Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
This MSc introduces you to the principles of experimental pathology in oral disease. We offer you comprehensive training in the principles of laboratory research methods and the range of techniques used to study the behaviour of oral tissues in health and disease.
You’ll follow a structured course of seminars, with practical work, dealing with the structure and behaviour of cells and tissues in health and disease. You’ll begin with fundamental concepts of cell biology and continue with the application of these concepts to oral and dental disease. Related disciplines such as oral microbiology and immunology will also be covered.
Throughout the programme, an emphasis will be placed on the evidence base for these concepts and the way in which such evidence is obtained by observation and experiment.
You’ll join one of our research teams and undertake a laboratory-based research project in the final module of the programme, exploring any aspect of oral disease. We’ll introduce you to experimental design and research, so you’re at the very forefront of innovations in this field.
You’ll gain transferable laboratory skills, in addition to those gained as part of your research project. You’ll learn how to write papers and present them to your peers – and for publication.
Running in parallel with your core programme you’ll be invited to attend seminars within the Blizard, across basic science disciplines, genomics, immunobiology, molecular cell biology and neurosciences.
2:2 degree or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry or Biology.
For intercalating BDS Dentistry students:
Successfully completed at least three years (360 credits) of the BDS or equivalent dental course (for clinically based masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/dental practices/clinics))
Passed BDS year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunity
Demonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application and/or interview
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