Dentistry MSc

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Dentistry MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    An MSc in the Dental Sciences from McGill University is a thesis Master’s, with a heavy focus on research as well as gaining patient-facing and clinical skills. You’ll study several different disciplines relating to the oro-facial complex as a part of this program.

    In researching, preparing and presenting your thesis, you’ll gain specific training intended to help you:

    • Perform a literature review, researching the current state of the art on your thesis topic.
    • Identify relevant issues within that field, and demonstrate that you have attained a Master’s level understanding of how to apply the scientific method to well-chosen research questions.
    • Conduct a complete and well-designed scientific study from inception to presentation and possible publishing. This includes demonstrating the ability to collect and manage data effectively.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity towards the ethical side of conducting human and / or animal research.
    • Communicate your findings both effectively and clearly, both in written and oral presentation formats.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over several years of full time study.

    A typical course load represents 24-33 credits of thesis research modules, all four required modules (accounting for 6 credits), and between 6 and 15 credits of optional or ‘complimentary’ modules. Modules not listed but offered at the 500 or 600 level may be substituted, but this will require approval of GPS as well as the research director or supervisor.

    Thesis Modules Include:

    • Thesis Research 1
    • Thesis Research 2
    • Thesis Research 3
    • Thesis Research 4

    Required Modules Include:

    • Advanced Research Seminar D1
    • Advanced Research Seminar D2
    • Biostats for Health Sciences
    • Introduction to Research

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Applied Mixed Methods in Health Research
    • Biomaterials and Bioperformance
    • Clinical Trials
    • Data Analysis in Health Sciences
    • Health Technology Assessment
    • Histology D1
    • Histology D2
    • Introduction to Research Communication
    • Leadership and Management Skills in Research
    • Mechanisms and Management of Pain
    • Molecular Methods in Medical Research
    • Readings in Dentistry and Health Research 1 – 3
    • Theory of Dental Public Health

    Learning And Teaching

    McGill University’s MSc in Dentistry is a heavily research-oriented program, with an emphasis on imparting the academic and technical skills you’ll need to do meaningful work in the field, either on the academic or clinical levels.

    Opportunities to access study support will be presented. These will include the development of your professional writing and research skills. You will also take part in site visits, special projects and other events and learning activities as appropriate throughout your time at university.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree is an excellent way to begin a career in a wide range of clinical or academic research roles, or to prepare for your PhD degree studies.

    No matter what career pathway you choose, you’ll have the help and support of the university’s Career Advising and Transition Services – CATS. They can help you gain professional skills and give you access to a huge network of alumni and other contacts.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MSc degree.

    In order to apply, students must already have achieved an undergraduate degree at a CGPA of 3.0 – 4.0.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

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