University of Central Lancashire

Master in Clinical Periodontology - Máster en Periodoncia Clínica

University of Central Lancashire
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Preston
  • Precio:
    Year 1 - £8,450, Year 2 - £16,000, Year 3 - £6,960
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Fylde Road
    Preston (Lancashire) PR4 0RB
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Clinical Periodontology, MA


Our MSc/PGDip Clinical Periodontology programme provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). This programme focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner.

Applicants will be invited to an Advice day held at Greenbank Building at UCLan, where prospective students will be given an opportunity to talk to the Course Leader and tour the specialist facilities including the UCLan Dental Clinic where students will carry out their 15 clinical placements throughout their course in which we provide the patients.


Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry
Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent)
Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for a minimum of two years
Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level.
Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B)
Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent). Competency may be demonstrated by qualification, accreditation of prior learning or separate University assessment.

Applicants must provide evidence of their IELTS Level 7 certificate (or equivalent), GDC Certificate and Indemnity Insurance by either uploading a copy upon on-line application or providing a copy with their completed paper application.



Clinical Knowledge of Periodontology (20 credits)

The aim of this module is to introduce foundation topics relating to the safe practice of periodontology. The module will cover the basic sciences underpinning the clinical aspects of periodontal treatment and will cover patient examination, treatment planning, complications and case selection.

Anatomy and biology of the periodontium
Epidemiology and classification of periodontal diseases entities
Microbiology and histopathology of periodontal diseases
Periodontal examination and assessment of risk factors
Cause-related therapy
Chemical agents in periodontal therapy
Maintenance therapy
Biological rationale for surgical pocket therapy
Periodontal surgery: historical perspective, objectives, methods and clinical outcome
Clinical documentation, treatment planning, case assessment and referral criteria for periodontal cases
Medical and legal considerations and issues

Clinical Practice Periodontology (20 credits)

This module will introduce and develop the necessary practical skills required to undertake safe periodontal treatment within a primary dental care environment. Practical procedures will be demonstrated, supervised and assessed within the UCLan clinical training facility using the available manikins. In addition case presentation and critical case analysis of your own patients will be undertaken and peer discussion actively encouraged.

Clinical documentation, treatment planning, case assessment and referral criteria for periodontal cases
Hands-on non-surgical and basic periodontal surgery
Treatment of angular bony defects - conservative and respective methods

Appraising the Dental Literature (20 credits)

The module seeks to develop your ability to locate, select and interpret information from a wide variety of published sources related to dentistry and oral health, and to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the dental literature using objective methodologies.


Enhanced Clinical Knowledge of Periodontology (20 credits)

This module will further develop your knowledge periodontology, building on the foundations developed in the first year. You will study advances in clinical periodontal and will gain knowledge of the contemporary periodontal techniques that have widened and strengthened the clinician’s treatment portfolio.

Biologic rationale for regenerative periodontal therapy
Regenerative and grafting periodontal techniques: clinical outcome and prognosis
Mucogingival therapy - biological considerations
Periodontal plastic procedures: techniques, objectives, indications and outcomes
Management of peri-implantis: diagnosis, treatment, prognosis
Prosthesis on periodontally compromised teeth
Perio-pros-implant interface – treatment planning
Periodontal tissue reactions during orthodontic tooth movement
Periodontal medicine: periodontal disease and general health
Crown lengthening

Enhanced Clinical Practice of Periodontology (20 credits)

This module introduces further practical skills required for effective periodontal treatment. The module will introduce more advanced clinical procedures to be carried out under the supervision of an experienced clinical tutor within an approved clinical training centre. In addition, case presentations and critical case analysis of your own patients will be undertaken and peer discussion actively encouraged.

Soft and hard tissue surgical procedures for crown lengthening
Techniques for splinting teeth
Repositioned flap procedures
Regenerative procedures
Management of restorative aspects affecting periodontal tissues

Evidence Based Dentistry (20 credits)

The module seeks to develop your skills in order to plan, undertake and present the findings of a dental or oral health related research project.


Extended Clinical Practice Module (20 credits)

This module provides further time treating patients under supervision in the UCLan Dental Clinic. It will provide an opportunity to treat patients using a multi-disciplinary approach, bringing together the knowledge and skills acquired during the first two years of the course.

Dentistry Professional Project (40 credits)

The dissertation will form a major component in the final year of the Masters programme. You will be expected to take responsibility for designing, conducting and analysing the results of a substantial investigation, which will make a contribution to the discipline under scrutiny. You will be encouraged to adopt a balanced perspective in the treatment process as they analyse the research material. The project will be written up in the agreed Masters degree format. You will also be encouraged to write a short article suitable for submission for presentation at appropriate conference and where possible for publication in a specialty related journal. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop a professional writing style and to achieve publication.

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