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1 PROGRAMME APPROVAL FORM SECTION 1 THE PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION 1. Programme title and designation Orthodontics 2. Final award Award Title Credit ECTS Any special criteria value equivalent MSc Orthodontics N/A 3. Nested award Award Title Credit ECTS Any special criteria value equivalent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4. Exit award Award Title Credit ECTS Any special criteria value equivalent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5. Level in the qualifications framework M (7) 6. Attendance Full-time Part-time Distance learning Mode of attendance 5 days pw n/a n/a Minimum length of programme 3 years n/a n/a Maximum length of programme 6 years n/a n/a 7. Awarding institution/body Kings College London (University of Malta) 8. Teaching institution Kings College London (University of Malta) 9. Proposing department Craniofacial Development, Orthodontics and Microbiology Group 10. Programme organiser and contact Prof F McDonald Details Tel: UCAS code (if appropriate) n/a 12. Relevant QAA subject benchmark/ n/a Professional, statutory and regulatory body guidelines 13. Date of production of specification Modified Date of programme review 2015/16

2 16. Educational aims of the programme i.e what is the purpose of the programme and general statements about the learning that takes place over the duration of the programme The aim is to produce a highly knowledgeable professional in Orthodontics at master s level. Further, the aim is to produce a dentist proficient and skilful in Orthodontics. In addition, to develop an appreciation of the need for lifelong learning, and the need to apply advances in relevant knowledge. 17. Educational objectives of the programme/programme outcomes (as relevant to the SEEC Credit Level Descriptors) The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding and skills in the following areas: Knowledge and understanding The programme provides a knowledge and understanding of the following: The programme provides a knowledge and understanding of the following which are relevant to Orthodontics: Biomedical sciences Radiological science Materials science Statistics Scientific basis of Orthodontics Patient management Human disease Research methodology Professional responsibility These are achieved through the following teaching/learning methods and strategies: Attendance at lectures Participation in seminars Participation at clinics On-line learning modules and assessment. Independent study reading original papers, using computers & databases Assessment: Coursework Project report Examinations On-line assessment Skills and other attributes Intellectual skills: Analyse both scientific and clinical data Critically review the relevant scientific literature Form concepts of oral health Solve complex clinical problems Ability to reflect critically on one s own work (academic or clinical) Plan a research project Devise and support arguments for oral These are achieved through the following teaching/learning methods and strategies: Attendance at lectures Participation in seminars Participation at clinics On-line modules Independent study reading original papers, using computers & databases

3 health Adapt to change Practical skills: Undertake advanced diagnosis and treatment planning Perform advanced clinical procedures Manage referred patients appropriately Develop appropriate computer skills Perform correct clinical governance Assessment: Coursework Project report Examinations On-line assessments These are achieved through the following teaching/learning methods and strategies: Attendance at lectures Laboratory exercises Participation in seminars Participation at clinics On-line modules Independent study reading original papers, using computers & databases Assessment: Coursework Project report Examinations On-line assessments Generic/transferable skills: Take appropriate responsibility Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues Use information and communications technology Manage effectively patients, resources and time Learn effectively to facilitate continuing professional development Conduct a research project Presentational skills These are achieved through the following teaching/learning methods and strategies: Participation at clinics Attendance at lectures Participation in seminars On-line modules Independent study reading original papers, using computers & databases Assessment: Coursework Project report Examinations On-line assessments 18. Statement of how the programme has been informed by the relevant subject benchmark statement(s)/professional, statutory and regulatory body guidelines The General Dental Council of the United Kingdom and the Medical Council of Malta have produced curricula for specialist training, with which this course complies. Specialist training dictates a programme of not less than 3 years full-time study. The Specialist training aspect is overseen by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics in the United Kingdom and the Medical Council of Malta. This only applies to students who have been formally

4 approved to undertake specialist training leading to direct access to the Orthodontic specialist list. For non-specialist trainees, this programme is related to, but not a formal part of, the GDC curriculum for UK and Maltese specialist training. 19. In cases of joint honours programmes please provide a rationale for the particular subject combination, either educational or academic Nature of the involvement of external body Clinical chairside training/practical application of procedures taught at the academic base Description of the learning resources available at the off-campus location Patients, specialists and equipment for the provision of the appropriate training. This includes clinical facilities, internet access, postgraduate libraries and dedicated computer availability What mechanisms will be put in place to ensure the ongoing monitoring of the delivery of the programme, to include monitoring of learning resources off-site or by the external body? Regular reviews with students throughout the 3 years Regular visits by programme co-ordinator 3 meetings per year with all consultants involved with the delivery of the programme Which is the lead department and/or School? KCL

5 20. Programme structure Please complete the following table and, if appropriate, to include joint, major/minor or other variations Code = code of each module available for the programme Title = title of each module available for the programme, plus its credit level and credit value Status = please indicate whether the module is introductory (I), core (Cr), compulsory (Cp), one or more of however many modules must be passed to progress (CrCp), (P) professional (i.e. module testing skills/competency that has no credit level or value but is a professional body requirement) or optional (O) for each type of programme. For postgraduate programmes use the "single honours" column Pre-requisite/Co-requisite = where appropriate please indicate whether the module is pre-requisite to another module or co-requisite by noting pre or co and the module code that it is pre/co-requisite to. Assessment = please indicate in broad terms the assessment for the module eg written examinations, coursework (Note: the availability of optional modules may vary slightly from year to year; the following are the modules available at the commencement of the programme) Code Title Credit Level Full-time Study First Year 7NODDD01 Orthodontics Part 1: Science of Orthodontics 7NODDD02 Orthodontics Part 2: Clinical Orthodontics 7NODDD03 Orthodontics Part 3: Clinical 7NODDD04 Orthodontics Part 4: Research Credit Value 7 30 Cr 7 30 Cr 7 60 Cr 7 60 Cr Status (I, Cr, Cp, CrCp, P, O) for each type of module Single Joint Major/ Minor Pre-requisite/ Co-requisite (Please note the module code) Single Joint Major/ Minor Assessment (Arranged by the schedule of assessment) The following are the modules above that are still being delivered in the 2 nd and 3 rd year

6 Second Year 7NODDD01 Part 1: Science of Orthodontics (Continuing) 7NODDD02 Orthodontics Part 2: Clinical Orthodontics (Continuing) 7NODDD03 Orthodontics Part 3: Clinical (Continuing) 7NODDD04 Orthodontics Part 4: Research (Continuing) Third Year 7NODDD03 Orthodontics Part 3: Clinical (Continuing) 7 Examination (100%) Examination (100%) Clinical Examination (30%) 1 practical examination (20%) Oral Examination (20% 1 Assessed Coursework (Cases and Open Problems) (30%) Research Project (60%) Oral Examination (40%) 7NODDD04 Orthodontics Part 4: Research (Continuing) If a Masters programme, are level 6 credit levels permitted within the programme? No Maximum number of credits permitted with a condoned fail (core modules excluded) None Are students permitted to take any additional credits, as per regulation A3; 5.10? Not formally as part of the MSc structure. However, in addition to the 180 credits required for the award of MSc, students will undertake an additional 300 credits of clinical work, and also study for separate award of the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, which is worth 60 credits at level H (6) in the qualifications framework. Are students permitted to take a substitute module, as per regulation A3, 20.7? No Are there are any exceptions to the regulations regarding credits, progression or award requirements? (where relevant the information should also differentiate the particular requirements of pathways within a programme or nested/exit awards) The conferment of the MClinDent/MSc degree will only be made following completion of the supervised clinical work to a standard deemed satisfactory by the

7 programme board.

8 Other relevant information to explain the programme structure Please note that new students enrolling on the information provided on this section of the PAF will have these regulations stipulated throughout their programme of study. The only exception to this will be if there are changes made by Professional, Regulatory or Statutory Bodies that are noted to this programme. Students must pass all four modules with an overall mark of 50% in each in order to be awarded the MSc. Compensation will be permitted within modules, but not between course units, provided that the mark of an individual element of assessment does not fall below 40%. The percentages of the overall assessment scheme given below will be used to calculate the award of a merit and distinction, according to the core scheme as set out in the Credit Framework Regulations of King s College London. The students will be allocated either through the London deanery to hospitals with associated clinics or to Malta Dental Institute Students who undertake their practical work at the University of Malta will be awarded a joint degree of King s College London and the University of Malta. All other students will be awarded a degree of King s College London only. 21. Marking criteria All elements of assessment will be marked as per KCL Dental Institute marking criteria (in accordance with KCL criteria). In calculating pass, merit and distinction, the percentage weightings of the overall assessment scheme given in section 20 will be used. 22. Particular features of the programme which help to reduce the barriers experienced by disabled students and ensure that the programme is accessible to all students who meet the entry requirements All clinical and educational facilities have disabled access.

9 PROGRAMME APPROVAL FORM SECTION 2 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Not all of the information in this section will be relevant for all programmes and for some programmes this section will not be relevant at all 1. Programme name MSc in Orthodontics 2. Is this programme involved in collaborative activity? Yes No If yes what type of Collaborative Provision is it (tick appropriate box)? Does the programme have an access/feeder Programme for entry into it? Does the programme have an articulation/progression agreement for entry into it? Dual Award Franchised Provision Joint Award For University of Malta cohort only Partnership Programme Recognition of Study or Award of Credit through off-campus study or placement Staff and student exchange Validated provision Have the relevant stages and appropriate paperwork been approved and the paperwork forwarded onto QA&AA Office? Yes No Not applicable

10 3. If the programme is a joint award with an institution outwith the University of London, validated provision or franchised provision, has the necessary approval been sought from College Education Committee? Yes No Not applicable Please attach a copy of Part 1 of the Partner Profile and checklist submitted to the College Education Committee 4. Partnership programme - in cases where parts or all of the programme are delivered away from one of the College campuses by a body or bodies external to the College please provide the following details Name and address of the off-campus location and external body a. University of Malta (for specific cohort of students) b. Associated District General Hospitals (UK-based students). Name and address of the off-campus location and/or external body District General Hospital Trusts that may be visited Ashford, Kent Canterbury Brighton St Helier East Grinstead Guildford St Georges Tooting Kingston Great Ormond Street Orpington Sidcup Percentage/amount of the programme delivered off-campus or by external body For both a and b 50% Nature of the involvement of external body For both a and b - providing clinical facilities, patients and appropriate staff. Description of the learning resources available at the off-campus location For both a and b: Correct staff student ratio On-line education Chairside clinical environments Tutorial rooms Examination halls What mechanisms will be put in place to ensure the ongoing monitoring of the delivery of the programme, to include monitoring of learning resources off-site or by the external body? For both a and b Weekly contact by staff on both sites.

11 On-line resources will be managed and examined at KCL. The District General Hospital units to which the students may be seconded have been inspected by the academic lead for KCL. Please attach the report of the visit to the off-campus location 5. Recognition of study or award of credit through off-campus study or placement - please indicate how the time will be spent, the length of time out, the amount of credit and whether it is a compulsory or optional part of the programme N/A Year abroad Year in employment Placement Other (please specify) Time spent Credit amount..compulsory/optional.. 6. Please provide a rationale for any such time outside the College, other than that which is a requirement of a professional, statutory or regulatory body The clinical facilities at KCL are limited in terms of expansion; the Malta site has been visited by several KCL staff and those from the English Royal College. 5. Please give details if the programme requires validation or accreditation by a professional, statutory or regulatory body Name and address of PSB N/A Frequency of validation/ accreditation Date of next validation/ accreditation

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