University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Diagnostic Oral Pathology

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You�ll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology. We teach you competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You�ll learn when further information or additional procedures are needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Entry requirements

You need a recognised dental qualification. You must have at least one year�s postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical discipline. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: basic principles of pathology; basic techniques in histopathology; research problems and approaches; laboratory research methods; diagnostic oral histopathology; advanced oral histopathology; current concepts in dentistry.

Assessment methods

Introductory multi-choice assessment, examinations at the end of each semester consisting of written papers and a microscope-based exam, assessed essays and presentations at journal clubs and seminars, dissertation project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMedSci Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MMedSci Full-time £ 37,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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0114 271 7884