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Programme structure: Clinical Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management (PG Dip) - what's running in 2021/22

If students transfer to this Diploma from either the PG Certificate in Clinical Oral Surgery or the PG Certificate in Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management, they will already have taken some of the units that are included in this route.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Surgical Skills 2 ORDSM0035 20 Mandatory TB-2
Surgical Skills 1 ORDSM0030 20 Mandatory TB-1
Clinical Oral Surgery ORDSM0020 20 Mandatory TB-1
Local Anaesthesia ORDSM0031 20 Mandatory TB-1
Anxiety Management ORDSM0028 20 Mandatory TB-2
Clinical Conscious Sedation Not Available in 2021/22 ORDSM0021 20 Mandatory
PGDip Clinical Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management   120      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds but is permitted in designated programmes (as set out in the programme specification) where students choose to withdraw from the intended programme but otherwise achieve the necessary credit points for the exit award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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