The Master of Orofacial Sciences Programme bridges the Doctor of Dental Surgery and the three-year doctorate (DResDent).This one-year programme will be a pre-requisite to the first planned doctoral programme, Doctor of Restorative Dentistry (DResDent). This combination of one year Master and three years Doctoral programme will be among the qualifications required to enable graduates to be registered as dental specialists under the new Malaysian Dental Act 2018 which was recently passed by Cabinet.
This Master programme provides opportunities for local private practitioners or potential dental lecturers to specialised in an area of interest to them. The common core courses make up 50% of the programme and includes Applied Medical and Dental Sciences, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, Research Project and General Dentistry. The Restorative Dentistry module shall comprise of at least 50% of the programme.
The research project may be 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.
- Applied Medical and Dental Sciences
- Research Methodology
- Community Dental Practice
- Research Project
- Integrated Restorative Dentistry
Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent qualification
A minimum of one year Clinical Experience after graduation
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)
This one-year programme will be a pre-requisite to the first planned doctoral programme, Doctor of Restorative Dentistry (DResDent). This combination of one-year masters (MOFSc) and the three-year doctorate (DResDent) programs will enable the graduates to be registrable with the Malaysian National Specialist Registry or future Register of Specialists upon approval by Cabinet of the new Malaysian Dental Act. This program will also cater for International candidates who may not have the financial capabilities to do the specialists programme in Malaysia but intend to have follow-up specialist training in their own country.