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.
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.
Students use this programme for career development.
Year of entry 2013