MClinDent in Orthodontics
Applications for 2014 entry are now closed
Study mode: Full Time
Duration 2 years Full Time
Why choose the MClinDent in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at Sheffield?
This course is suitable for UK, European and overseas applicants. The programme provides students with a strong grounding in the fundamental principles of Orthodontics and focuses on developing sufficient knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes to enable the independent practise of orthodontics.
Its flexible modular structure enables the course to meet a wide range of student needs. Students not wishing to complete a dissertation may opt to complete either the Certificate or the Diploma as alternatives.
The School of Clinical Dentistry has been confirmed as one of the top departments in the UK for dental research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
The MClinDent degree consists of a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, reflective and personal learning and clinical training. A significant part of the teaching will be with patients allocated for orthodontic management.
Aims and Objectives
- To develop an individual with the necessary evidence-based and critical approaches to working in the field of orthodontics
On completion of the programme the graduate should:
- Be able to diagnose and manage most conditions pertaining to orthodontics
- Understand the role of orthodontics in the development of a comprehensive treatment strategy and plan for an individual patient
- Demonstrate critical appraisal skills when evaluating information in the dental literature
Students must complete a total of 180 credits
The course consists of the following core and specialist modules (Credit value in brackets):
- Research methods in Clinical Dentistry (core – 15)
- Principles of Clinical Management (core – 15)
- Current Concepts in Clinical Dentistry (core – 15)
- Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I (specialist – 15)
- Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II (specialist - 30)
- Orthodontic Case studies (specialist – 30)
- Orthodontic dissertation (specialist – 60)
- Clinical practice (specialist - non-credit bearing)
- Written short answer examinations
- Clinical oral examinations
- Experiential clinical learning
- Case-based discussion
- Computer-based learning
How we will consider your application
Applications for 2014 entry are now closed. The course webpage will be updated with 2015 selection information in October 2014. The intakes for September 2015 and 2016 are likely to be for UK/EEA nationals only, who will be able to gain a place through the UK national recruitment process
Application Deadline: 28th November 2013
Applying for the MClinDent Orthodontics programme is a two stage process
Stage 1: Selection Committee
Applications at this stage will be considered by staff who will create a short list of applicants to be invited for interview. After this initial decision-making process, the outcome will be to either attend for an interview or reject. The shortlist decision date: candidates will be contacted by the end of February 2014
Stage 2: Interviews
All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield. We anticipate they will be scheduled for March 2014. Applicants should make sure that they are available for interview in person during these times prior to submitting their application. In exceptional circumstances, the interview may be undertaken by video conferencing using Skype. Final decisions will be communicated to interviewed applicants by the end of March 2014 unless otherwise informed. Following the interview the decision will be one of the following:
- A place to study will be offered
- You will be rejected
- You will be offered to go on a reserve list.
- Fee Deposit
If you are offered a place to study you will be required to pay a deposit of up to £1,000 (One thousand pounds sterling) to confirm your place on the course. Candidates unable to pay the fee deposit by the deadline may lose their place.
To be eligible for consideration applicants must fulfill the following conditions:
A recognised dental qualification and two years general dental experience essential. MFDS, MJDF or equivalent is desirable.
An overall score of IELTS 7 with at least 6 in each component
The application should be filled in online with all the following supporting documents uploaded:
- Degree certificate (including translation)
- University transcript (including translation)
- 2 up to date references
- Personal statement
- English language certificate
Dr Philip Benson
Reader/Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics
Unit of Oral Health and Development
School of Clinical Dentistry,
Tel: 0114 271 7884/7895
Fax: 0114 271 7843