MMedSci in Diagnostic Oral Pathology
Why choose the MMedSci in Diagnostic Oral Pathology at Sheffield?
This course is suitable for UK, European and overseas applicants and provides students with a strong grounding in the fundamental principles of Diagnostic Oral Pathology including the principles of research that inform clinical practice.
The course is taught by experienced senior oral & maxillofacial pathologists and scientists with international reputations in the field and includes seminars, course work, directed self learning and supervised pathology practice. A modular structure enables students not wishing to complete a dissertation may complete either the Certificate or the Diploma as alternatives.
A Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with one year minimum postgraduate experience, preferably 2 years.
An overall score of IELTS 7 with at least 6 in each component.
This certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the start date of the programme.
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(Please note each year our fee's include a small inflationary increase)
Students are expected to meet the cost of dissertation binding (£12 per copy)
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Oral Pathology is a specialism both of pathology and of dentistry. Pathology is the laboratory science dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes and nature of disease and histopathology is that branch of pathology involving the study of changes in tissues. The Master of Medical Science (MMedSci) course in Diagnostic Oral Pathology is concerned with the pathology of diseases and disorders that affect the tissues and organs of the oral cavity and its related structures.
The course builds upon the basic understanding of pathology and oral pathology that will have been gained at undergraduate level and is particularly suited to those who have obtained some relevant postgraduate experience in a related clinical discipline. It provides a suitable basis for those who may wish to pursue further studies in oral pathology or to better inform their training in related clinical disciplines.
Aims and objectives
Students must complete a total of 180 credits. The modules available are: Basic principles of pathology (15 credits), Basic techniques in histopathology 15 credits), Laboratory research methods (15 credits), Research problems and approaches (15 credits), Current concepts in dentistry (15 credits), Diagnostic oral pathology (30 credits) and Advanced histopathology (15 credits). One third of the course (60 credits) involves a research project and submission of a written dissertation.