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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Paediatric Dentistry

Programme code:MSC-D/PD-FTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Richard Balmer Contact address:r.c.balmer@leeds.ac.uk

Part Time variant is seperate programme

Total credits: 240

Entry requirements:

A recognised undergraduate degree in dentistry (BChD or BDS equivalent). Postgraduate experience equivalent to two years full-time clinical practice. English requirements for candidates for whom English is not their first language:
IELTS: 7.0 overall with not less than 6.5 in every skill.
TOEFL: 600 (paper based) and 250 (computer based).
100 TOEFL iBT with minimum scores of 22 in listening, 24 in reading, 24 in speaking and 25 in writing.
NB Graduates seeking a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), in order to be eligible to register on the General Dental Council’s (GDC) Specialist Lists, must be accepted onto the Programme as a Specialist Registrar (SpR) with an NTN (National Training Number). Providing all necessary requirements are met, such individuals are then eligible to undertake training for the relevant Royal College Memberships.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Programme specification:

The School of Dentistry has an international reputation in the specialist areas of postgraduate study and attracts numerous high quality applicants, home and overseas, for its postgraduate taught and research programmes in Paediatric Dentistry, including large numbers of non-publicly funded overseas students.
Increasingly clinical researchers need to have training that will enable them to carry out research that is embedded in clinical practice, and a good grounding in some basic sciences also facilitates increased insight into clinical problems. This Programme will produce graduates with a mix of skills tailored to their professional and research aspirations. The modules are designed to enhance and deepen professional and academic knowledge and understanding of issues specific to practice and research in Paediatric Dentistry. The mix of modules available will allow clinically qualified candidates to specialise in their chosen subject area while maintaining a breadth of research training taken alongside students studying in other specialties.
The programmes benefit significantly from the establishment of the DenTCRU, which will provide a dedicated environment in which to deliver the PG teaching and patient-focussed research. Research opportunities are further enhanced by the establishment of the Leeds Skeletal Tissue Bank (the first Tissue Bank established in a UK Dental School), facilitating their access to human tissues and materials that are essential for cutting edge research.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

DSUR5022MResearch Methods Ethics and Statistics30 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth)
DSUR5055MTransferable Skills 110 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5099MMedical Emergencies10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5114MDental Radiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
DSUR5125MPaediatric Dentistry 160 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

DSUR5056MTransferable Skills 210 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5065MResearch Project40 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (24mth)
DSUR5126MPaediatric Dentistry 250 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5128MPaediatric Dentistry Clinical Cases20 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth)

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:11:32

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