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Endodontic Practice

MSc ( 3 years Part-time )

Overview

This programme is uniquely structured to enable dental practitioners to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in endodontics. Requiring a minimum commitment of one day a week for three calendar years, inclusive of attendance one day every fortnight, it is ideally suited for the busy dental practitioner keen on acquiring a postgraduate qualification in endodontics whilst continuing to work in practice.

The programme provides an in-depth approach for exploring current concepts in clinical endodontics, offering deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject, improving clinical skills and increasing job satisfaction. There will be opportunities to access current endodontic concepts and research, exchange ideas and experience with other postgraduate students.


This programme is jointly hosted by the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Dental Teaching Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.


This MSc is also suitable if you wish to be considered a Dentist with Enhanced/Extended Skills, or Special Interests, in Endodontics. In addition, this MSc may be a stepping-stone to specialisation; further study, training and examinations after the MSc, fulfilling the requirements of the Curriculum for Specialist Training in Endodontics, will lead to entry into the General Dental Council (UK) Endodontic Specialist Register.

 

Note:

We are unable to give career advice and information on further study, training and examinations please contact the relevant authorities, including the General Dental Council (UK) and Royal Surgical Colleges, regarding requirements for Specialist Register entry.

This programme will:

  • Provide an in-depth approach for exploring current concepts in clinical endodontics, offering deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject, improving clinical skills and leading to increased job satisfaction
  • Allow you to exchange ideas and experience with a wide range of fellow practitioners
  • Contribute to, and enhance, your career options, by allowing you access to current endodontic concepts and research
  • Form part of your Personal Development Plan.

The yearly application deadline is 30th March in the year of entry. Once we have received applications by the deadline the first selection process will begin. We reserve the right to consider further applications after the deadline subject to places still being available.

Why study your MSc in Endodontic practice with us?

The School of Medicine and Dentistry has an unrivalled tradition of excellence in research and teaching extending as far back as 1123 with the founding of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The London Hospital Medical College was the first Medical School in England, founded in 1785, and our Dental School was established well over a century ago. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2017) and our research is ranked among the best in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014).

In April 2014, QMUL’s new Dental School opened its doors to patients and students - the first new dental school in the UK to be built in 40 years. The £78m new school houses the most modern dental facilities in the UK, following more than a decade of planning and work. The new premises provide cutting-edge technology, superb education and research facilities for clinical dentistry and a vastly improved patient experience.

Students’ postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in the east of London. Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, where students develop their clinical skills and knowledge. Moreover, the Dental School offers students many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.

A special place to undertake postgraduate studies, the Institute of Dentistry brings together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences, providing research supervision in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paedodontic, prosthodontics and endodontics.

Facilities

You will have access to a range of facilities including: medical and dental libraries located at the Royal London and at Bart's hospitals, as well as the Mile End library.

Postgraduate Dental students will have access to a Dental Metrology Unit equipped with facial laser scan and facial image analysis.

You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including:

In addition, there are plans to develop a £36m Graduate Centre comprising teaching and office space, accommodation, 24-hour IT provision, lecture theatres, reading and common rooms, a cafeteria and covered winter garden.

  • Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratories; five dedicated cell culture laboratories, a molecular biology facility and general purpose laboratories
  • Confocal microscopy unit incorporating two confocal microscopes, enabling advanced 3D imaging of living cells
  • Mechanical Testing Facilities
  • NanoVision Centre; our state-of-the-art microscopy unit bringing together the latest microscope techniques for structural, chemical and mechanical analysis at the nanometer scale
  • Spectroscopy Lab
  • Thermal Material Analysis Lab

Structure

The course will be offered on a part-time basis only, as a three-year MSc.

Core modules

  • Applied science of endodontology (30 credits)
  • Advanced applied science of endodontology (30 credits)
  • Laboratory endodontic skills (30 credits)
  • Clinical skills in endodontics (30 credits)
  • Audit project in endodontic practice (15 credits)
  • Literature review in relation to endodontic practice (45 credits)

Contact

Professor BS Chong
PGT Academic Selector and
Professor of Restorative Dentistry/Honorary Consultant
Email: b.s.chong@qmul.ac.uk

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Patricia Devlin
PGT Dental Programme Student Support Manager
Tel: 020 7882 8930
Email: p.devlin@qmul.ac.uk

 

 

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a UK dental degree or equivalent (such as IQE/ORE), hold full registration with the General Dental Council and have a minimum post-initial qualification experience of two years.

Note:

If you are short-listed and offered an interview you must attend if you wish to continue to be considered for entry. If you are unable to attend the interview offered, an alternative date/time will not be possible; unfortunately, in the interest of fair-play, to make special arrangements would be to give preferential treatment and an unfair advantage over other applicants.

The offer of a place on the programme is an academic decision, based on interview performance, and the academic judgement of the panel given the number of applicants and the limited places available.

All applicants offered a place must complete a health assessment with the university's Occupational Health Service and must satisfy the Department of Health (www.dh.gov.uk) guidance on health clearance for new healthcare workers (Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: New healthcare workers, Department of Health, 2007).

International applicants

Please note that this particular programme is, currently, only opened to UK/EEA applicants. However, overseas applicants holding full registration with the General Dental Council and possessing UK residential status may apply.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0.

Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 at the point of submission of your application.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

The yearly application deadline is 30th March in the year of entry.  Once we have received applications by the deadline the first selection process will begin. We reserve the right to consider further applications after the deadline subject to places still being available.

Learning and teaching

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed, including:

  • Formal seminars given by experts in their field on topics relevant to Endodontics.
  • Pre-clinical laboratory sessions comprising demonstrations, "hands-on" practical exercises, discussions and feedbacks.
  • Clinical practice sessions, treating patients under supervision, review of management and outcome.
  • Self-directed learning including critical review of the scientific literature, scholarship exercises and e-learning.
  • Case presentations involving case management discussions, reflection and review of outcome.
  • Reading lists of books, journals and papers.

Assessment

A combination of assessment methods will be employed, including:

  • Formative assessment: regular informal verbal feedback regarding performance and achievement of the learning objectives.
  • Assessment of competency: a competency-based Practical Test at the end of the Laboratory Endodontic Skills module. A pass of this ‘Gateway Test’ is required before progressing to the Clinical Skills sessions, treating patients. Failure will necessitate additional laboratory practical sessions before re-taking the ‘Gateway Test’.
  • Summative assessment: assessment of each module by written papers, practical skills tests, essay questions, viva voce, clinical case reports, literature review reports and audit presentations.

Note:
All study modules and learning activities must be successfully completed and assessments passed for each academic year to permit progress to the next academic year. Subject to Examining Board approval, re-sit examinations, which may be in the form of academically appropriate alternative assessments, will be held, if necessary. There is also an overall progression threshold mark, based on the average mark for both first and second years to permit progress to the third (final) year.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Part time £8,500

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Part time £14,900

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

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