Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology ground-breaking programme open to both dental technicians and dentists. Teaches clinical and technical aspects of facial prostheses; ocular prostheses; orbital and skull cranioplasties and obturators. Covers: recognising oral disease; infections; skin lesions related to intra- and extra-oral prostheses; core modules in all restorative disciplines.
- Only MSc in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology in UK and Europe.
- Opportunity for students to participate in the use of advanced technology with pre-operative planning and creation of anatomical models from digital data.
- Contibutions from guest speakers from the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists & Technologists on their area of study.
Graduates will be capable of assuming a more responsible position within the field of Maxillofacial Technology. Additionally, graduates will be able to offer experience in advanced technologies and assist in the management of research projects.
Dr Trevor Coward
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Two years (one day distance learning, two days at College).
Principally at Guy's Campus; also at Denmark Hill Campus.
Year of entry 2013
This programme has an entrance intake every other year (ie 2014, 2016, 2018 etc). Applications are invited for the programme in the January or February of the intake year.
FT Home: £9000 (2013)
FT Overseas: £19000 (2013)
Dr Trevor Coward, tel 020 7346 3594.
Ground breaking programme open to both dental technicians and dentists. For both overseas and UK applicants the programme provides training to a specialist level in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.
Teaches clinical and technical aspects for the provision of facial prostheses; ocular prostheses; orbital and skull cranioplasties and obturators. Programme includes: recognising oral disease; infections; skins lesions directly related to the provision on intra- and extraoral prostheses; core teaching in all restorative disciplines. Participate in research programmes, including: investigation into digital technologies used in colour formulation of facial prostheses; biocompatibility of titanium to hard and soft tissue for cranioplasties; bonding of acrylic to silicone and patient centred outcomes of implant treatment.
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
As we are seeking to identify your suitability for this clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical dental students at King's. Further information will be given should you choose to apply. Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.
Core programme content
- Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology;
- Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology;
- Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology Clinical;
- Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology Research.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, as follows:
- Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of maxillofacial and craniofacial technology, usually assessed by written examination;
- One clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, a clinical/technical log and an oral examination;
- One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
Module code: 7NPTCT02
Credit level: 7
This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology. At the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and deep understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology: Applied Radiological Science; Applied Digital Technology; Applied Materials Science; Orthognathic Surgical Planning; Implantology; Facial Prostheses; Patient Management; Applied Human Disease; Applied Immunology; Applied Microbiology; Professional Responsibility; Craniofacial Abnormalities & Surgery. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health and reflect critically on your own academic and clinical work. Assessment is by written examination.
Module code: 7NPTCT03
Credit level: 7
This 60 credit module aims to produce a Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Prosthetist proficient in clinical and technical skills at masters level. In addition, to develop an appreciation of the need for lifelong learning, and the need to apply advances in relevant knowledge. On completion of the module you will be able to: Have the necessary underpinning knowledge to confidently manage patients with a wide variety of medical and maxillofacial conditions and to satisfy the clinical, legal, ethical and health and safety requirements of the profession; Understand and practice safely within guidelines for clinical governance; Perform infection control procedures; Communicate on a professional level with the patient, members of the maxillofacial team and other Health Care Workers; Be familiar with the manifestations of anxiety and pain and be aware of the various methods available in their management and control; Manage patients fears and anxiety and empathise with patients in stressful situations; Manage competently medical emergencies at the chair side; Identify and assess patients at medical risk in the surgery and refer appropriately or seek medical advice before initiating treatment; Undertake advanced diagnosis and treatment planning of patients requiring maxillofacial prostheses of maxillofacial technical planning; Have the ability to reflect on your own work (clinical and technical). Assessment is by clinical examination, oral examination and the assessment of a clinical and technical log.
Module code: 7NPTCT04
Credit level: 7
This 60 credit module provides you with a scientifically rigorous research experience through undertaking a piece of research work and writing a report of the findings including a relevant literature review and appropriate statistical analysis.At the end of the module, you will be able to; Analyse both scientific and clinical data; Critically review the relevant scientific literature; Plan a research project; Understand how to apply statistical analyses; Carry out a research project; Understand the effect of experimental variables; Use information and communications technology; Devise and support arguments for oral health; Present your work both orally and in writing. Assessment is by dissertation and by oral examination.
Module code: 7NPTCT01
Credit level: 7
This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology. At the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and deep understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology: Anatomy of the Head & Neck; Material Science; Basic Biomedical Sciences; Basic Pathology; Basic Immunology; Basic Microbiology; Radiological Science; Digital Technology; Scientific basis of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology; Human disease. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health and reflect critically on your own academic work. Assessment is by written examination.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
UK applicants: Diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) or a degree in Dental Technology with two years' post-qualification technical experience. Overseas applicants: a dental technology qualification and at least two years' graduate experience. Overseas applicants will not be expected to have completed the Diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) but must have a focused interest in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Completed applications (which will normally consist of an online application form, both references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV)
will be considered on a "first come first served" according to the date of completion of the application.
Applications will be initially considered by two academic members of staff. The initial decision will be to either confirm the offer of a place without an interview, invite you for an interview, hold your application for further consideration following the official closing date for applications or reject. It is expected that the majority of applicants offered a place will be required to attend an interview beforehand.
You should be expect to receive this initial decision within three weeks of the date of completion of the application, although this may be slightly longer at peak periods near to the closing date. Applications held for further consideration will be shortlisted within one month of the official closing date. All interviews will be completed by 31 March and applicants notified shortly afterwards.
Applications received after the closing date will be held as reserve applications, in case there are vacancies or places become available.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
You should show how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focussed interest in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology. Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.
Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc
The MSc programme in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Technology has been designed for practising Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (MPTs) who wish to advance their knowledge in advanced procedures/applications and wish to participate in research. This is currently the only Masters programme in Europe and provides training for exceptional students who may wish to consider registration for a PhD in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial materials and technology.
The unique feature of this programme permits students to attend multi-disciplinary team meetings and attend follow-up sessions, including theatre and clinical rehabilitation of the patient. It utilises the combined services of Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital Trust, providing an ideal clinical base that offers excellent educational opportunities covering a wide range of treatments for students to experience.
External speakers, expert in their field of knowledge, regularly contribute to the educational experience of the programme. International links are also being forged with the MAMS programme in Chicago, which will permit student interaction and provide an exchange of lectures, tutorials and seminars.
One of the greatest challenges for the MPT is to rehabilitate a patient with a facial prosthesis (eg ear, eye nose) which matches the natural surrounding tissue. My research has been based upon using three dimensional technologies to provide prostheses of adequate shape and dimensions. More recently, by using spectrophotometry in conjunction with colour formulation software, King's Dental Institute and a commercial company have developed a digital system capable of matching silicone to the patient's own skin.