MClinDent Orthodontics

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 intensive mix of lectures, seminars and clinical work teaches the academic and clinical skills needed to practise orthodontics.

You'll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. By the time you graduate, you should be able to diagnose and manage most conditions pertaining to orthodontics.

A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes.

This course will run in 2016 for UK/EEA nationals only. The next course available to non UK/EEA nationals will start in September 2017.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Core modules

  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I
  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Orthodontic Case Studies and Dissertation
  • Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes I
  • Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes II
  • Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes III
  • Systematically Reviewing the Research Literature
  • Research Project Literature Review
  • Orthodontic Thesis

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Demonstrations
  • Clinical sessions
  • Laboratory and typodont exercises
  • Working with a number of patients, you'll get extensive practical clinical experience in the use of fixed, removable and functional appliances

Assessment

  • Continuous assessment
  • Final exam with clinical and academic components
  • Dissertation based on research project
  • Presentation of selected patient records

Course duration

2 years full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes.

The programme includes all the features of the first two years of the Curriculum and Specialist Training Programme in Orthodontics approved by the UK General Dental Council.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Core modules

  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I
  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Orthodontic Case Studies and Dissertation

Teaching

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, online learning, demonstrations, clinical sessions, laboratory and typodont exercises.

Working with a number of patients, you’ll get extensive practical clinical experience in the use of fixed, removable and functional appliances.

Assessment

Continuous assessment, final examination with clinical and academic components, dissertation based on research project, presentation of selected patient records.

Course duration

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You need a primary university dental degree from a recognised institution, and a minimum of two years’ post-qualification clinical experience.

You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.

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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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

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.