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Diagnostic Oral Pathology MMedSci

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Qualification type

MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

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Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You’ll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

We teach you competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You’ll learn when further information or additional procedures are needed to confirm a diagnosis.


Teaching is through:

  • An induction period
  • Supervised reporting
  • Staff and student-led seminars
  • Practical laboratory techniques
  • Lectures
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation
  • Independent directed self-study


You’ll be assessed through:

  • Introductory multi-choice assessment
  • Examinations at the end of each semester consisting of written papers and a microscope-based exam
  • Assessed essays and presentations at journal clubs and seminars
  • Dissertation project

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Basic Principles of Pathology - Core
Basic Techniques in Histopathology - Core
Research Problems and Approaches - Core
Laboratory Research Methods - Core
Diagnostic Oral Pathology - Core
Tissue Engineering - Core
Advanced Oral Histopathology - Core
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You need a recognised dental or medical qualification. You must have at least one year’s postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical discipline.