression with doctoral level research. Clinical training is based on the competencies described in the Specialty Training Curriculum for Oral Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Students will receive clinical training, formal teaching and undertake doctoral level research. Teaching and training is provided by experienced clinical and academic staff who have a proven track record in training specialty registrars in Oral Surgery. Students will carry out treatment on patients under local anaesthetic, with and without sedation and will also attend general anaesthetic operating theatres. The diverse patient population of East London provide ample opportunities for acquiring clinical knowledge and surgical skills. You’ll take a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of oral surgery and its related disciplines before going on to review the clinical and scientific basis of the subject and its evidence base. You’ll then enter supervised clinical practice, conducting treatment planning and clinical procedures, including a number of complex surgical treatments. You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem related to Oral Surgery. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Throughout the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop sophisticated critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature. In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with other specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole. The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Structure Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words) Assessment
  • Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations
  • You will also be assessed on case presentations and clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning
  • You will be assessed through your dissertation and research projects
Institute of Dentistry If you study with us, you will join a dynamic, successful school with a first-class reputation: the Institute is ranked 11th in the World for dentistry in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject, and joint first for our research impact (REF 2014).

Modules

You will undertake six modules: three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules, and three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)

  • Clinical science and skills in Oral Surgery 1
  • Research in Oral Surgery 1
  • Clinical science and skills in Oral Surgery 2
  • Research in Oral Surgery 2
  • Clinical science and skills in Oral Surgery 3
  • Research in Oral Surgery 3
Please note the modules listed above are for students starting the programme in September 2020

Assessment method

Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations You will also be assessed on case presentations and clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning You will be assessed through your dissertation and research projects


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Two years full-time post-qualification clinical practice of dentistry including evidence of specific relevant experience in oral/oral and maxillofacial surgery is required.


English language requirements

Please see website for English language requirements

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/postgraduatetaught/smd/

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/postgraduatetaught/smd/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home/EU or Overseas student. You can find tuition fees for each course on the course finder pages on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/ Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/tuitionfees/
Oral Surgery at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS