Master’s Degree of Lifelong Learning in Gerodontology, Special Patient and Oral Medicine

Type of programme
Master of permanent training
1 academic year
€8,004.00* (1r curso 2024-2025) *Sujeto a revisión cada año.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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Course Objectives

This Master's Degree aims to ensure that students acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to offer all types of dental treatments on patients with complex medical pathologies, systemic diseases with dental health repercussions, polymedicated patients, elderly patients, disabled patients and non-cooperative patients. It also aims to provide students with the knowledge required to assess and identify all types of oral lesions, whether in the dental clinic, in institutions or in hospitals. This comes in addition to the acquisition of skills related to management techniques for these patients, such as conscious sedation in dental clinics, or general anaesthesia in hospitals.

More information about this Master's Degree


Many patients who come to the clinic to receive dental treatment are elderly and have systemic diseases that require precise knowledge of how to treat them, as well their implications and interactions in relation to dentistry and cardiovascular, immune, endocrine, metabolic diseases that the dentist must be aware of these in order to carry out treatments correctly and safely for both the patient and the dentist. Likewise, people with disabilities may present complex and difficult challenges for the dental profession. On top of this is the appearance of secondary oral lesions as a result of taking certain medication, interactions between different medication, or oral manifestations of underlying systemic diseases. These are all considered to be special patients.

At present, academic training in this regard during undergraduate degrees is limited to theory and very little clinical practice, normally on elderly people with little risk. Patients with difficult medical conditions, mental disabilities or who are non-cooperative present pathologies that undergraduate students are not able to handle with ease, given their lack of experience. The techniques, equipment and procedures required for these patients is substantially different in each case, and offers the research opportunities that are not available in conventional programmes. Lastly, the shortage of trained professionals in this area and the demand from specialised centres and hospitals can only be addressed through Postgraduate programmes that cover these aspects. 

Study programme and subjects 2024-2025

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Clinical Dentistry Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 30
Conscious Sedation + Basic Support for AEDs (Cross Disciplinary Subject) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Dentistry Theory Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 10
Ethics and Research Methodology (Cross Disc. Subject) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Institutionalized Care Patients Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 15
Master's Degree Final Project (Cross Disciplinary Subject) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Research Protocol (Cross Disciplinary Subject) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Scientific Communication (Cross Disciplinary Subject) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Admission process

  • Graduate degree in Dentistry.
  • B1 level or similar in Spanish, which will be assessed in the personal interview.

Admission process

To start the admission process you must complete the Program Admission Form found on the University website ( and follow the steps to attach the following required documentation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Bachelor's Degree*.
  • Academic transcripts*
  • DNI or Passport
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • General Conditions Document
  • Letter/s of recommendation (recommended, not mandatory).

*For students from outside the European Union, both the grades and the Degree certificate must be legalized through diplomatic channels or must bear La Haya Apostille. (No homologated degree is required).

Candidates who are in their final year of studies must provide the academic transcript of grades updated to the date of registration.

Once all the documentation has been received and checked for validity, the registration fee of €90** must be paid and the receipt of payment must be sent to the following e-mail address: (Alumni of UIC Barcelona are exempt from this payment), (**non-refundable for administration costs).

The last step is the personal interview with the directors/coordinators of the Program in which the following will be assessed: academic record, personal profile, motivations and aptitudes. The interviews will be held face-to-face or online on dates that will be confirmed once the previous steps of the process have been completed.

Grants & financial aid


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