DS701 - Master of Science in Dentistry (MScD)

 

» Programme Description

This is a taught postgraduate degree awarded following the satisfactory completion of a full-time programme of study in preparation of research proposal, application of basic medical theories and early exposure related to fundamental knowledge of dental speciality.

This is a one year full time coursework programme. The course provides comprehensive knowledge and theories in research design & biostatic, multidisplinary health sciences, core medical & oral sciences and clinical elective course. This course includes lectures, seminars, practical sessions and journal club.

The students should be able to steer and acquire basic scientific research skills along with early exposure of patient management and scientific approach in problem solving. By the end of Semester 2, the students are required to submit their research proposal.

Continuous assessment will be evaluated throughout the year in the form of semester tests, pre-clinical projects, home assignments and seminars.

 

» Programme Structure

The MScD programme is scientific foundation course for Doctorate in Clinical of Basic Medical theory with the submission of a research proposal.

The programme of study shall consist of major or compulsory courses: Research Design & Biostatistic, Multidisciplinary Health Sciences, Core Medical & Oral Sciences and together with the elective courses (Orthodontic, prosthodontics, periodontology, Paediatric Dentistry, Endodontology).

The MScD courses, professional examination, continuous assessments and the research proposal must each be completed satisfactorily or passed. A candidate will be able to continue to Doctorate in Clinical after passed in all examination and produced a research proposal at the end of the programme.

 

 Core Courses  Code Semester 1 Semester 2
 Multidisciplinary Health Sciences   DMH902  √
 Research Design and Biostatistic  DRD901  √
 Core Medical & Oral Sciences  DCM701  √  
 Clinical Elective Course*  DEC901  √  √


(*select one elective course based on the offer letter)

  • Orthodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontology
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Endodontics

 

» Admission Requirement

 

 Local Applicants  Coursework Dessertation

 Minimum Requirement

  • BDS or equivalent
  • 2 years clinical experience of continuous clinical work experience after graduation from dental school
  • Proposal submission with the application form
 Other Requirement
  • 2 referee reports
  • Passed entrance interview and prescribed test
  • Must be registered with MDC
  • IELTS Average Band 6.5
    (minimum Band 6.5 for every part)
    (For international candidates)
 
 Valuable aspects for consideration  
  • Evidence in research publications would be highly regarded

 

Health Status :

Applicants to clinical programmes need to provide evidence to the University that they are free from Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C upon acceptance into the programme.

  

» Mode of Duration

Full time only. Minimum 2 parts (1 year); maximum 4 parts (2 years). Each part consists of 21 weeks of academic schedule, with total of 42 weeks per year excluding of examination weeks.



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