MSc Oral Surgery
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:Learning Outcomes from PG Cert and Diploma- Apply technical skills and theoretical knowledge appropriate for performance of difficult or complex dental extractions.- Appraise the ethical and legal framework for proper consent of patients.- Critically appraise the process of development, and the limitations of, clinical guidelines relevant to the field of oral surgery.- Apply specialist-level knowledge and sound clinical judgement in discussing treatment with patients.- Analyse patient and peer feedback in order to guide personal development.- Critique the rationale for and means of delivery of clinical audit.- Utilise the clinical audit cycle to guide personal development.- Demonstrate a critical understanding of management skills and their importance to services and companies.- Apply advanced communication skills in respect of clinical management, presentations to peers and teaching.- Recognise basic organisations and their objectives.- Identify the different functional areas of management (planning, staffing, oragnisation, controlling and leading).- Apply advanced communication skills in respect of clinical management, presentations to peers and teaching.- Summarise the ethical framework for conducting research.- Apply a working knowledge of the processes of defining research questions and designing and delivering a research project.- Appraise concepts, models and theories of quality improvement.- Critically appraise the relevannce of improvement techniques in professional regulation and personal development.- Apply specialist knowledge in the inception, design and delivery of quality improvement projects.Additional Learning Outcomes - Critically appraise scientific literature in order to identify areas of clinical need and/or societal impact.- Utilise skills in use of library resources including computer based research tools and databases.- Originate a research idea and formulate a research plan and application for ethical approval.- Synthesize and analyse high quality data, suitable for contribution to a scientific/clinical peer reviewed publication.- Apply advanced communication skills in presentation/publication of research results.- Apply in-depth knowledge of surgical techniques in provision of complex oral surgery care.- Synthesize complex differential diagnoses and apply clinical judgement in management of complex clinical presentation.- Confidently manage acute presentations and peri-operative complications in oral surgery.- Apply advanced clinical communication skills in discussing complex diagnoses with patients.- Apply results of personal reflection, peer and patient feedback in professional development.
Transferable (key) skills
- Design and delivery of a research project related to an appropriate clinical or scientific question.- Use of personal reflection and feedback in professional development.- Development of clinical independence and resilience in respect of oral surgery.
- Submission of a research dissertation on a subject of the student's choice. The research question, methodology, research and analysis will be performed by the student.- Demonstration of the ability to perform moinor oral surgery to the level of an advanced practitioner.- Demonstration of the abilty to anticiplate complications in clinical settings and act accordingly to deliver effective care.- Demonstration of the ability to deal with unexpected occurences in the clinical setting and manage them according to evidence and with reference to pathophysiology and clinical experience.- Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study.- Evaluating and criticising received opinion.- Making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.