2019 start
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.
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Course description

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.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Basic Principles of Pathology
  • Basic Techniques in Histopathology
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Laboratory Research Methods
  • Diagnostic Oral Pathology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Advanced Oral Histopathology
  • Dissertation

Teaching

Teaching is through:

  • An induction period
  • 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

Duration

1 year 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 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 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's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 9318 or +44 114 215 9319

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