2021/2022

DClinDent

NFQ Level 10, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is a full-time programme running for 36 months from the date of first registration for the programme. It is run on a cyclical basis with an intake of students in October 2018 and will commence again in October 2021.

Candidates meeting the entry requirements will enter a specific training pathway (Orthodontics or Oral Surgery or Prosthodontics or Periodontology).

Candidates will be required to complete a three year programme and accumulate 270 credits. The candidate's research must be carried out, and the thesis for the degree must be prepared, under the direction of the Supervisor. The Supervisor should assess the progress of the candidate and, if he/she arrives at the view that the candidate is unlikely to achieve the degree for which he/she is registered, this should be notified to the Head of Department who, following consultation with the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee, should communicate with the candidate without delay. Upon successful completion of the prescribed modules (including a research thesis completed under supervision of a staff member of the Dental School), students will be awarded a DClinDent.

Students take 270 credits as follows:

Year 1

Core Modules
Students take 10 credits as follows:
OH7016 Research Methods in Dentistry I (5 credits)
PG6009 Graduate Literacy Skills (5 credits)
plus
40 credits in one of the Specialty Groups as follows:

Orthodontics
OH7000 Basic Orthodontic Subjects (10 credits)
OH7017 General Biological, Health and Medical Subjects (10 credits)
OH7018 General Orthodontic Subjects and Basic Orthodontic Techniques (20 credits)

Oral Surgery
DS7100 Basic Science Relevant to Oral Surgery Practice (20 credits)
DS7101 Clinical Skills for Surgeons (20 credits)

plus
Research (40 credits)
Students undertake work on the thesis to the value of 40 credits during Year 1 which will be formally assessed at the end of Year 3.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year 2

Core Modules
Students take 5 credits as follows:
OH7009 Research Methods in Dentistry II (5 credits)
plus
45 credits in the Speciality Group chosen in First Year as follows:

Orthodontics
OH7004 Clinical Orthodontic Subjects (20 credits)
OH7005 Multidisciplinary Orthodontic Treatment Procedures (5 credits)
OH7007 Specific Orthodontic Treatment Procedures (10 credits)
OH7014 Orthodontic Techniques (10 credits)

Oral Surgery
DS7002 Basic Oral Surgical Techniques (20 credits)
DS7004 Surgical Audit (10 credits)
DS7005 Oral Medicine and Pathology (15 credits)

plus
Research (40 credits)
Students undertake work on the thesis to the value of 40 credits during Year 2 which will formally assessed at the end of Year 3.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year 3

Students take 50 credits from the Speciality Group chosen in First Year as follows:

Orthodontics
OH7010 Advanced Orthodontic Technique (20 credits)
OH7011 Advanced Multidisciplinary Orthodontics (20 credits)
OH7015 Advanced Specific Treatment Procedures (10 credits)

Oral Surgery
DS7200 Advanced Oral Surgical Techniques (20 credits)
DS7202 Implantology for Oral Surgeons (20 credits)
DS7203 Management and Administration in Oral Surgical Practice (10 credits)

plus
Research (40 credits)
Students complete the final 40 credits of research work in Year 3 and present a thesis to the value of 120 credits for examination at the end of Year 3.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme are contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for DClinDent (Oral Surgery) (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for DClinDent (Orthodontics) (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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