Academic and practical teaching covering all aspects of orthodontic diagnosis and care including normal development; growth modifications; fixed appliances and the biological principles of orthodontic tooth movement. Participation in related research programmes, including: laboratory materials investigations; clinical studies and biological investigations.
University of Malta joint degree option.
- The sole means of specialist training in orthodontics.
- Includes formal teacher training to allow the you to qualify with a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, requires that you are exposed to teaching scenarios and undergraduate orthodontic teaching.
- e-Learning material developed to create a learning resource that can be accessed from outside the campus to supplement your education.
Students use this programme for career development.
Professor Fraser McDonald
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Inter-Collegiate Board of the English and Glasgow Royal Surgical Colleges have approved the programme for award of the MOrth diploma after completion of specialist training. Candidates are able to conjointly take the MSc and MOrth Edinburgh in one sitting. Further details are available on request.
King's College London (in collaboration with University of Malta where appropriate)
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Three years FT, October to September.
Guy's and Denmark Hill campuses. University of Malta for joint degree candidates.
Year of entry 2013
31 December 2012.
8 UK/EEA, 5 overseas. 10 every three years for joint degree with University of Malta.
FT Home: £11000 (2013)
FT Overseas: £37500 (2013)
Ms Stephanie Hann, tel 020 7188 4415, fax 020 7188 4415.
Orthodontics is for dentists on a three-year Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) - approved training programme in orthodontics preparing for the MOrth examination of one of the Surgical Royal Colleges, or the Maltese equivalent. To provide a sound academic basis for orthodontic practice.
Academic and practical teaching that covers: all aspects of orthodontics diagnosis and care including normal development; growth modification; fixed, functional and retaining applicances and the biological principles of orthodontic tooth movement as well as multidisciplinary treatment involving orthognathic surgery and restorative dentistry. Participation in the related research programmes, including: laboratory materials investigations; clinical studies and biological investigations. Complies with the principles of Erasmus and supports the European Union directives on specialisation in orthodontics. For UK candidates, prepares you for the MOrth of one of the Royal Surgical Colleges.
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.
NHS Hospital Trusts
The clinical component of the course may include sessions at some of the following hospital trusts. This is a unique aspect of the training on this course at King’s College London and provides the students with the opportunity for a very wide-based clinical experience. All departments have been visited as part of Quality Assurance of the university.
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust:
London SW17 0QT
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7QB
Queen Victoria Hospital
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
Kent DA14 6LT
Tel: 020 8302 2678
Royal Sussex County Hospital
William Harvey Hospital,
Medway Maritime Hospital
Croydon University Hospital
530 London Road
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Core programme content
- Part 1: Science of Orthodontics;
- Part 2: Clinical Orthodontics;
- Part 3: Orthodontics Clinical;
- Part 4: Orthodontics Research.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, plus an additional 300 credits of non-modular supervised clinical work and, for KCL Candidates, a further 60 credits compromising the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice are offered to those students whose academic progress is appropriate. Modules are grouped into three distinct types: 1) Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of orthodontics assessed by written examination; 2) One clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, practical, or oral examinations; 3) One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral examination.
- Typical MSc Orthodontics examination questions can be found here
- Sample term time essay questions can be found here
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
Module code: 7NODDD02
Credit level: 7
This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Orthodontics at masters level. At the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the following areas which are relevant to the study of Orthodontics: Biomedical sciences; Applied Radiological science; Applied Materials science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Statistics; Scientific basis of orthodontics; Patient management; Applied Human disease; Restorative treatment planning; Research methodology; Professional responsibility. You will also be able to form concepts of oral health, devise and support arguments for oral health, reflect critically on your own academic work and your approach to clinical work. Assessment is by written examination.
Module code: 7NODDD03
Credit level: 7
This 60 credit module aims to produce a dentist proficient and skilful in Orthodontics. At the end of the module you will be able to undertake the following tasks relevant to the practice of Orthodontics: Undertake diagnosis and treatment planning; Take appropriate responsibility; Solve complex clinical problems; Perform clinical procedures; Manage effectively patients, resources and time; Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and dental technicians; Develop appropriate computer skills; Perform good clinical governance; Ability to reflect critically on your own clinical work. Assessment is by case presentation, clinical examination, practical examination and oral examination.
Module code: 7NODDD04
Credit level: 7
This 60 credit module provides students 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 oral examination.
Module code: 7NODDD01
Credit level: 7
This 30 credit module aims to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Orthodontics at masters level. 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 Orthodontics: Biomedical sciences; Radiological science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Statistics; Scientific basis of orthodontics; Human disease; Research methodology. You will 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
All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. EU applicants will normally need to satisfy any additional specialist training requirements. For UK applicants FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable.
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 not be considered until after the deadline date (31st December). Candidates will then be shortlisted for interviews which will be held in February or March. If selected for interview, you should bring to interview a portfolio of clinical dentistry to demonstrate your clinical skills.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Applicants must demonstrate a focused interest in orthodontics. Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.
UK/EEA trainees appointed as specialist registrars will receive an SpR salary for each of the three years. Others are self-funded.
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