What will I learn?

Course description

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You’ll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

We teach you competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You’ll learn when further information or additional procedures are needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Teaching

Teaching is through:

  • An induction period
  • Supervised reporting
  • Staff and student-led seminars
  • Practical laboratory techniques
  • Lectures
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation
  • Independent directed self-study

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Introductory multi-choice assessment
  • Examinations at the end of each semester consisting of written papers and a microscope-based exam
  • Assessed essays and presentations at journal clubs and seminars
  • Dissertation project

Which department am I in?

School of Clinical Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£39,910.00 (US$ 50,271) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019

Venue

University of Sheffield

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree and high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes. For entry to MBA students need a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in the USA and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience. They must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts. Students with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered.

For international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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About this uni

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2019) and among the top 50 most international universities in the world (THE 2018).

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number one students’ union in the UK for 10 years
  • Number one in the north of England for graduate employability