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Master of Orofacial Sciences (Restorative/Perio/Ortho)

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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1 year
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CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Dentistry
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

The Master of Orofacial Sciences Programme bridges the Doctor of Dental Surgery and the three-year Doctorate programme. This one-year programme is a pre-requisite to join the Doctorate programme. The combination of one year Master and three years Doctorate programme will be required to enable the graduates to be registered as dental specialists in the chosen specialty, under the Malaysian Dental Act 2018.

This Master programme provides opportunities for local private practitioners or potential dental lecturers to enhance their skills in an area of interest to them. The programme includes four common modules namely Applied Medical and Dental Sciences, Research Methodology, Research Project and Community Dental Practice. The fifth module will be the discipline chosen by the candidate, either in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology or Orthodontics, as offered currently.

The research project will be a minor study based on the simple collation of clinical data towards a clinical audit outcome, preliminary field studies or introductory laboratory studies. The research output can be in the form of mini-dissertations or scientific reports.

Curriculum
  • Applied Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Research Methodology
  • Community Dental Practice
  • Research Project
  • Integrated Restorative Dentistry / Periodontology / Orthodontics
Entry Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree:
    • A Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from a local University or its equivalent.
    • No minimum clinical experience required to join.
    • Registered with the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) and holds current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) or registered with the dental regulatory body in another country and eligible to be granted a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by MDC.
    • Health requirements as required by the Higher Education Provider (HEP).
  • English Proficiency (for foreign students):
    • MUET: Band 4
    • IELTS: 6.0
    • TOEFL: 550
Career Prospects
  • Manage restorative cases with higher proficiency
  • Pursue higher education in Doctorate of Restorative Dentistry

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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