Oral Surgery MClinDent

A full-time, two year Master's programme offering an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery. It provides a theoretical knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery, alongside clinical teaching, attendance at operating lists and supervised clinical practice, including diagnostic, treatment planning and treatment sessions.

Structure

The Oral Surgery MClinDent is a full-time programme taken over two years.  Embedded in the MClinDent is a Specialty Training programme which provides UK/EU students with appropriate preparation for the MFDS and MJDF and higher surgical training.

Overseas (non-EU) applicants may take the three-year Advanced Training programme, which incorporates the MClinDent and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year One: Core modules (135 credits). Year Two: Core modules (135 credits), dissertation (90 credits).  Year Three (Advanced Training only): no credit-bearing modules.

Contact days

The full-time programmes generally require attendance five days a week, throughout the year (excepting UCL closure days).  A part-time programme is not available.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through clinical and laboratory instruction on a one-to-one basis, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, self-directed learning and problem-based learning. Assessment is through written, practical and oral examinations, essays, logbook, internal appraisal through regular progress reports and the dissertation.

Dr Rachel Leeson is the Programme Director.

Career enhancement

The programme aims to offer education and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery that will provide a sound foundation for specialist practice and progression towards higher surgical training.

Modules

Year One

Principles of Treatment Core Course (Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

15 credits.

Manual dexterity. Practical concepts related to good surgical technique. Suturing, flap design, biopsy techniques.

Assessed through MCQ examination and practical assessment.

Clinical Care Core Course (Oral/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)

15 credits.

Competency in clinical care. History taking, performing a head and neck examination, developing  skills necessary to formulate a treatment plan, taking informed consent, understanding cross infection control, understanding the management of pain and anxiety, safely treating and interacting with patients on the clinic, using appropriate communication skills.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work.

Dento-Alveolar Surgery 1

15 credits.

The skills required to plan and deliver oral surgery treatment. Treating patients in a supervised clinical environment.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work.

Theory of Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

30 credits.

The theory of aetiology, prevention, diagnosis & management of contemporary clinical practice in oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery.

Assessed through a three-hour unseen written examination.

Dento-Alveolar Surgery 2

30 credits.

The knowledge and skills required to plan and undertake surgical treatment in oral surgery. Preparing and writing a dento-alveolar case report. Treating patients in a supervised clinical environment.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work, a case report (2,000 words) and an oral examination.

Dento-Alveolar Surgery 3

15 credits.

Planning and delivering oral surgery treatment and providing continuity of patient care under clinical supervision.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work.

Year Two

Trauma and Correction of Facial Deformity

30 credits.

Diagnosis and treatment of trauma and facial deformity. Students learn through supervised observation of treatment of patients under both local and general anaesthesia, with attendance at ward rounds and clinics. Preparing and writing a case report.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work, a case report (2,000 words) and an oral examination.

Oral Oncology

30 credits.

Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the head & neck. Students learn through supervised observation of treatment of patients under both local and general anaesthesia, with attendance at ward rounds and clinics. Preparing and writing a case report.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work, a case report (2,000 words) and an oral examination.

Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

30 credits.

Diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial surgery in relation to oral surgery. Students learn through supervised observation of treatment of patients under both local and general anaesthesia, with attendance at ward rounds and clinics. Preparing and writing a case report.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work, a case report (2,000 words) and an oral examination.

Dento-Alveolar Surgery 4

45 credits.

Developing clinical skills and knowledge. Planning and delivering oral surgery treatment to a high standard in a supervised clinical environment.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work.

MClinDent in Oral Surgery Dissertation

90 credits.

Research project.
Assessed through a written dissertation (10,000-12,000 words) and an oral examination (presentation of the dissertation to an audience followed by questions).

Year Three

Advanced Training students only.

No credit-bearing modules.

Application deadline

To start the programme in September 2015, complete your application by 9 January 2015.

Fees

Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases. Payment is taken each year in two parts.  Current fees are:

MClinDent

Two years full-time.

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£23,690 £38,420
Year Two
£23,690 £38,420

MClinDent Advanced Training

Three years full-time, Overseas students only.

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
N/A £38,420
Year Two
N/A £38,420
Year Three N/A £38,420

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of two years experience post-qualification.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they meet the required standard by either having recently passed one of the UCL recognised English language tests at the 'good' level, or through work or education experience in English.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through UCL's online application system.  Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information and have the correct documentation ready.

References

Applicants are required to submit the contact details (address and email address) of two appropriate referees. One must be academic and the other should be an employer or colleague. Referees may not be family members or friends.

Once you have submitted your application, each referee will be contacted by email and supplied with a link to a webpage to which they should upload their reference.

Your application will remain incomplete until all references have been received. You can monitor the status of your application online and resend the reference request emails or change your referee contact details if necessary. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all references are received by the application deadline.

Upload supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload various documents.

CV Applicants must provide a clear, current and accurate copy of their CV.
Transcript Applicants must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
Transcript 2 Graduates of non-UK institutions will need to provide a scanned copy of their academic transcripts or degree certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.
Specialty Training and Advanced Training

UK/EU Specialty Training applicants should apply for the full-time MClinDent programme.

Overseas Advanced Training applicants should apply for the separate full-time Advanced Training programme.

What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be held by the Institute.  Selection commences after the application deadline in January and is usually completed by March.

If your application has been successful, University Admissions will issue a formal offer letter confirming your fee status and specifying a deadline by which you must confirm acceptance.  If your offer is conditional, you will be given a deadline by which you must meet the condition.

Contacts

Nichola Faddoul
Programme Administrator
nichola.king@ucl.ac.uk
For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions edi-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions admissions@ucl.ac.uk For queries about visas, immigration and fees.

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