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The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate extended knowledge, understanding and advanced skills in the treatment of patients requiring prosthetic facial rehabilitation. It covers a broad range of treatments for replacement of missing hard and soft tissues using both traditional and advanced digital technologies. The course also includes a module on the psychological and social support required in facial rehabilitation, covering communication, counselling skills and an appreciation of the psychosocial effects of surgical treatment.
* Dentistry at King's is a renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research.
* Pioneers of teaching dentistry through a blended learning approach with over 20 years experience.
* Face to face training in year one and two to learn and adopt latest techniques.
* Programme structure allows you to continue working in practice while studying your degree at your own pace.
* Delivered by a team of academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
* Contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD).
* Opportunity to network with other Distance Learning students.
Students develop their clinical skills further by developing a clinical portfolio of four cases, using videographic material to demonstrate their practical abilities. Students on the psychological module will be required to cover a range of facial prosthetics retained by varying methods, while students taking the prosthodontics module will demonstrate prosthetic/restorative cases. Students taking this module must be clinically qualified to perform prosthodontic procedures.
The mode of delivery is Distance Learning, which combines online and face-to-face components, enables Maxillofacial Prosthetists, Technologists and Prosthodontists to remain in clinical practice while training. This ensures no loss of income or work experience and establishes practice using skills learnt on the programme. The course has been designed to provide theory, support and discussion groups by online training using a dedicated virtual learning environment to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.
The programme employs theory, support and discussion groups using online tools and a dedicated virtual learning environment to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.
The Unit of Distance Learning consists of a team of highly experienced administrative and support staff dedicated to providing support to students. Combined with the use of a comprehensive online educational delivery system, this allows students to interact with staff and colleagues, to further enhance their learning experience.
Partial completion or early exit may result in the award of a Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma.
Intensive face-to-face course
To supplement your online teaching you will also receive hands-on clinical training at our training centres. Designated tutors are present to offer expert guidance to students on complex procedures and clinical skills. There are two compulsory face to face courses, which require attendance for seven days in year 1 and 10 days in year two.
Core programme content:
* Maxillofacial and Ocular Prosthetics;
* Patient Management;
* Research Methods;
* Intensive Face-to-Face Course;
* Clinical Practice.
* Applied Science of Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Technology;
* Psychological and Social Issues in Head and Neck Cancer OR Oro-Facial Prosthodontics;
* Clinical Practice;
* Intensive Face-to-Face Course.
* Completion of clinical work.
All of the following requirements must be met by applicants:Qualification and employment statusUK applicants will be expected to have a Diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) or a Degree in Dental Technology with at least two years post-qualification technical experience. Overseas applicants should have a dental technology qualification and at least two years postgraduate experience. Overseas applicants will not be expected to have completed the Diploma in Professional studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) but must have a focused interest in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology. Overseas applicants will also be accepted with a dental qualification and employed as a prosthodontist in a dental practice, dental school, hospital, or community dental services environment and have access to appropriate library facilities, email and internet. Students wishing to undertake the Oro-Facial Prosthodontics module must be clinically qualified to perform prosthodontic treatment.Minimum computer specificationApplicants must meet the requirements of the minimum computer specification before registration.Access to facilities and equipmentAdequate clinical facilities and an appropriate selection of patients; Approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given on this) Access to an appropriate dental library.DisclosureYou will be required to declare any criminal convictions upon application. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Fees have undergone a simplification process aimed at providing a total price for a whole years tuition. In previous years, face-to-face course fees were charged in addition to annual tuition fees, which caused confusion. The new fee covers all tuition fees, including face-to-face fees. Students will still need to fund accommodation, travel and meals for their face-to-face courses. We think this provide a clearer picture of the final cost of the programme and will allow students to plan accordingly. Self-funded.
* one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings)
* the Sunday Times Best University for Graduate Employment 2012-3
* the fourth oldest university in England
* research-led and based in the heart of London.
Kings has over 25,000 students (including more than 10,000 postgraduates) from 140 countries and over 6,500 employees.
Kings provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research:
* In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments ranked in the top 25 per cent of British universities.
* Over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK.
* The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings with an overall annual income of nearly £525 million.
Kings has a distinguished reputation in:
* the humanities
* the sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry
* social sciences, including international affairs.
King's is in The Complete University Guide's Top Ten for:
* Anatomy & Physiology - 9th
* Classics & Ancient History - 9th
* Dentistry - 3rd
* Drama, Dance & Cinematics - 4th
* Education - 2nd
* Food Science - 1st
* French - 6th
* Law - 7th
* Music - 4th
* Philosophy - 6th
* Physiotherapy - 10th
* Theology & Religious Studies - 8th.
According to the latest Sunday Times University Guide 2013 for courses starting in 2013, the Film Studies department is ranked the best in the UK for the study of film and is one of the best in the world.
Kings has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as:
* the discovery of the structure of DNA
* research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar
* being the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.