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Periodontology

The master's programme in Dental Science with specialisation in Periodontology is offered as:

Two-year master's programme

This programme is a full-time, two-year international master's programme with clinical training in Periodontology. The programme is offered to dentists with a minimum of two years clinical experience after graduation, who seek to improve their competence in theoretical knowledge, and their clinical skills in periodontology and in research.

The programme gives the student broad knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and implants. This includes the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these structures and tissues, as well as implant site development and surgical placement.

Objectives

Students taking this two-year master's programme attain broad knowledge in periodontology, allowing them to examine and evaluate relevant patient history and clinical conditions and to appropriately design a treatment plan, taking individual patient needs and expectations into consideration. The student is also trained in non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, including straightforward implant therapy.

Upon successful completion of the master's programme, which includes a research project and the defence of a thesis, students will be awarded a Master's Degree in Dental Science (MDSc).

Faculty

Students treat several selected patients under the close guidance and supervision of experienced periodontists and academic staff.

Course components

After introductory courses in comprehensive dentistry and research methodology, focused specialisation in periodontology is obtained through a combination of courses, lectures, seminars, and preclinical/clinical work.

The department has a problem-based approach to learning, and encourages self-directed study in the theory and practice of periodontology. Students are exposed to clinical cases with increasing complexity and also collaborate with residents in the national specialisation programme. Joint seminars with postgraduate students and specialists from other relevant subareas are often offered.


Four-year master's programme with advanced clinical training

This programme is a full-time, four-year international master's programme in Periodontology with advanced clinical training (on a level comparable to Swedish specialist training). The programme is offered to certified dentists, with a minimum of two years of clinical experience, who seek to improve their competence in  theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in periodontology.

The programme gives students extensive knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and implants. This includes the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these structures and tissues, as well as implant site development and surgical placement and restoration.

Objectives

Students taking this four-year master's programme attain comprehensive knowledge in periodontology allowing them to examine and evaluate relevant patient history and clinical conditions and to appropriately design a comprehensive treatment plan, taking individual patient needs and expectations into consideration. The student is also trained in the full scope of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, including periodontal plastic surgery and regenerative surgery. In addition, the student acquires training in the full scope of surgical treatment steps for tooth replacement with implants, including the reconstruction – to a certain extent – of the alveolar process, and also with regard to the prosthetic rehabilitation of implant, and the management of peri-implant tissue pathology. Finally, the student is trained in the evaluation, establishment, execution, and monitoring of an individualised maintenance programme.

Upon successful completion of the programme, which includes a research project and the defence of a thesis, participants will be awarded a Master's Degree in Dental Science (MDSc). Learning outcomes of a clinical, theoretical, pedagogical, and scientific nature are assessed throughout the programme.

At the end of year four, final course fulfilment is examined in writing and orally, including the presentation of several patient cases treated during the residency. The student should be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge, understanding, skills, and approaches in periodontology. A certificate documenting advanced clinical training in periodontology at Malmö University will be issued.

Faculty

The students treat several selected patients under the close guidance and supervision of experienced periodontists and academic staff.

Course components

After introductory courses in comprehensive dentistry and research methodology, focused specialisation in periodontology is obtained through a combination of courses, lectures, seminars, and preclinical/clinical work.

The department has a problem-based approach to learning, and encourages self-directed study in the theory and practice of periodontology. Students are exposed to clinical cases with increasing complexity and also collaborate with residents in the national specialisation programme. Joint seminars with postgraduate students and specialists from other relevant subareas are often offered.

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