Master’s Degree of Lifelong Learning in Craniomandibular, Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine

Type of programme
Master of permanent training
Duration
1 academic year
Credits
60 ECTS
Price
€10,294.00* (1r curso 2024-2025) *Sujeto a revisión cada año.
Places
Limited
Language
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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  • 60 ECTS. Master’s Degree of Lifelong Learning in Craniomandibular,Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine

Objectives

This Master's degree aims to provide students with a broad understanding of how to diagnose and treat Craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD) and orofacial pain (OP) by applying diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations and following guidelines from leading scientific institutions and societies in this field of dentistry/medicine, such as the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders, the International Headache Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain. 

Presentation

Craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD) and orofacial pain (OP) are highly prevalent in the general population as these syndromes include a large number of pathologies in the craniomandibular and cervical-scapular region (almost 100% of the population will suffer from OP at some point in their lives). Within CMD and OP, the most significant conditions are craniomandibular/cervical muscle disorders and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, neuropathic/neuralgic orofacial pain (mainly trigeminal neuralgia), and headaches (migraines, tension headache, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia). In Spain there is currently very little postgraduate training in the field of CMD and OP, and there is currently no full-time, in-person, official or non-official postgraduate course in this discipline of dentistry.

It is also important to mention that one of the main priorities of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya is research in all areas of knowledge. In this respect, the Master's in CMD and OP focuses on 4 main lines of research:

  • Neuropathic and neurovascular pain.
  • The importance of psychological factors to temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
  • Factors that increase CMD.
  • Sleep disorders and oral health.

These lines of research follow current research trends in the foremost scientific institutions in the world in the fields of CMD and OP. One of the objectives of this Master's degree is therefore to encourage scientific curiosity among students by having them prepare literature reviews and plan and carry out clinical studies in some of these areas of research.

Study programme and subjects 2024-2025

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 16
Dental Sleep Medicine Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 3
Final Master´s Degree Project (Cross Disc RES) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
In Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain in Clinical Practice Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 29
Laboratory Techniques in Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Research Methodology and Ethics(Cross Disc. RES) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Research Protocol (Cross Disc. RES) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Scientific Communication (Cross Disc RES) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Supervised Teaching Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

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Discounts

Members of UIC Alumni are entitled to a 5% discount.