The MSc Clinical Endodontics 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 Clinical Endodontics 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.
Year One: Clinical Endodontics course
The first year involves attending 12 full days
- Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (20 credits)
- Endodontic Access, Canal Shaping, Cleaning and Obturation (20 credits)
- Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth (20 credits)
Year Two: Clinical Endodontics course
You will spend sixdays at the University of South Wales’ Glyntaff campus studying the Research Methods module.
- Research Methods: Clinical Endodontics (20 credits)
- Clinical Case Studies (20 credits)
- Management of Dental Trauma (20 credits)
Year Three: Clinical Endodontics course
Agreed with students at the start of the year as mainly tutorials and student-led sessions.
- Dissertation (40 credits)
- Management of Post-treatment Disease in Endodontics (20 credits)
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 six days toward the beginning of year one, and live clinical practice occurs over six 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 University’s online portal Blackboard.
The course is delivered at Morriston Hospital Post Graduate Centre-Swansea, Port Talbot Resource-Baglan Bay and the University of South Wales Glyntaff Campus.
Graduates of this Clinical Endodontics 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 Clinical Endodontics qualification 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.