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.
About the course
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.
- 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 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.
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.
2 years full-time
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.
Fees and funding
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