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Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (Top-up)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Portsmouth

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

On this 1-year MSc Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, you'll top-up your PgDip to a Master's degree while you contribute to the scientific discourse on aesthetic and restorative dentistry through extensive clinical research.

You'll explore a research area of your choice within your own practice, with full support and guidance from Dental Academy clinicians and researchers.

You'll embark on your own structured programme of research, evaluating existing studies and technological innovations and using them to inform your analysis. With the opportunity to learn from and network with experienced registered clinicians, you'll develop your own new perspectives, evaluate your practice objectively and add to the conversation on dental practice advancement.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to enrich the field of aesthetic and restorative dentistry best practice as an expert contributor or to pursue further dental research. With further education and training, you could also progress into dental education.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

Set your own goals for the academic year, planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities and taking part in online sessions at your own pace
Have access to comprehensive online resources and expert guidance from researchers at the University's Dental Academy who are working in areas such as children's oral health, dental care for new and expecting mothers, oral health within the older community, and community outreach dental activities
Choose your own research project in a clinical area of aesthetic and restorative dentistry that interests you
Submit an ethics proposal of your chosen project and a full literature review supporting your research Investigate the research design, data collection and analysis and research processes of your project
Collect data and use current evidence within your own practice to solve clinical questions
Analyse, evaluate and interpret the results of your research project, contributing to the scientific discourse on aesthetic and restorative dentistry
Develop valuable transferable skills, including communication (verbal and in writing) to different audiences and readerships, project organisation, time management and independent critical thinking

Teaching

While you'll take responsibility for your own learning on this course, it will also include:

Online tutorials

Online lectures

Project supervision

You'll get feedback throughout and get one-on-one support from your personal tutor.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through your dissertation – a project proposal submission and a substantial written thesis of your research project.

Careers and opportunities

This course allows you to top up your PgDip Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry to a full Master's qualification of the same title. When you complete the course, you'll be able to add your own findings to the field of aesthetic and restorative dentistry research, contributing to the ongoing development of patient care techniques.

Alternatively, and with further education and training, you could work in areas such as:

MPhil and PhD further study
Dental education
Product manufacture
Dental accreditation
Dental insurance
Other healthcare service providers

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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