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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc (Clin): three-year course

Our three-year course offers dentists the opportunity to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

This Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc (Clin) course provides an in-depth look at the diagnosis and management of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck over three years.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to carry out oral surgery in the context of wider knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The course will see you undertake minor oral surgery under supervision and carried out under local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia.

You will also attend theatre to assist and observe major surgery, go on attachments at the Royal College of Surgeons, London and undertake work experience in some of the north-west's best hospitals.

In addition, you will have the option to undertake more extensive treatment plans and will become eligible to sit the appropriate Royal College examinations.

A one-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc course is also available.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
MSc in Clinical Dentistry
Duration
3 years FT
Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution.

Applicants are also required to have at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Around 4 places are typically available.

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
How to apply

We accept student intakes for September each year.

To be considered for the September intake, a completed application including all supporting documents must be submitted.

Apply online

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

All units are based on the speciality of oral surgery but within the wider context of maxillofacial surgery. The three year course provides specialist oral surgery clinical training. You will undertake minor oral surgery under supervision, carried out under local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia. You will also attend theatre to assist and observe major surgery and attend consultation clinics, trauma clinics, ward rounds and carry out ward duties.

The clinical component of the course consists of the following units:

  • Surgical Basic Sciences (Basic surgical science, preoperative and postoperative care) and Patient Care (Assessing patients, medical aspects of patient care and control of pain and anxiety)
  • Reflective Oral Surgery Practices
  • Dental Tissues (Infections and inflammation of the teeth and jaws, removal of teeth and surgical implantology)
  • Bone: Disease and Injury (Diseases of bone and the maxillary sinus, oral and maxillofacial injuries)
  • Soft Tissues (Cysts, mucosal disease, premalignancy and malignancy)
  • Salivary Tissue, Pain and TMJ (Salivary gland disease, facial pain and disorders of the temporomandibular joint)

You will attend weekly interactive seminars led by senior staff and some invited guest speakers. Some of these have actor patients present to allow you to rehearse your clinical skills. If you study the full three year MSc you will also attend external teaching events such as residential blocks for basic science applied to surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £46,000
    International students (per annum): £46,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.