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This course is in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice. Students develop enhanced skills and understanding of the scientific basis and practice of prosthodontics so that they become competent in the diagnosis and treatment of more complex problems.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a degree in dentistry and must have at least 2 years clinical experience following graduation. IELTS of 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in the Writing component and a preferred 6.0 in the other three components (no component below 5.5) (or equivalent), if their 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Introductory module; complete dentures; partial dentures; operative and adhesive dentistry; endodontics; laboratory-fabricated restorations; applied dental materials; dentistry for the elderly; dissertation, including research methods and basic statistics.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be comprised of a 1-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module. Reports of 4 cases treated by the candidate will be presented to the external examiner at the final examination at the end of the course. Students carry out a research project related to fixed and removable prosthodontics or dental materials and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course. The results of the module assessments and the logbook of clinical activity will be scrutinised by the examiners. All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MDSc Full-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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