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This programme is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledge of this clinical specialty at a postgraduate level. There are three components: Research Methods and Biostatistics Specialist Clinical Component and a Research Component. The aim of the Research Methods and Biostatistics components is to enable students to become competent in the design, data collection, and simple analysis and interpretation of clinical research projects. The aim of the Specialist Clinical Component is to give students an understanding of the scientific basis of oral and maxillofacial surgery with particular emphasis on current theories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of patients. The evidence base supporting clinical surgical practice is emphasised. The Specialist Clinical Component permits observation of a wide range of surgery including facial trauma, implant and reconstructive, cancer and reconstructive, salivary gland and orthognathic surgery, as well as participation in dentoalveolar surgery. The aim of the Research Component is to offer research training in identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project. The research project is in line with the research themes of control of pain and anxiety or surgical implantology or oral cancer and health services research. The core text book for the course is provided. This book, Master Dentistry Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Oral Medicine (ISBN 0443061920), has been produced by School of Dentistry staff: Coulthard, Horner, Sloan and Theaker. The programme aims to provide dental practitioners with the knowledge and skills to undertake minor oral surgery in the context of a wider knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The clinical component consists of the following modules: - Surgical Basic Sciences (Basic surgical science, preoperative and postoperative care) - Patient Care (Assessing patients, medical aspects of patient care and control of pain and anxiety) - Dental Tissues (Infections and inflammation of the teeth and jaws, removal of teeth and surgical implantology) - Bone: Disease and Injury (Diseases of bone and the maxillary sinus, oral and maxillofacial injuries) - Soft Tissues (Cysts, mucosal disease, premalignancy and malignancy) - Salivary Tissue, Pain and TMJ (Salivary gland disease, facial pain and disorders of the temporomandibular joint) The MSc includes a research project and dissertation. Examples of dissertations submitted include: - A systematic review of randomised controlled clinical trials comparing the adverse effects of articaine and lidocaine as local anaesthetic agents - A systematic review of the side effects of inhalation conscious sedation - Implant survival with different numbers of dental implants in the mandibular implant over denture: A retrospective cohort study - National use of conscious sedation in dentistry - Evaluation of pain in paediatric patients undergoing oral surgery The Research Methods Course starts in September as the students are registered, and includes introductory information from the School of Dentistry. Assessment is by essay and multiple choice questions throughout the programmes and related to the taught modules. Students maintain a clinical surgical logbook and undertake a clinical competency test. There is also an oral examination. The programme prepares students for a future career in clinical practice, teaching or research. Some graduates return to established surgical practice whilst for many this degree forms the first step in training and they go on to pursue specialist clinical training and appropriate clinical examinations. Graduates may find their advanced knowledge a good foundation for surgical dentistry, oral surgery or oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. Some graduates proceed to undertake higher research degrees such as MPhil or PhD. There are no deadlines for receipt of applications although early application is a

This programme is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledge of this clinical specialty at a postgraduate level. There are three components: Research Methods and Biostatistics Specialist Clinical Component and a Research Component. The aim of the Research Methods and Biostatistics components is to enable students to become competent in the design, data collection, and simple...

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