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The general objective of the Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics [MDS(Orthodontics&DentofacialOrthopaedics)] programme is to educate dentists to become specialists in orthodontics with a solid, broad academic background and adequate clinical experience in different treatment methods through prescribed coursework, supervised clinical work and a supervised research project.
The coursework will enable the students to acquire knowledge of the relevant literature and basic scientific skills; to develop a scientific approach to solving problems; to learn to assess and criticise scientific papers; to undertake typodont courses and implement techniques in clinical orthodontics to an advanced level; to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in the management of all kinds of young and adult orthodontic patients; to acquire familiarity with related dental/medical disciplines and the biomedical sciences relevant to orthodontics; and to receive training in research methods.
The programme will include an oral and written examination of clinical and research findings, as well as a research project to be planned, conducted and presented as a written thesis or a publishable paper to a committee including Internal and External examiners.
Notes about fees for this course
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To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate:
a) shall comply with the General Regulations;
b) shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
c) shall satisfy any other admission requirements which may be prescribed from time to time for the relevant curriculum; and
d) for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).
An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.
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