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Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc

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Overview

Our Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc has been designed for maxillofacial prosthetists, technologists and prosthodontists to learn to use cutting edge digital technology for intra and extra-oral prosthetic facial rehabilitation in clinical practice.

Delivered primarily online, the programme will enable you to develop your technical skills and develop higher standards of clinical practice without disrupting your professional and personal life. The content is prepared by world-leading experts, augmented with face-to-face skills training, and enables you to enhance your knowledge of prosthetic facial rehabilitation and improve your clinical and technical skills while continuing to practice anywhere in the world. 


Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research.
  • Pioneers of distance learning in dentistry with over 20 years’ experience.
  • Intensive face-to-face residential blocks, teaching theory and best clinical practice.
  • International teaching team of world experts.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Three years distance learning

Study mode Distance Learning

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 20 distance learning students per year.

Course leaders

Dr Trevor Coward

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Distance Learning:
tel: +44 (0)20 7188 6444

Course contact email:
distancedentistry@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

Department

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Entry requirements & how to apply


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

All of the following requirements must be met by applicants:

Qualification and employment status

  • UK applicants will be expected to have a diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) or a degree in Dental Technology with at least two years post-qualification technical experience.

  • Overseas applicants should have a dental technology qualification and at least two years postgraduate 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.

  • Overseas applicants will also be accepted with a dental qualification if employed as a prosthodontist in a dental practice, dental school, hospital, or community dental services environment.

Access to facilities and equipment

  • Access to appropriate library facilities, email and internet.

  • Adequate clinical facilities and access to patients requiring treatment relevant to your subject area.

  • Approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given on this).

  • Access to an appropriate dental library.

Other requirements

  • USB headset with a microphone (or separate headphones and microphone).

  • Webcam.

  • Internet connection - broadband is preferable. Ideally with minimum speeds of 2Mbps down and 3Mbps up.

  • A wired internet connection is preferable, so if you have wireless internet access, you may need to be able to connect your computer by cable to maintain a high-quality connection during tutorials.

  • Javascript must be enabled.

  • Cookies must be enabled.

  • Popup windows must be enabled.

Application procedure

Completed applications (consisting of an online application form, two references, transcripts of previous qualifications and evidence of English Language score where required) will be considered on a "first come first served" basis according to the date of completion of the application. Early applications are strongly advised.

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 to reject the application.

You should expect to receive this initial decision within six weeks of the date of submission of the completed application, although this may be slightly longer at peak periods near to the closing date. Applicants who are offered a place will have to provide original documentation of their previous qualifications, and pay a non-refundable deposit, before access to the online virtual learning environment will be given at the start of the course.

 

Personal statement and supporting information

You should describe how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focused interest in the programme. You should also confirm that you have read the computing specification required to commence the programme, which can be viewed here and provide details of your access to:

  • Adequate clinical facilities and an appropriate selection of patients;

  • Approved video equipment, as part of the communication process (advice on this will be given in the first intensive face-to-face course);

  • An appropriate dental library.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 2 December 2016 for January 2017 entry. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

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Course detail

Description

This programme will allow you to develop and demonstrate your extended knowledge, understanding and advanced skills in the treatment of patients who require prosthetic facial rehabilitation. You will study and practice a broad range of treatments for the replacement of missing hard and soft tissues, using both traditional and advanced digital technologies. The course includes:

  • Advanced prosthodontics, implantology, ocular prosthetics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, treatment planning and prosthesis design.
  • Digital technology, colour science, medical emergencies, cross infection control and care of medically/clinically compromised patients.
  • Biomaterials science, craniofacial implants, silicone elastomers and gels, tissue engineering and bone substitutes, biocompatibility.
  • Psychology of managing terminally ill patients, counselling skills and forming integrated care plans, or intra oral implantology, and advanced fixed and removable prosthodontics

Intensive face-to-face training blocks
Delivered primarily online, the course also provides 18 days of intensive teaching and practical training at Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, India. Under expert supervision, these blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year.

Teaching

You will be taught mostly online through King's E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. This gives you the freedom to study without interrupting your work and personal life, and to put your skills directly into practice. Our students participate in online tutorials and discussion groups, interacting with expert tutors and their fellow students. Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training take place in blocks in the first two years. Students are required to undertake and submit 4 cases of clinical work in their place of work. 

The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment plans and/or any advice in relation to patient care will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the programme. Patient treatment and care is the sole responsibility of the treating clinician. Advice regarding the suitability of a clinical case for submission for the clinical module can be given at the tutor’s discretion.

Course format and assessment

60% per cent of each module will be assessed through exams and 40% through in-course assessment, with the exception of the Clinical Practice module, which is assessed entirely through coursework, and the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation Research Report module which is assessed on a dissertation.

You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.

Structure

  • Required Modules

    • Maxillofacial & Ocular Prosthetics (20 credits)
    • Patient management (20 credits)
    • Research methods (20 credits)
    • Face-to-face training block
    • Applied science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (20 credits)
    • Psychological & social issues (20 credits)
    • Face-to-face training block

    • Clinical Practice (20 credits)
    • Report (60 credits)

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Career prospects

We expect that you will continue in clinical practice, offering a high standard of clinical care with increased confidence and ability.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

Part time tuition fees apply - see below

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

Part time tuition fees apply - see below

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£7,950 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£7,950 p.a. (2016/17)*

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

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. 

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU and INTERNATIONAL deposit is £1,000.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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