This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career in oral medicine, either in primary or secondary care services or in a university setting. The programme aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in oral medicine and related topics.
By entering this programme you will embark on: clinical training (60 per cent), formal teaching (25 per cent) and research activity (15 per cent). The programme aims to enable you to understand basic sciences related to oral medicine and apply this to north and east London’s unique clinical case mix.
All the taught and clinical modules in the programme are core teaching. The research element of this programme involves a report or a literature review on a topic chosen with the advice of your tutor and a clinical audit report.
Your clinical activity will be assessed through case presentations and a clinical logbook whilst the taught element will be assessed through one written paper and oral assessment. Your research activity will be assessed by a report of a literature review on a topic chosen with the advice of your tutor and a clinical audit report. Weightings of each of the major components will reflect their contribution to the programme: clinical training (60 per cent), formal teaching (25 per cent), and research activity (15 per cent).
Person specification for entry to postgraduate clinical dentistry programmes:
Primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent.
Primary dental qualification registerable with the General Dental Council in the UK;
MFDS, MJDF or FDS or equivalent;
Other postgraduate diplomas, degrees;
Other evidence of high academic achievement (eg Course grades, award of degree with honours or equivalent. Previous first degree BSc).
Two years full time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry.
Evidence of experience of practice of a broad range of general dentistry;
Completion of formal Vocational Training course, General Professional Training program, or equivalent such as hospital internship. Specific clinical experience in discipline/specialty to which they are applying.
English as first language
Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 ( no less than 6.5 in any part), TOEFL scores as follows : internet based 106, computer based 263, paper based 627 and must have been completed within the last two years.
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Clear commitment to pursuing postgraduate studies in the one specialty/discipline applied for.
Other equivalent tests will be considered on merit.
Ability to use a computer and familiar with common programs such as MS Office.