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Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc

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Overview

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.


Key benefits

  • 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.

  • Contributions from guest speakers from the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists & Technologists on their area of study.

Key information

Application status Closed

Duration Two years, September start. Next cohort September 2018.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake Maximum 5.

Course leaders

Dr Trevor Coward

 

Further details

Course contact for further information

Rachel Chin 0207 188 1864

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

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Course detail

Description

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.

Course purpose

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.

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Course format and assessment

Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, as follows:
  1. Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of maxillofacial and craniofacial technology, usually 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, a clinical/technical log and an oral examination;

  3. One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.

Extra 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.

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules

 Required modules:

  • Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
  • Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology - continued in year 2
  • Clinical - continued in year 2
  • Research - continued in year 2
Optional Modules

Year 2

Required modules:

  • Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits) - continued from year 1
  • Clinical (60 credits) - continued from year 1
  • Research (60 credits) - continued from year 1

Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

UK applicants: Diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) or a degree in Dental Technology with two years' post-qualification technical experience. 

International 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.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.

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. 


Applications received after the closing date will be held as reserve applications, in case there are vacancies or places become available.

Personal statement and 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.

Application closing date

This programme is closed for applications for 2017 entry. Applications for entry in September 2018 will open in September 2017.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

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Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: n/a - closed for applications - next year of entry 2018
  • Full time overseas fees: n/a - closed for applications - next year of entry 2018

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

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