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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Inverness College UHI

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

The exciting and innovative MSc Oral Health Science is the first of its kind. A customised programme for qualified, registered dental therapists, it will also be of direct relevance and interest to other clinical dental professionals, including dentists.

Clinical topics include periodontology, paediatrics, prevention, and direct restorations, as well as subjects related to leadership, management, and communication. Through focused research at Masters level, you will gain the skills and opportunity to develop your role in the evolving dental teams of the future.

The course is designed to provide innovative education by using online delivery whilst linking closely to your clinical practice within your professional setting. There is a particular focus on studying treatment approaches for patients with extensive periodontitis, as well as the treatment of children, especially those who may be anxious.

Prevention plays an important role and this method will be examined in practice. The work of a dental therapist, in particular, focuses on the use of direct restorations, so you will also investigate different approaches to treatment and materials.

The programme meets the QAA benchmarks for dentistry in terms of prevention, treatment, knowledge, and understanding, and in the development of skills and attitudes in the postgraduate student through analysis, evaluation, critical exploration, and treatment approaches.

Special features

  • Completely on-line
  • Access to personal academic tutors
  • Optional modules available
  • Virtual learning environment and innovative communication with tutors and other students
  • Flexible learning enables you to continue working
  • Investigate and apply skills attained during the BSc Oral Health Science
  • Meets all of the General Dental Council's domains of practice for educational and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Single-qualified dental hygienists and dental therapists are encouraged to apply for a bespoke route to Masters
  • Directly related to the clinical work of the hygienist and therapist but also of interest to others, including dentists

How long will my course last?

Part-time (structured): 3-6 years @ 20 hours per module per week

What can I do on completion of my course?

You will gain a recognised qualification which demonstrates application of clinical understanding and knowledge at postgraduate level, meeting CPD requirements for the regulator and potentially aiding professional progression.

Upon successful completion of MSc Oral Health Science, you might like to consider careers or sectors such as:

  • Programme director of BSc Oral Health Science courses
  • NHS roles which require this academic level of achievement
  • Leadership and management roles in the clinical setting
  • Senior dental therapist roles may be possible in some employment areas

Tuition fees

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£ 8,820per 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 the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

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