Postgraduate courses

Restorative Dentistry (2)

Restorative Dentistry MSc/Diploma/Certificate Part-time (Distance Learning)

This two year, part time course is designed for dentists wishing to enhance quality, predictability and enjoyment when managing restorative cases in a wide range of subject areas. The course has a very high percentage of practical content designed to fit into the busy schedule of general dental practitioners.

The course is suitable for both UK and international dentists at all stages of their clinical careers. For the duration of course students must be employed in suitable clinical setting that will provide patients requiring a range of restorative treatments, on which case report exercises are based.

The primary aim of this course is to enhance the quality and predictability of patient care. In addition, studying for the MSc is expected to significantly increase your professional satisfaction and confidence when carrying out a wide range of restorative procedures. We expect the development of Masters-level clinical skills to significantly increase your employability as well as your potential for private income and access to prospective NHS advanced care pathways.

The high level of practical content will take you through a unique programme of structured simulation and clinical exercises to be carried out in practice and on the residential courses. Comprehensive online resources are supplemented by two, week-long, residential courses using the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities at University of Birmingham’s new £50 million Dental School.

Dental Materials Science MSc/Diploma/Certificate

The one-year full time (and two-year part-time) Masters programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds from clinical practitioners and dental technicians who are required to teach the subject, to those pursuing a career in a related research field, whether having a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate education, and whether from the UK or abroad.

There are very few aspects of dentistry that do not rely on materials, and the science of dental materials is arguably the most important subject that a dental practitioner, allied teacher or researcher should learn.

This programme provides a foundation in key materials science principles and training skills for successful research and publication, towards the development of the next generation of materials and processes. There are six core modules, 20 credits each and one 60 credit module:

•Foundation in Materials Science

  • Applied Polymer Science

•Ceramic and Cement Systems

•Metals and Metal Alloys

•Biological Interactions of Dental Materials

•Emerging Materials and Related Technologies

•Final Research Project – 60 credits

For each core module  a practical component will provide students with full training on a wide range of state-of-the-art research equipment fostering robust critical analysis and techniques for scientific research. Each of the six, 20-credit and one, 60-credit modules will run separately and consecutively to allow for part-time study, and also to provide logical progression and development of interrelated concepts and research skills.

For further details, please check out our coursefinder page

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