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IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (PGD Endo) Programme provides training in Endodontics specially designed for general dental practitioners. The curriculum is designed to enhance their knowledge and competencies in providing evidence based Endodontic treatment of cases with different levels of difficulties.

Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics

The programme aims to train the candidates to be competent in the understanding of pulpal and periapical pathophysiology, selection of appropriate dental materials/instruments, fundamental rationale of clinical techniques and managing failed Endodontic cases of moderate difficulty. It is designed for full-time as well as part-time students to offer the respective flexible options. With this flexibility the students can balance between maintaining their dental practice, pursuing their postgraduate training and learning at their own pace.

This 1-year programme includes total 6 modules sequenced based on the nature of Endodontic cases and taught by eminent and experienced full time and adjunct faculty including clinicians cum academicians. Students can enjoy a full access to IMU’s Oral Health Centre and library facilities. There will be one to one supervision for their cases at IMU’s Clinic or in the student’s own clinic.

Students will also be allowed to perform Endodontic treatment and will be allowed to utilise IMU’s facilities including Dental operating microscope and CBCT, if needed. Each student is required to complete 25 clinical cases. The PG Endo programme has collaboration with world renowned companies sponsoring their equipments and materials.

Key Facts

DEGREE

  • Postgraduate Diploma In Endodontics

Commencement

  • April

total duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees

  • All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.

Why Study Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics?

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 29 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education.

IMU achieved the SETARA-2018/2019 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

State of The Art Digital Technologies

Students will be having a free hand to utilize IMU’s digital facilities including Dental operating microscope and CBCT.

Flexible Learning Options

Flexible modular design that provides options for dentists to continue working in their clinics whilst enrolled on the course. Flexibility to treat patients in IMU’s Oral Health Center as well as in students’ own clinics.

Course Content & Delivery

Course content is prepared by experts in the field of Endoodntics The content is delivered with a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, CBL, practical and clinical hands-on.

Highly Qualified & Experienced Staff

The course is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international prosthodontists. The eminent fulltime and adjunct faculty members are involved in delivering different aspects of treatments based on one’s expertise.

Entry Requirement

A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to:

 

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent qualification
  • Registered under Division 1 of the Malaysian Dental
    Register and holds current Annual Practicing Certificate
    (APC); or
  • Registered with the dental regulatory body in another
    country and eligible to be granted a Temporary
    Practicing Certificate (TPC)
  • Eligible to apply for an APC or TPC (whichever
    is applicable) that is specific to the IMU Oral
    Health Centre (OHC) and eligible to attend clinical
    sessions in the Centre during the study period of
    the program
  • A minimum of one (1) year clinical practice
    after basic degree
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in Endodontics
    with appropriate baseline knowledge and skills
    in general dentistry
  • Health requirements as required by IMU
For Malaysian Students
Not applicable

For International Students

  • IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  • Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

The following categories of students are exempted from the
above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English
    is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian
    or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered
    in English.
Note

Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information

Application and Registration Fees

Fee Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fee 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 3,000
Student Association Fee per Semester 40 40
Tuition Fee (RM)
Tuition Fee 55,000 68,750
Fee for First intake 50,000 63,750
  • All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit are payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Offi ce.
  • Students must adhere to the Policy on Payment of Fees

Views from Our Community

Dr Shekhar Bhatia

Lecturer, Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics

I have been involved in this programme from its inception. The programme aims to train students in the understanding of pulpal and periapical pathophysiology, selection of appropriate dental materials/instruments, fundamental rationale of clinical techniques and management of failed Endodontic cases of moderate difficulty. To facilitate smooth functioning and learning in IMU, the students would be assigned personal mentors to substantiate their academic pursuit.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between Prosthodontics and Endodontics?

Endodontics is a treatment pertaining to saving the existing teeth from caries and pulpal infections by performing root canal treatment and related procedures. However, prosthodontics treatment is performed after removal of teeth and refers to replacement of missing teeth or related structures by artificial means.

I read in the programme brochure that this is a one-year full-time course. I have my own private practice. Will I be able to complete the course in one year?

Yes, as this programme has been designed with working dental practitioners in mind. Dental practitioners who have registered for the course are guided and mentored to fulfil the requirements of the course in one year. However, those who may not be able to commit the time to fulfil the requirements will be provided an allowance to complete the requirements up to a period of three years.

As this course is an approved programme, will I be considered a specialist after taking this course?

No, this is not a speciality course and you are not considered as a specialist. However, the postgraduate diploma qualification can be added to your credentials to certify that you are trained through an approved university course to provide endodontic treatment.

What is the programme structure like?

This programme includes 6 modules in 2 semesters with a total of 30 credit hours to be delivered over a period of 1 year. Duration of each module is approximately 6 weeks including 1-week of compulsory on site activities in IMU School of Dentistry. For clinical activities, students have the choice of treating patients at the IMU’s Oral Health Centre or in their own clinics. All teaching and learning activities will be completed within the first year, students will take 1 to 2 years to complete clinical case requirements and appear for final assessment.

When does the course begin? Do you have tentative module dates for compulsory attendance?

April 2020. Yes, tentative module dates are already decided before programme starts.

Who are the teachers involved in this programme?

All Endodontist from IMU and well-known speakers sponsored by industry partners. Few other discipline specialists are also involved in teaching multidisciplinary treatment aspects. The list of the team is as follows:

  • Dr Abhishek Parolia
  • Dr Shekhar Bhatia
  • Dr Venkatesh N Babu
  • Dr Sultan Omer Sheriff
  • Prof Seow Liang Ling
  • Dr Swarna Y.M.
  • Dr Lam Jac Meng
  • Dr Preena Sidhu

Does IMU provide patients for clinical training?

Yes, few initial number of patients (Usually 2 to 4 initial cases out of 25 Endodontic cases)

If I am currently practising in another country, will I be able to treat patients at IMU?

Yes, as long as you fulfil our entry requirements, you will be able to treat patients in IMU as a postgraduate student under supervision.

If I need to treat my patients at IMU would that be possible? What will be the arrangement and costs for the patient?

Yes, you can treat your own patients in IMU and the charges will be applicable to the patients as per the IMU’s Oral Health Clinic Postgraduate student charges will be slightly lesser than the expert charges.

What will be the arrangement and costs for patients treated in my own clinic?

You can charge the patients treated in your own clinic as per your clinic charges. IMU do not have control on it. Should you need direct supervision for patients treated in your own clinic for more challenging cases, then IMU can arrange for suitable supervisors to be present in your clinic. There will be extra fees that you will need to pay to support the attendance of the supervisors in your clinic. The quantum will depend on the time spent, travel and accommodation needs (where necessary) for supervisors to be on site.

What is the application process? What is the deadline for the registration?

Acceptance of candidates into the programme is on a first-come, first served basis. Upon submission of your online application, applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Successful applicants will be notified within three working days.

How much are the fees and how can they be paid?

The course fee is RM55,000. For the first cohort starting in Feb 2020, there will be discounted fees of RM 50,000. A special payment option can be arranged where students can pay in four installments with RM20,000 upon registration and the remaining RM30,000 is paid in three bimonthly instalments.

Where can I apply to join the course?

The online application is available via this link.

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A Word from the Dean

Prof-Seow-Liang-Lin

PROF SEOW LIANG LIN

Dean, School of Dentistry
BDS (Mal), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Mal)

“The primary objective of the IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics is to provide dental practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in Endodontics; to plan and treat a range of patients needing minimal to moderately difficult root canal therapy. This programme is designed to support the training and learning of working dental practitioners by using a flexible modular mode of delivery and a wide array of teaching methods supplemented with guidance from personal tutors. The training emphasises the provision of care based on current evidence, appropriate technologies and specialised techniques. An evidence-based patient-centered approach is used in advising patients concerning treatment options and prognosis. The programme covers knowledge acquisition through face-to-face and online lectures and case-based discussion, skills development through hands-on training in the simulation lab, and clinical experience through patient care at the IMU Oral Health Centre and at the student’s own workplace. This programme aims to produce graduates able to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach in managing oral health care, and provide accessible and affordable endodontic care. Graduates are expected to be able to update their skills through lifelong learning, and share their expertise with their peers.”

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