This new course provides extensive teaching of contemporary endodontics for general dental practitioners and hospital dental staff.
Developed through collaboration between the University of South Wales and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board this is the only course of its type in Wales.
The course is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding in the field of endodontology, improve clinical skills in all aspects of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical treatment, and hopefully lead to increased job satisfaction.
You will undertake clinical work placements at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Morriston Hospital and Port Talbot Resource Centre. Lectures will take place on Glyntaff campus.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
The first year involves attending 14 full days (mostly Fridays)
Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Endodontic Access, Canal Shaping, Cleaning and Obturation
Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth
Clinical Sessions With Live Patients
You will spend 3 days at the University of South Wales Glyntaff campus studying the Research Methods module.
Research Methods: Clinical Endodontics
A Practice-Based Clinical Case Studies Portfolio
Learning and teaching methods
There will be an emphasis on lecture and seminar-driven teaching before progressing to the hands-on, clinical components. Lectures and “Phantom-head” type teaching will occur over 6 days toward the beginning of year one, and live clinical practice occurs over 6 further days in the second half of the year. In year two you will undertake further self-study and develop your practice case reports.
Course materials (including access to electronic journals) are made available after lectures via the Universities online portal “Blackboard”.
The course is designed around your needs, so you can choose a rate of study that best fits your development needs or career ambitions. For example, you may choose to exit the course after the first year with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) and return to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) at a later date. The maximum time frame for completion of the Diploma is five years.
Graduates of this course will, with continued practitioner experience, become skilled in endodontic techniques and have opportunities to tailor their practice in becoming a Dentist with Special Interest (DwSI). It is likely that a PgD qualification such as this will enhance your prospect of joining DwSI lists as and when created by local health boards.
It is anticipated that this course could also be used as accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) towards other postgraduate Masters programmes in endodontology or dentistry. You can also progress to a generic Masters qualification at University of South Wales.
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