MMedSci Diagnostic Oral Pathology

School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for postgraduate courses that enhance their careers.

The course is well organised, all sessions are interactive and very informative. I love lab sessions where I can improve my clinical skills by practising on extracted teeth and a model jaw. The supervisors are very helpful and their feedback helps me increase my knowledge and improve my skills.

Musliana Binti Mustaffa, DClinDent Endodontics

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods.

You'll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

You'll develop a competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You'll learn when further information or additional procedures are necessary to confirm a diagnosis.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Core modules

  • Basic Principles of Pathology
  • Basic Techniques in Histopathology
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Laboratory Research Methods
  • Diagnostic Oral Histopathology
  • Advanced Oral Histopathology
  • Current Concepts in Dentistry

Teaching

  • Induction period
  • Observational work-shadowing
  • Supervised reporting
  • Staff and student-led seminars
  • Practical laboratory techniques
  • Lectures
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation
  • Independent directed self-study

Assessment

  • Introductory multi choice assessment
  • Exams at the end of each semester consisting of written papers and a microscope-based exam
  • Assessed essays and presentations at journal clubs and seminars
  • Dissertation project

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You’ll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

We teach you competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You’ll learn when further information or additional procedures are needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Core modules

  • Basic Principles of Pathology
  • Basic Techniques in Histopathology
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Laboratory Research Methods
  • Diagnostic Oral Histopathology
  • Advanced Oral Histopathology
  • Current Concepts in Dentistry
  • Dissertation

Teaching

Teaching is through an induction period, observational work- shadowing, supervised reporting, staff and student-led seminars, practical laboratory techniques, lectures, literature review, dissertation, independent directed self-study.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through introductory multi-choice assessment, examinations at the end of each semester consisting of written papers and a microscope-based exam, assessed essays and presentations at journal clubs and seminars, dissertation project.

Course duration

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You need a recognised dental or medical qualification. You must have at least one year’s postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical discipline.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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E: dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 271 7884

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.