This programme is suitable for Maxillofacial Prosthetists, Technologists and Prosthodontists who wish to develop their technical skills and would like to develop higher standards of clinical practice.
This innovative programme offers seven modules over three years through part time distance and e-learning training to obtain 180 credits at level 7 for an MSc.
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate extended knowledge, understanding and advanced skills in the treatment of patients who require prosthetic facial rehabilitation. It covers a broad range of treatments for replacement of missing hard and soft tissues using both traditional and advanced digital technologies.
Through optional modules you will focus your study on prosthodontics, or psychology for maxillofacial prosthetics. The module on the psychological and social support required in facial rehabilitation covers skills in communication, counselling and an appreciation of the psychosocial effects of surgical treatment. The module on oro-facial prosthodontics covers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and management of patients with fixed and removable implants.
Students develop their clinical skills further by developing a clinical portfolio of four cases, using videographic material to demonstrate their practical abilities. Students on the psychological module will be required to cover a range of facial prosthetics retained by varying methods, while students taking the prosthodontics module will demonstrate prosthetic/restorative cases. Students taking this module must be clinically qualified to perform prosthodontic procedures.
The mode of delivery is Distance Learning, which combines online and face-to-face components, enables Maxillofacial Prosthetists, Technologists and Prosthodontists to remain in clinical practice while training. This ensures no loss of income or work experience and establishes practice using skills learnt on the programme. The course has been designed to provide theory, support and discussion groups by online training using a dedicated virtual learning environment to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.
The programme employs theory, support and discussion groups using online tools and a dedicated virtual learning environment to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.
The Unit of Distance Learning consists of a team of highly experienced administrative and support staff dedicated to providing support to students. Combined with the use of a comprehensive online educational delivery system, this allows students to interact with staff and colleagues, to further enhance their learning experience.
Partial completion or early exit may result in the award of a Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma.
Intensive Face-to-Face Course
To supplement your online teaching you will also receive hands-on clinical training at our training centres. Designated tutors are present to offer expert guidance to students on complex procedures and clinical skills. There are two compulsory face to face courses, which require attendance for seven days in year 1 and 10 days in year two.
Further information is available on request.
Dr Trevor Coward
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Three years distance learning (January 2014 start).
Study from home using specially prepared flexible learning materials. In years one and two students attend a compulsory intensive face-to-face course in Pune, India.
It is anticipated that graduates will continue in clinical practice offering a high standard of clinical care with an increased confidence and ability.
Year of entry 2013