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Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc

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Our ground-breaking course provides training to a specialist level for dental technicians, maxillofacial prosthetists and dentists. Students are exposed to multiple teaching styles which include consultant-led clinics, chair-side guidance, small group work and close mentoring, with emphasis on the importance of evidence base in the literature. Instruction is consistent with the demands of the IMPT Curriculum for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and recognises how this interrelates with other rehabilitation skills.

Key benefits

  • Clinical consultation and hands-on patient treatment.
  • Advanced technology, including 3D imaging/ modelling and 3D surgical planning.
  • Pre-operative planning and creation of anatomical models from digital data.
  • Participation in surgical observations and multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Dissertation, including research methodology and experimental work.

The course teaches clinical and technical aspects for the provision of facial and ocular prostheses, orbital and skull cranioplasties and obturators. It also includes recognising oral disease, infections and skins lesions directly related to the provision of intra- and extra-oral prostheses and core teaching in all restorative disciplines. Examples of research areas include: 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.

Course Aims

  • For both overseas and UK/EU applicants, the course provides training to dental technicians and dentists at specialist level in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies:

Year

Lectures, seminars and feedback

Self-study/research

Supervised clinical practice

Year 1

441 hours per year

147 hours per year

294 hours per year

Year 2

147 hours per year

294 hours per year

441 hours per year

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus with some seminars and clinics also at Denmark Hill Campus.

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.

Assessment

    Two modules are assessed by unseen written paper.

    The clinical module is assessed by a combination of clinical examination, oral examination and clinical and technical logs. The research module is assessed by a project and an oral examination.

    The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

    Extra information

    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

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

    Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
    Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
    Clinical (60 credits)
    Research (60 credits)

    Year 2

    Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
    Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
    Clinical (60 credits)
    Research (60 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Graduates will be capable of assuming a more responsible position within the field of Maxillofacial Technology. Additionally, graduates will be able to offer experience in advanced technologies and assist in the management of research projects.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

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

    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 deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Clothing for optional course related events and competition
    • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
    • Internet access
    • Computer equipment
    • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks
    • Photography equipment (to be discussed further at enrolment): encrypted USB; photo editing software
    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • Library fees and fines
    • Personal photocopies
    • Printing course materials
    • Society membership fees
    • Conference attendance (optional)
    • Stationery
    • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
    • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    The course teaches clinical and technical aspects for the provision of facial and ocular prostheses, orbital and skull cranioplasties and obturators. It also includes recognising oral disease, infections and skins lesions directly related to the provision of intra- and extra-oral prostheses and core teaching in all restorative disciplines. Examples of research areas include: 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.

    Course Aims

    • For both overseas and UK/EU applicants, the course provides training to dental technicians and dentists at specialist level in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.

    Base campuses

    campus guys
    Guy’s Campus

    The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies:

    Year

    Lectures, seminars and feedback

    Self-study/research

    Supervised clinical practice

    Year 1

    441 hours per year

    147 hours per year

    294 hours per year

    Year 2

    147 hours per year

    294 hours per year

    441 hours per year

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus with some seminars and clinics also at Denmark Hill Campus.

    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.

    Assessment

      Two modules are assessed by unseen written paper.

      The clinical module is assessed by a combination of clinical examination, oral examination and clinical and technical logs. The research module is assessed by a project and an oral examination.

      The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

      Extra information

      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

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

      Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
      Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
      Clinical (60 credits)
      Research (60 credits)

      Year 2

      Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
      Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
      Clinical (60 credits)
      Research (60 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Graduates will be capable of assuming a more responsible position within the field of Maxillofacial Technology. Additionally, graduates will be able to offer experience in advanced technologies and assist in the management of research projects.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

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

      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 deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Clothing for optional course related events and competition
      • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
      • Internet access
      • Computer equipment
      • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks
      • Photography equipment (to be discussed further at enrolment): encrypted USB; photo editing software
      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • Library fees and fines
      • Personal photocopies
      • Printing course materials
      • Society membership fees
      • Conference attendance (optional)
      • Stationery
      • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
      • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
      • Graduation costs

      Funding

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