Master in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics


The Master in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics will enable you to: treat dentofacial deformities, treat patient presenting deciduous, mixed and permanet dentition, diagnose and treat Class I, II and III malocclusions, vertical and transversal occlusal alterations, treat adult patients even with reduced dentition and/or periodontal problems, interact with other specialists and be part of a multidisciplinary team.

The Masters degree in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics is an intensive theoretical and practical course which runs for four years, on a part-time basis. Students are expected to attend 1 week of theoretical lessons in Malta, held 3 times a year, for the 4 years of duration of the programme. The course is taught by specialists with extensive experience in the field and who are mostly accredited by the European Board of Orthodontics.

Subjects will be taught through group sessions, seminars practical skills training, and students-led enhancement sessions. Once the clinic and the supervisor are selected and confirmed by UCM in line with regulatory requirements, a learning agreement shall be signed between the parties to outline the quality assurance procedures, the learning outcomes, assessment and reporting processes. In all cases, students have to be responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary warrants/authority/insurance to perform clinical practice.

The Master in Clinical Dentistry (MQF Level 7, Mode of Study: Part-time, Duration: 4 Years, ECTS: 180, Language: Italian-English) issued by UCM United Campus of Malta HEI Foundation, is accredited by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education and is based on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF)1

The Malta Qualifications Framework is mapped against:

– the European Qualification Framework (EQF);

– the Qualifications Frameworks in the European Higher Education Area (QF/EHEA);

– the Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF).

The UCM graduate with Master in Clinical Dentistry Orthodontics who aims to work in Italy will also have the faculty of:

a) requesting the academic recognition of the qualification (obtaining the corresponding Italian qualification) from an Italian University of preference (pursuant to art. 2, Law 148/2002 of the Italian Law).

b) requesting non-academic recognition in Italy for access to public competitions from the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Public Administration – P.P.A. Office (pursuant to Art. 38 of Legislative Decree 165/2001 and Art. 2 of Presidential Decree 189/2009 of the Italian regulatory framework).

The Master combines lectures and research with mandatory clinical training modules. Clinical practice needs to achieve a set of learning outcomes and may be done at our partners abroad, Italy or at fully qualified clinics in your country of preference.

The latter will only be accepted following the submission of relevant certificates and documentation showing that the clinics are fully authorized to perform the practice in question. All clinical practice will also be supervised.

The clinical practice at our clinics will be done by our supervisors and professors. Supervision at other clinics needs to be undertaken by qualified personnel. For this purpose, UCM requires Curriculum Vitae and certificates showing the qualifications of your chosen supervisor.

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