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Forensic Odontology MFOdont

Key information
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Qualification type

MFOdont - Master of Forensic Odontology

Subject areas

Forensic Medical Studies Dental Services

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

A course addressing the aspects of the topic most frequently the subject of expert testimony in court, and having most relevance internationally.

Forensic dentists are required in all countries to provide dental expertise to courts and legal systems. Dentists wishing to work in this field often find it difficult to gain the necessary skills.

This 2 year course addresses those aspects of forensic odontology which are most frequently the subject of expert testimony in courts and have the most relevance to forensic odontology internationally.

Why study this course at Dundee?

Internationally, there are few opportunities for dentists to gain expertise in forensic odontology in a structured manner from a University with a dental school and an active forensic medicine department.

As a student in Forensic Odontology you will work closely with other postgraduate students in Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science and Forensic Toxicology. You will develop a deep understanding of the role of other forensic disciplines and identify when, where and how forensic odontology links with the wider forensic community. This provides a unique multi-disciplinary nature to the course.

Our students benefit from their own Forensic Library, situated within the Dental School. The library contains a wealth of textbooks and current journals which are updated monthly. This gives students the opportunity to study course specific content in their own space, and also encourages collaboration between students.

What is so good about this course?

Acquiring this qualification will be a key step in the development of professional expertise in forensic odontology. The programme will enable graduates to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in forensic odontology and research. Uniquely, they will learn interdisciplinary skills that are essential for dealing with forensic issues in real life.

Careers

Acquiring this qualification will be a key step in the development of professional expertise in forensic odontology.

You will gain:

Skills, knowledge and experience in aspects of forensic odontology which are most frequently the subject of expert testimony in course.
A deep understanding of the role of other forensic disciplines, resulting in in-depth knowledge of where and how forensic odontology links with the wider forensic community.
The necessary skills to plan, execute and write-up a research project.

The interdisciplinary aspect of this course, and the focus on the important aspects of forensic odontology will ensure that you are in a position to contribute to forensic service provision in your region/country.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

24 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

FM51002 - Dental Tissue Biology (20 Credits)
FM52002 - Bite Mark I (10 Credits)
FM51001 - Dental Identification and Disaster Victim Identification (30 Credits)
FM52001 - Age Estimation by dental means (20 Credits)
FM52003 - Dentistry and the Law (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Prospective applicants must hold a primary dental qualification BDS (or equivalent). At least 2 years post-qualification dental experience is desirable before applying.