The modular structure includes core modules covering areas such as contemporary dental practice, new dental technologies and oral surgery/oral medicine.On completion of six modules, a postgraduate certificate can be awarded. You can then select from a series of clinically-focused modules to gain a postgraduate diploma (12 modules) and complete the Master’s qualification by undertaking two clinical portfolio case studies and a research audit or literature review project. The programme is taken part-time (Wednesday afternoons) over a period of up to five years.
Teaching is provided by acknowledged experts, both locally and internationally. For example, Professor Philip Lumley co-ordinates the Management of Pulpal and Periradicular Disease module, Professor Iain Chapple the Periodontology in Practice module, Dr Neil Wilson, Fixed and Removal Prosthodontics and Implatology Theory modules.
Methods of assessment for the General Dental Practice Masters course vary from module to module, but, where possible, these take the form of materials that may be used to enhance your practices, such as patient information leaflets. The assessments are transparent and are published in advance of the commencement of each module. Six modules include the oral or written presentation of short case reports (1500 words and six illustrations maximum) as part of their assessment.
On satisfactory completion of all modules, you will present two case reports (of up to 5000 words) and a research or audit project or literature review. There are no examinations, other than a final viva voce.
If you decide to complete the taught component but not the case reports and research/audit project you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced General Dental Practice.