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Advance your Skills with a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics

21 Jan 2021

The Endodontics branch of dentistry deals with saving teeth and helps in maintaining natural teeth. Gaining additional training in this branch of dentistry will give candidates not only knowledge, skills and confidence in providing evidence-based Endodontic treatment of cases with different levels of difficulties but also help the practitioner in achieving better predictable clinical outcomes, improved and highest quality care. This hands-on programme with a portfolio during course will be beneficial in extending skills and service innovation in any practitioner’s practice. IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (PGDEndo) Programme which will be having its first intake in April 2021 provides training in Endodontics for general dental practitioners. 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. This 1-year programme includes a total of 6 modules sequenced on the nature of Endodontic cases and taught by eminent and experienced full-time and adjunct faculty. Students will enjoy full access to the IMU Oral Health Centre and learning resources, including library facilities. This programme is designed for full-time and part-time students with the respective flexible options. This programme includes 6 modules in 2 semesters (17 weeks each) 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 the clinical activities, students have the choice of treating patients at the IMU Oral Health Centre or in their own clinics. For both full time and part-time tracks, students will complete the face-to-face teaching and learning activities for the 6 modules within the first year of the student’s enrolment. Full time students who require more time to complete their clinical requirements may apply to extend their enrolment for 1-year, subject to approval by Senate. Part-time students who require more time to complete their clinical requirements may apply to extend their enrolment for 2 years, subject to approval by Senate.

The six modules are:
• Fundamental Science in Endodontics
• Endodontic Management of Single-Rooted Teeth
• Endodontic Management of Multiple-Rooted Teeth of Moderate Difficulty
• Rotary Endodontics
• Management of Endodontic Cases Requiring a Multidisciplinary Approach
• Management of Failed Endodontic Cases in Single-Rooted Teeth and Endodontic Mishaps

Why Study Endodontics at IMU?
• It’s the first postgraduate diploma programme in Endodontics in Malaysia recognised by Malaysian Qualifications Agency(MQA).
• Students will have a free hand to utilise IMU’s digital facilities including dental operating microscope and CBCT.
• Having 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 Oral Health Center as well as in students’ own clinics.
• The course is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international endodontists.

A multimodal assessment system ensures that the various learning outcomes of the programme are adequately and appropriately assessed. Formative and summative assessments are conducted throughout the programme. The methods of assessment are mapped to the learning outcomes of the modules. The Professional Examination comprises theory and clinical components divided into continuous assessment and a final examination. For the Final Examination, candidates must pass the theory and clinical components to be awarded the Diploma.

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