Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent)
3 years (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
The MClinDent Programme provides students the opportunity to participate in a full time three year specialist training programme in either Endodontology or Prosthodontics through the School of Dentistry. The programme has been designed to enhance student life-long learning skills; aid in developing evidence based practice; develop advanced clinical skills to enable students to become mono-specialists in Endodontology or Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and, through acquisition of research knowledge, skills and the production of a research project, facilitate further career development.
Graduates from this programme will be able to:
- Demonstrate an unbiased, systematic and critical appraisal of contemporary knowledge, and an awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which are informed by the latest advances in Restorative Dentistry
- Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas in Restorative Dentistry often in the absence of complete data, be able to communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to other specialist colleagues and non-specialist audiences, and engage in critical dialogue about clinical management in Restorative Dentistry
- Read, understand and critically appraise relevant scientific and clinical literature
- Formulate a hypothesis, plan and implement an appropriate project to test the hypothesis report the findings of the project in the appropriate format
- Evaluate psychological aspects relevant to restorative dentistry
- Execute simple and complex treatment procedures
- Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and treatment of compromised patients, such cleft lip and palate and tooth anomalies, such as hypodontia
- Understand the relevance of underlying social, dental and medical factors that may influence the uptake compliance and outcome of treatment
- Be familiar with all aspects of clinical governance (clinical, corporate, research) and conduct of professional care
The programme will also prepare students to take the Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh [MRDRCS(Ed)] at the end of the programme.
Year 1 (Endodontology/Prosthodontics common pathway)
- Research Methodology (Module DET031)
- Introduction to Prosthodontics (DET011)
- Introduction to Periodontology and Endodontology (DET012)
- Introduction to Clinical Practice (DET013)
Year 2 Endodontology
- Prevention and management of pulp disease (DET014)
- Prevention and management of periradicular disease (DET015)
- Inter-relationships with other specialities (DET016)
- Clinical Practice in conventional Endodontics (DET017)
Year 2 Prosthodontics
- Removable Prosthodontics (DET021)
- Implantology (DET027 )
- Advanced Operative (DET022)
- Prosthodontic Clinical Practice (DET023)
Year 3 Endodontology
- Management of post-treatment disease (DET019)
- Clinical practice in surgical and advanced Endodontics (DET020)
- Dissertation (DET018)
Year 3 Prosthodontics
- Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics (DET025)
- Advanced Clinical Removable Prosthodontics (DET026)
- Dissertation (DET024)
This is a 3 year full-time modular programme.Years 1 and 2 consists of 4 x 30 credit modules per year with the final year consisting of 2 x 30 credit modules and 1 dissertation module of 60 credits.
Graduates will be able to pursue a career as a specialist in Endodontics or Prosthosdontics.
Candidates must satisfy the requirements of Cardiff University General Entrance Requirement and in addition, be a registered dental practitioner from the UK, EU and overseas and who also must:
- Hold a primary dental qualification (BDS/DDS or equivalent)
- Have a minimum of two years clinical experience post qualification
- Meet Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust requirements to hold an Honorary Clinical Contract (Occupational Health clearance including Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP) and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance (Enhanced)
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 7 with a minimum score of 6 in each of the four bands). Applicants are required to have achieved the IELTS prior to an application being submitted.
Selection to the programme is through written application, financial guarantee and two references (one of which must be academic). On acceptance of a place a non-refundable deposit will be required.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is currently only available to International students
Application deadline: Deadline for applications will be 31 December each year. Late applications may be taken if courses are not fully subscribed by this date.
Next intake: September each year
Name: School of Dentistry Admissions Officer
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2074 4251