Implant Dentistry (PgDip) Part-time

This course is an academic and clinical programme leading to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry. In this programme, students treat patients provided for them under expert supervision. Students have the opportunity to participate in the full spectrum of contemporary implant practice where all forms of bone and soft-tissue grafting are undertaken.

This part-time Postgraduate Diploma course offers knowledge and expertise in the science and practice of implantology, from theoretical science through restorative treatment planning to clinical practice in the direct management of patients requiring fixed and removable implant-retained prostheses.

The course offers you the opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts underpinning the field of implantology, and it can facilitate professional and personal growth through a wide range of educational and direct clinical experiences.

Distinctive features

  • High quality, interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Excellent clinical and academic facilities.

Key facts

Next intakeSeptember 2019
Duration2 years
QualificationPgDip
ModePart-time
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Admissions criteria

The course is suitable for postgraduate dental students with a minimum 2:2 Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum sub score of 6.5 in each of the four sub sections). This test will need to have been taken within 2 years of commencement of study. Applicants are required to have achieved the IELTS test result prior to an application being submitted.

Selection to the Programme is through written application, meeting above entry criteria, receipt of two references (one must be academic, one must be clinical), and success at informal interview.

Application deadline: 31 December. Please note: interviews will be undertaken on a first come first served basis throughout the application period and offers made to suitable candidates.

 

Find out more about English language requirements.

Applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must present an acceptable English language qualification in order to meet UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) requirements

This is a part-time Postgraduate Diploma course assessed through in-course assessments.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2019/20 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2019.

Year one

Year two

The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

How will I be taught?

A diverse range of teaching and learning styles are used throughout the postgraduate diploma in Implantology. You will attend lectures, and participate in seminars, tutorials, and a clinical attachment. You will also be taught by visiting experts in the field.

How will I be supported?

All modules make extensive use of Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learning Central, on which you will find course materials and links to related materials. You will be supervised when undertaking your dissertation, and your supervisor will schedule regular meetings to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance, and give written feedback on a draft.

Opportunities to reflect on abilities and performance are made available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module and through scheduled meetings with personal tutors.

Feedback

You will receive written feedback on all assessments, in addition to oral feedback on assessed oral/poster presentations.

How will I be assessed?

The four taught modules are assessed through the following in-course assessments:

  • Extended essays.
  • Grant writing assignments.
  • Oral presentations.
  • Poster presentations.
  • Statistical assignments.
  • Library and information skills assignments.

What skills will I practise and develop?

By fully engaging with this course, you should acquire and develop a range of valuable skills – those which are specific to implantology, as well as more generic ‘employability skills’ – including the ability to:

  • Demonstrate systematic understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of implantology and the need for integration of knowledge from different fields.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the cellular/tissue alterations which occur during various disease states and ageing in humans.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the core principles of implantology and the supporting disciplines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and biochemical techniques available for the assessment and development of tissue-engineered products for clinical use.
  • Critically evaluate knowledge at the forefront of a range of disciplines, such as stem cell biology, biomaterials, tissue/organ engineering and innovation.
  • Utilise knowledge and scientific evidence-based methods in the assessment and solution of challenges in the field of implantology.
  • Undertake and accurately perform various clinical and laboratory-based methodologies relevant to research into implantology.
  • Collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in a variety of ways, and identify means to gather new data where required.

Studying in Cardiff University for a year was an amazing experience. I had a chance to be guided by the most talented supervisors and helped by the most friendly colleagues. In addition, I took very interesting courses all relating to the Dental Implantology, Prosthodontic and also valuable laboratory and clinical skills. I was also able to operate in surgery and learn from all the supervisors. It was very lucky for me to have this splendid year.

Wenya, Implantology (MSc)

The Courses, the accredited CPD, the documented clinical skills and the scientific training (and skills acquired) will all support the development of the career of the individuals in hospital, specialist or family dental practices.

The qualification will also support the individual in future career  in the University sector.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2019/20)

This course is charged on a per-module basis. For more information please refer to our tuition fees pages.

Students from outside the EU (2019/20)

This course is charged on a per-module basis. For more information please refer to our tuition fees pages.

Will I need any specific equipment to study this course/programme?

No specific equipment required.