Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The programme provides a sound basis for medical and dental practitioners who aspire to manage complex facial injuries from either background. This part'time, distance learning MSc which runs over a 2 year period allows longitudinal academic support enabling the practitioner to develop their understanding of the subject and to apply this to their own practice. The course provides a structured distance learning programme to support both education and clinical practice surgeons working in this field. The programme is suitable for both junior and senior trainees from senior house officer level 2 senior higher surgical trainee. The programme is designed to support trainees in oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, and neurosurgery who aspire to manage complex facial injuries.

Course Modules

Initial presentation and assessment: 15 credits' historical aspects; philosophy of mdt trauma practice; epidemiology; emergency care; airway provision; 1st aid treatment; integration of the craniofacial surgeon within the acute trauma team; emergency eye care; bone healing; soft tissue healing; wound dressings; wound care; digital imaging; use of dicom data; dicom readers; 3d analysis; treatment planning; low energy and high energy injuries. MRCS entry ' oral pathology for surgeons: 15 credits ' dental aspects including restorative dentistry; implantogy; surgical exodontia with reference to trauma surgery; dental cysts; pathological fractures; odontogenic infections; orthodontics. BDS entry ' medical and surgical pathology for oral surgeons: 15 credits ' medical and surgical aspects relevant to the practice of craniofacial trauma surgery; orthopaedic, general surgical trauma. Management of the fractured mandible: 15 credits ' fractures of the mandible; principles and practice of imf; condylar management; head of condyle; reconstruction techniques; iliac crest grafts the edentulous mandible. Management of fractures of the lateral midface: 15 credits 'fractures of the zygoma; orbit; ocular injuries. Year two: Management of fractures of the central middle third: 15 credits 'fractures of the middle 3rd of the face; nasal; naso orbitoethmoid; panfacial injuries ' sequencing. Management of craniofacial fractures: 15 credits ' fractures of the upper 3rd; frontal bone; frontal sinus; neurosurgical ward management; acute combined neurosurgical management. Management of acute facial soft tissue injuries: 15 credits ' acute soft tissue injuries ' primary care; management of acute tissue loss; local flaps; axial flaps; free flaps; salivary gland injuries; facial nerve repair. Principles of secondary reconstruction: 15 credits ' assessment ' principles of management of enophthalmos; zygomatic osteotomy; maxillary and mandibular osteotomy; cranioplasty; principles of static and dynamic reanimation; scar revision; fat grafting; tmj replacement; camouflage; psychological aspects ' managing expectation. Dissertation 60 credits ' this would be on an aspect of facial trauma management to supplement current opinion ' ie a literature search and review.

Course Additional Entry

Completion of Medical or Dental degree (MBBS, BDS or MD) recognised by Queen Mary University of London. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a credible commitment to the practice of craniofacial trauma surgery within their subspecialty. English requirements should be any of the following: Grade B at A'Level; IELTS (overall score of 7, with 6.5 in the Writing and Speaking modules); TOEFL Internet'Based Test: An overall score of 100, with 24 in Writing and Speaking; TOEFL Paper'Based Test: An overall score of 610, with 5.0 in Writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)