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Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc

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The application deadline for this course has been extended until 3 December 2018. Applications will remain open if places are available and courses will be closed as soon as they are full.

Please note, face-to-face training for 2019 entry will take place in India (Pune) on Friday 1 March - Saturday 9 March 2019.

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 course will enable you to develop your technical skills and develop higher standards of clinical practice. The content is prepared by world-leading experts, augmented with face-to-face training, and enables you to enhance your knowledge of prosthetic facial rehabilitation and improve your clinical and technical skills while continuing to practice.

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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 training blocks, teaching theory and best clinical practice.
  • Teaching team of world experts led by Dr Trevor Coward.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start.

Study mode Distance Learning

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course leaders

Dr Trevor Coward

Further details

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

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

Locations

 

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Innovations in prosthetic technologies

Traditional methods of prosthesis are time consuming and can be invasive for patients.

Researchers from King’s are working on developing a new and more reliable method, using a 3D printer, to replicate the prosthesis much more quickly. Watch Dr Trevor Coward, Reader/Hon.Consultant in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Rehabilitation, and Professor Lucy Di-Silvio, Tissue Engineering , talk about their work.

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Course detail

Description

This course 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.

Face-to-face training for 2019 entry will take place in India (Pune) on Friday 1 March - Saturday 9 March 2019.

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. 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 four cases of clinical work in their place of work.

Please note - The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment plans and/or any advice in relation to care of individual patients will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the course. 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.

The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. 

 Online lectures, seminars
and tutor feedback (hours) 
Self-study, practice and
assignments (hours) 
Face-to-face training and
lectures (hours)  
Year 1   60 380 60
Year 2   30 546 80 
Year 3   30 420

 

Course format and assessment

60% 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

Year 1

Required Modules
  • Maxillofacial & Ocular Prosthetics (20 credits)
  • Patient Management (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Face-to-face training block

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. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Year 2

Required Modules
  • Applied Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (20 credits)
  • Psychological & Social Issues (20 credits)
  • Face-to-face training block

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. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Year 3

Required Modules
  • Clinical Practice (20 credits)
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation Research Report (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. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Entry requirements
Minimum UK requirements   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.
International requirements  
  • 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.

English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
 Other requirements  

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

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies.

Completed applications (consisting of an online application form, both 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 be expect to receive this initial decision within six weeks of the date of completion 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 documentary evidence 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 your course.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes

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 in the entry requirements section 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 teaching block);

  • An appropriate dental library.

Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Yes You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

 

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 3 December 2018 for January 2019 entry. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will remain open if places are available and courses will be closed as soon as they are full.

 

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 Home/EU fees: Part time tuition fees apply - see below
  • Full time overseas fees: Part time tuition fees apply - see below
  • Part time Home/EU fees: £8,800 per year (2018/19)*
  • Part time overseas fees: £8,800 per year (2018/19)*

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.

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 (2018/19).

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.

Additional costs/expenses

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

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for the face-to-face training blocks in India during years 1 and 2
  • Internet access
  • Computer equipment detailed above
  • Photography equipment (to be discussed further at enrolment)
  • A digital camera with a macro lens and ring flash
  • SD card 
  • 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
  • Blank cds/usb sticks for submitting clinical cases
  • Postage for mailing assignments/clinical work to London
  • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
  • Graduation costs

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

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