BPP University Orthodontics
Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Driven by the demand for tooth alignment, general practitioners are increasingly being asked to provide orthodontic treatment. Dentists keen to participate in this area of expertise need to demonstrate the skills to identify suitable patients, the ability to provide conventional and contemporary orthodontic treatment and be aware of its limitations. This is exactly what this programme delivers, along with the vital core competencies to excel in this unique postgraduate area.
The objective of the MClinDent in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics is to provide dental surgeons with the core knowledge and clinical skills essential for the delivery of competent, high-quality dental care. It encompasses a blended learning approach and consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, clinical case discussions and laboratory sessions. The flexible modular structure enables the programme to meet a wide range of student needs. You will also have the opportunity to meet with colleagues from other programmes to consider different methods of managing patient cases with a multidisciplinary approach and develop sound judgement based on evidence.
The course enhances your skills in orthodontics without undertaking a specialist training pathway.
The Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics degree is awarded by BPP University.
For full-time students some study will be completed at regional clinical centres nationwide in the UK and internationally
|Length of programmeThree-years (part-time) placement in your own country|
Three-years (full-time) with a UK clinical placement
Three-years (full-time) with an international placement*
|Modes of studyPart-time option|
Classroom (three, week-long teaching blocks in years one and two) research (classroom and tutorials)
Full-time with UK clinical placement
Full-time with international clinical placement
|AssessmentWritten assignments, clinical examinations, presentations|
|How to applyPlease apply direct or for more information request a call back|
Learn about our programme design and structure
Our Master’s level programmes are all awarded as a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent). As clinically based qualifications, our courses are designed to equip you with real-life practice experience, so that you are fully prepared for a flourishing professional career.
We have developed a pioneering range of programmes that can help you to become not only a great clinician, but also a natural leader with the confidence and refined clinical skills to pursue your long term career goals.
Our six programmes are specifically designed for practising dental professionals, with each taking three years, full or part-time, to complete. Part-time students attend intensive blocks of seminars and practical workshops at BPP University locations and perform the clinical component of their programme in their own practices. Full-time students, in addition to the intensive blocks, attend weekly seminars and clinical placements in the UK and in Europe for students taking the additional international placement option.
How are the programmes taught?
In the first year you will learn the principles of each area. In the second year, these foundations will be built upon by consolidating your knowledge in your chosen discipline, in addition to modules that focus on advancing your clinical practice and professional competencies. In the third year the nature of evidence-based practice is reinforced, culminating in a professional project or dissertation. At the end of the third year, following successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded an MClinDent in your chosen field of study.
Your study options
Our part-time programme is suitable for busy clinicians opting to undertake further study while they work. If you choose to take this option, you will attend three teaching weeks in years one and two at BPP University UK locations that include seminars, interactive workshops and practical training on models, phantom heads and cadaveric specimens.
In order to complete the advanced clinical practice module in year two, you will complete clinical requirements in your own practice, or in our clinical outreach centres, to develop key clinical competencies. And in year three, you will receive teaching in research methodology, and have the opportunity to undertake a clinically orientated research project guided by a qualified research supervisor.
Full-time, with a UK clinical placement
This variant is suitable for dentists wishing to invest three full-time years of their early career into training in one of the six disciplines. In addition to the intensive teaching blocks and practical work mentioned above, you will attend seminars and workshops and a clinical placement in our regional outreach clinics over 30 weeks per year.
You will gain vital professional experience by observing qualified clinicians performing advanced procedures in a clinical setting, and be able to apply the new skills you learn by practising, whilst supervised, on models and cadaveric specimens. And in year three, you will receive teaching in research methodology, and have the opportunity to undertake a clinically orientated research project guided by a qualified research supervisor.
Full-time, with an international clinical placement*
This pioneering variant offers the opportunity to study in the UK as outlined above, as well as undertake a clinical placement in a European country. As with our other full-time option you will benefit from the dedicated teaching blocks, 30 weeks training each year observing qualified clinicians and practising on models and cadaveric specimens. In addition to this, and one of the key features of this study option, is the chance to undertake an international placement. Here you will get the opportunity to perform clinical procedures under the supervision of academic clinicians.
You will undergo intensive advanced training in order to develop and enhance your clinical competence and skills, and be exposed to a wide range of expertise, diverse techniques and approaches to dentistry practice thanks to BPP University’s multidisciplinary approach to dentistry training. And in year three, you will receive teaching in research methodology, and have the opportunity to undertake a clinically orientated research project guided by a qualified research supervisor.
Help and support when you need it
Whatever your choice of study you will receive research support with a supervisor who will be available throughout the year via email and telephone, should you need advice.
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