OrthodonticsCity Centre Campus
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Rank: 32 (UKEAS)
Location: City Centre Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 36 months
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14.4 : 1
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OverviewThis programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides advanced clinical training Orthodontics.The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. This qualification is currently offered in Orthodontics, with the first annual intake enrolled in October 2008. In addition the Doctorate prepares candidates for the examinations of surgical Royal Colleges leading to the award of Membership in Orthodontics or further orthodontic qualifications. Applicants should already have passed the FDS/ MFDS examination or an equivalent. Funded specialist trainee appointments are competitively available to appropriately qualified candidates on this programme with application through the national recruitment process.Why School of Dentistry?Excellent facilities and equipmentA recent £6m investment programme's dramatically upgraded our teaching and research facilities, and created additional postgraduate places.Here are some of the key features:-
- New sedation and oral surgery suites
- State-of-the-art training facilities
- New tutorial rooms
- Enhanced patient facilities
- New research laboratories, closely integrated with clinical areas and featuring extensive, state-of-the-art equipment
- A new Oral Health Suite with dedicated research facility within a clinical area of the hospital
- Refurbished lecture theatres, multi-skills suites, teaching rooms and Student Common Room.
- High quality school laboratories
It is expected that applicants should be one of the following: Graduates in Dental Surgery of this University; Graduates with a dental first degree from another approved university, which is recognised by the General Dental Council; Graduates with a dental first degree from another approved university, which is not recognised by the General Dental Council. Other Requirements: 2 year post qualification relevant clinical experience; MFDS/MJDF or an equivalent. International qualifications: Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.
IELTS: 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
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About this university
The International Support Team is on hand to help students travelling to Liverpool from outside the UK. They can help with matters such as visas and immigration advice, organising Welcome Week and its relevant details as well as presentations and workshops to help integrate with the new community. Further practical advice comes from living and working in the area as well as financial assistance and even improving English, if this isnâ€™t a studentâ€™s first language. The Guild of Students is responsible for arranging the 190 clubs and societies available to students outside the classroom. These cover areas such as volunteering, the arts and sports. There are also plenty of opportunities to try something new and experiment with something different as well as practical, hands on societies to try a practical activity. Sports are very important at the university and many of its teams are in the higher tier of university sports. Sport Liverpool is the current heading of the sports clubs and groups and cover nearly 50 different types from cricket and football to windsurfing and lacrosse. Most compete for both men and women. There are also support services available to students as well as student health assistance and plenty of learning resources to assist with studies.