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Master of Science in Gerodontology (Dental Surgery)
Master of Science in Gerodontology (Dental Surgery)

Master of Science in Gerodontology (Dental Surgery)

  • ID:UM10947
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€13,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€13,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€66,585.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • IELTS:  a minimum of 6.0 in each element

  •  TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (iBT): a writing score of at least 24

  • † TOEFL Internet-Based

  • ††Academic IELTS

  • ††† Cambridge Certificates: a pass at a Grade C or better is required

Course Information

Europe is an ageing population, with many older adults living longer due to advancements in health and standard of living. These substantial improvements in life expectancy should be coupled with an improvement and maintenance of health and associated quality of life.

Dentistry is also reflecting these developments with larger numbers of older adults retaining more of their natural dentitions. These trends are eliciting more interest in the aging mouth in order to mitigate the ever-increasing prevalence of chronic oral diseases and health inequalities. Ageing societies will require adaptation in order to tackle these emerging challenges. The course intends to address these experiences by preparing dental professionals in this rapidly evolving area of Dentistry.

The programme is structured over a three-year academic period, inclusive of 2 semesters per year and two summer periods of eight weeks each. The student will be exposed to the theoretical and scientific foundation of the profession of gerodontology and also become skillful in clinical practice within the professional environment of the teaching clinics and other settings, in a timely and structured manner as follows:

1st year: The first year will provide students with introductory knowledge on the gerodontology and specific areas of dentistry and medicine. The latter two areas will lay down the foundations for clinical practice. In parallel, students will perform clinical/laboratory treatment. Clinical treatment will be provided in a dental clinic set-up. Students will engage in the review of literature related to gerodontology and associated disciplines.

2nd year: Students will further develop intellectually by receiving in-depth knowledge focused on specific areas of gerodontology, including domiciliary services and gerontology. Students will further engage in the review of literature related to gerodontology and associated disciplines, to analyse, evaluate and highlight existing gaps. The second year will provide the foundations for the research project in third year by the delivery of research methodology and submission of a research proposal.

On the practical front, students will focus on the professional-patient relationship and engage in the management of older adult patients in traditional clinical environments as well as providing domiciliary services in diverse settings. The latter will allow students to further develop their clinical and technical skills.

3rd year: The final year of the course will be mainly dedicated to a research project. Clinically, the student will consolidate their skills by refining their intellectual and clinical/technical proficiency so as to allow the candidate to seek direct employment in this specialized area, after completion of studies.

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YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • DNS5100, An Overview of Geriatric Medical Conditions and their Holistic Management, 10 ECTS,

  • DNS5120, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, 5 ECTS,

  • DSG5026, Seminars in Dental Sciences 1, 5 ECTS,

  • ORC5000*, Gerodontology 1: Introduction to Gerodontology, 10 ECTS,

  • ORC5002, Oral Rehabilitation, 5 ECTS,

  • ORC5004, Clinical Governance and Ethical Issues in Oral Health Services, 5 ECTS,

  • ORC5100*, Clinical Practice 1, 15 ECTS,

  • LIN5063, Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking in English for Postgraduates, 5 ECTS,

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • DSG5028, Directed Studies in Dental Sciences, 10 ECTS,

  • DSG5030, Seminars in Dental Sciences 2, 5 ECTS,

  • ORC5008, Gerodontology 2: Advanced Gerodontology, 10 ECTS,

  • ORC5120*, Clinical Practice 2, 20 ECTS,

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • ORC5140, Gerontology Perspectives for Dentistry, 5 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • DNS5020, Research Methods in Applied Dental Sciences, 10 ECTS,

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • DSG5032, Seminars in Dental Sciences 3, 5 ECTS,

  • DSG5200, Dissertation, 40 ECTS,

  • ORC5130, Clinical Practice 3, 15 ECTS,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The aforementioned skills will all lead to the development of a professional individual that will lead to employability within the public and private sector in our country and abroad. The opportunity to teach undergraduate students will likewise prepare students with skills to a future academic career in the field.

The Master of Science in Gerodontology also provides students with the opportunity to progress to a Doctorate Degree.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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