School - School of Health and Society
Subject area - Radiography and Occupational Therapy
Start Date(s): September
MSc (three years part-time)
PgDip (18 months to two years part-time)
Part-time - £8,000 per year
- Treat patients that ICE finds for you at their purpose-built hospital
- Learn from leading implant experts and clinical mentors
- Develop clinical skills and competency in Implant Dentistry
- A part-time only course
This MSc in Dental Implantology programme at the University of Salford has been developed in partnership with ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital. This partnership will allow you as a student to gain hands on supervised learning in a highly technical clinical setting.
Key features of the course:
- Patients and trained mentors are provided by ICE, this way ensuring that you are supported throughout your training and can focus on developing your skills.
- A unique state of the art learning environment at the ICE implant hospital .
- Evidence-based teaching making the course transferable to your clinic .
- Access to cutting edge digital dentistry equipment at the ICE National Reference Centre for Digital Dentistry.
The PGDip/MSc Programme in Dental Implantology is aimed at dental practitioners who hold a GDC registrable dental degree and two years post-qualification experience in hospital service or general dental practice.
This course is delivered in partnership with the ICE Postgraduate Dental Hospital and Institute.Fees
For UK/EU students the following instalments are available for September registration, the following payment options are available:
1. Payment in full at online registration
2. Eight instalments - 25 Oct to 25 May - £1,000 per month
Postgraduate Diploma: 120 graduate credits in your chosen pathway of study
MSc: 180 graduate credits in your chosen pathway of study to include the Dissertation module
Postgraduate Diploma: 120 postgraduate credits in your chosen pathway of study
MSc: 180 postgraduate credits in your chosen pathway of study to include the Dissertation module
The Institute of Clinical Excellence (ICE) and the University of Salford run this MSc/PGDip programme jointly. As a learning centre, ICE consists of fully equipped teaching clinics, including one operating theatre with a live AV link to the lecture theatre for live surgery. This programme will allow you to gain hands on supervised study in a clinical setting.
This MSc/PgDip in Dental Implantology Programme is aimed to equip you with core clinical skills and competency in both the restorative and surgical aspects of implant dentistry, through a combination of clinical support and academic teaching in accordance with the GDP/FGDP Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.
The course has been specifically designed to take the stress away of finding patients and provide a mentor to help you complete your first few cases with confidence. You will treat a minimum of four patients and learn to use multiple-implant systems. Your supervised learning will take place within the ICE purpose-built facilities and you will gain practical skills and competency in patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
By covering the whole implant process in depth from treatment planning and implant placement to restoration, this course provides a strong foundation for you to progress your career in implant dentistry.
This MSc in Dental Implantology aims for you to develop:
- Core knowledge, skills and clinical competencies to assess, manage and treat patients with tooth loss to a high standard, efficiently and safely.
- The ability to evaluate and demonstrate evidenced-based practice.
- Knowledge and a critical awareness of current issues in the field of dentistry
- A comprehensive understanding of the principles of research enquiry
- Transferable skills in communicating with a range of audiences, decision making and problem solving.
This is a three year part-time MSc Course, with the opportunity to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) after two years. Across the first two years, you will study four modules, as shown below.
Patient Assessment and Treatment Planning (Year one, Semester one: Sept- Jan)
This module aims to enable you to assess and manage patients with tooth loss. Some of the intended learning outcomes of this module include:
- Understand the basic principles of restorative implant treatment
- Demonstrate the ability to write evidence based-treatment plans
- Critically evaluate risk factors in implant success rates.
Implant Surgery (Year one, Semester two: Jan-June)
This module aims to enable you to apply surgical and imaging principles in the management of patients with tooth loss. Some of the intended learning outcomes for this module include:
- Synthesize and apply the principles of radiation protection, clinical photography and imaging software
- Demonstrate critical awareness of the impact of oral health and periodontitis for surgical procedures
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of cross infection risks during surgical procedures.
Restorative Treatment and Maintenance (Year two, Semester one: Sept- Jan)
The aims of this module are:
- To equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage and treat patients requiring restorative dental implant therapy
- To provide you with an understanding of the principles of research inquiry.
Dental Implant Procedures and Complex Cases (Year two, Semester two: Jan-June)
This module aims to enable you to demonstrate knowledge of dental implant procedures and complex cases. Some of the intended learning outcomes for this module include:
- Critically evaluate risks and complications of surgical and implant procedures while providing highlight effective patient care
- Critically analyse indications for high risk and complex cases and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of when to refer on cases.
- Demonstrate an understanding of advanced surgical techniques and complications.
Dissertation (Dental Implantology) (Year three, Semesters one, two and three)
This module builds on your understanding of research inquiry developed through modules one to four. You will use one or more methods of inquiry (qualitative, quantitative, or systematic reviews) to develop transferable skills and a critical evidence-based approach to research.
You will work with a supervisory team to either:
- Conduct a systematised literature review or
- Conduct a research project in Dental Implantology