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Oral Surgery, DClinDent

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The DClinDent in Oral Surgery is a three-year, full-time programme at The University of Edinburgh which enables students to develop, consolidate and enhance their range of academic and clinical competencies to enable independent and reflective practice at the standard of a specialist in Oral Surgery.
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Overview

The DClinDent in Oral Surgery at The University of Edinburgh aims to provide an understanding of applied clinical sciences, alongside current concepts in Oral Surgery, with an emphasis on practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery. Academic skills in clinical research and clinical governance will also be taught.

Successful completion of the DClinDent will stand students in good stead if considering applying to the Tri-Collegiate (England/Edinburgh/Glasgow) Specialty Membership Examination in Oral Surgery administered by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for dental surgery graduates who wish to specialise in oral surgery.

Examples of careers entered into by our past graduates include:

  • Specialist practice (in the UK and overseas).
  • As a speciality dentist, specialist or consultant in secondary care.
  • Academics roles

Candidates are strongly encouraged to confirm with the regulatory bodies of their country of origin as to how the DClinDent and MOralSurg are recognised.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The programme consists of 16 courses. All courses are compulsory, assessed and credit-bearing. All students are required to successfully complete occupational health clearance to undergo exposure prone procedures prior to being allowed to treat patients.
  • Attendance is required on weekdays for 42 weeks each year. Your time will be split approximately 50:50 clinical and academic activities.
  • Your clinical work, professionalism and communication skills will be regularly assessed by workplace-based assessments (eg. Direct Observations of Procedures, DOPs) and your academic assessments will include written papers (eg. single best answer papers), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), viva voce and submission of written assignments such as literature review.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' postgraduate experience.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups
  • All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49050 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    21900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

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