Regenerative Dentistry

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MSc

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Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
Academic, practical and research teaching covering all aspects of the latest developments in regenerative dentistry including dental stem cell culture, iPS and ES cells, tooth bioengineering and role of stem cells in tooth repair. A major feature of the course is a research project carried out in one of the research groups and supported by practical demonstrations and evaluation of research publications.

KEY BENEFITS
  • Training in research methodologies and critical evaluation of data.
  • Taught course on the very latest advances.
  • World renound department.
KEY FACTS
Student destinations
Students use this programme for career development
Programme leader/s
Professor Paul Sharpe
Accreditation
UK 180/ECTS 90
Awarding Institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Duration
One year, October to September (October 2013 entry).
Location
Dental Institute, Tower Wing, Guy's Campus.
Year of entry 2015
Offered by
Dental Institute
Closing date
31 December 2013 (October 2014 entry)
Intake
2 UK/EEA, 6 overseas students.
Fees
FT Home: £8,000 (2014)
FT Overseas: £19,570 (2014)
CONTACTS
Contact information
Mrs Sharon Pudaruth
tel +44 (0)20 7188 1795
fax +44 (0)20 7188 1674

Email

PURPOSE
Regenerative dentistry is for both dentists and biological scientists who desire to learn more about the latest advances in cell and molecule-based dentistry and also gain experience in carrying out laboratory-based, cutting-edge research in dental stem cell biology.

DESCRIPTION

Taught course elements include: Introduction to stem cells, ES and iPS, Dental stem cells, Endogenous dentine repair, Endodontic applications of stem cells, Whole tooth regeneration, Scaffolds and bone regeneration, Salivary gland regeneration, Periodontal ligament restoration, GMP cell culture.

Research and practical elements include a research project, practical demonstrations of dental pulp stem cell culture combined with critical evaluation of research methods and approaches in dental stem cell biology.



STRUCTURE OVERVIEW
Core programme content
  • Part 1: Lectures in Regenerative Dentistry;
  • Part 2: Laboratory skills in Regenerative Dentistry;
  • Part 3: Experimental approaches and project design in craniofacial sciences;
  • Part 4: Laboratory Project in Regenerative Dentistry.


Indicative non-core content
All modules are compulsory

FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Module 1: Lectures in Regenerative Dentistry. Written exam.
Module 2: Laboratory skills in Regenerative Dentistry. Practical tests and written report.
Module 3: Experimental approaches and project design in craniofacial sciences. Written report.
Module 4: Laboratory Project in Regenerative Dentistry. Written report and seminar presentation.


ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
All applicants: a dental, medical or biological sciences qualification.
NON ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced criminal conviction check
Required for successful applicants
Occupational Health clearance required?

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply for most of our postgraduate programmes at King's you will need to complete our postgraduate online application form. A minority of programmes have a different application procedure which will be outlined below. 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 postgraduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online postgraduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.

If you have already applied to King's through our online application form you can check the status of your application by logging into myApplication

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Home/EU applicants apply separately through the London Deanery.

For overseas and University of Malta joint degree applicants, 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. If your application is held for further consideration following the closing date, shortlisting is held by the end of February. Interviews (if necessary) are held when potential students are in the UK (or Malta) during the year and by 30 April.

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

Applicants must demonstrate a focused interest in regenerative dentistry and a strong academic background. Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.



FUNDING
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