Máster Universitario en Odontología Restauradora Estética

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
4 semesters
Credits
120 ECTS
Price
€20,072.00* (1r curso 2021-2022) *Sujeto a revisión cada año.
Places
20
Language
Spanish and some subjects in English
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  • Internship
  • Prerequisites & admissions
  • Grants & financial aid
  • International mobility
Welcome Session

Pre-enrolment

Open from January 2021

Academic accreditation

  • University Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry by Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Objectives

The Faculty of Dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya perceives the need to offer the dental profession a Master's Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. The university also wants students to finish their second stage of their training with a clear understanding of research in the dental field.

 

This Master's degree will therefore provide:

  1. The scientific and surgical training required to become an expert in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  2. Information on new materials and technology related to aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  3. Training in research methodology.

Presentation

The Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry offers a wide range of activities involving both clinical practice and theory. This training covers the full range of restorative treatments, with a special emphasis on the oral rehabilitation of teeth and implants, including training in new rehabilitation techniques such as immediate loading, digitalisation in dentistry and CAD-CAM systems, among others.  The course programme also includes specific training related to functional disorders of the masticatory system.

This Master's degree aims to treat patients through an aesthetically guided perspective. This involves two stages:

During the first year, students must gain the skills they need to partially rehabilitate teeth, using both direct and indirect techniques on front and back teeth

During the second year, these techniques will be translated to cosmetically complex oral rehabilitation.

Prospective students

All candidates who meet the general requirements for access to the degree will be apt to apply for admission. This is the admission profile:

  1. Holders of a degree in Dentistry or Medicine specialising in Stomatology.
  2. Holders of a degree from educational systems outside the European Area of Higher Education. They don’t need to be recognised, as the University will validate whether they guarantee a level of training equivalent to the corresponding Spanish official degrees in Dentistry or Medicine specialising in Stomatology, and which provide access to postgraduate learning in the country that has issued the degree.
  3. English language, level B1 according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  4. Vocation for science and research.
  5. Quickness at decision making.
  6. Empathy.
  7. A responsible character and sensitiveness in the face of the pain of other people.
  8. Team work.

Competences. Course objective

The following are the skills that the students of the Master’s Degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry should have acquired by the end of their training programme:

Basic skills

  1. To have – and comprehend – the kind of knowledge that provides the base or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often within a context of research.
  2. To be able to apply the knowledge acquired and have the ability to solve problems in new or little-known environments within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  3. To integrate knowledge and face the complexity involved in making judgements from information that, being incomplete or limited, may include thoughts on the social and ethic responsibilities linked to the application of one’s knowledge and judgement.
  4. To be able to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way one’s conclusions, and the final knowledge and reasons that support them, to specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  5. To have the learning skills that help to continue studying in a way that, in great measure, will have to be self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  1. To conduct a correct extraoral analysis and diagnosis, underlining those aesthetic and functional aspects of the teeth and soft tissues of the lower third of the face, as well as the clinical and laboratory analyses and diagnoses, carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic wax-ups on models, in order to obtain the rehabilitation of their dental occlusion in a functional and aesthetic balance, taking into account multidisciplinary factors of the masticatory apparatus.
  2. To be competent to discharge one’s duty as a clinical professional and/or researcher in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, acting as a true specialist or expert in the field; to be able to diagnose, treat, prevent and research into oral disorders and to keep up to date with diagnostic and therapeutic advances that may develop throughout one’s professional career.
  3. To carry out selective grinding of teeth in order to obtain a balance between the mandibular dynamics and the dental occlusion, and to make splints for articular and occlusal protection in cases where the pathology may require it.
  4. To acquire the skills to make oral preparations over mucosas, over teeth and over dental implants, in order to make stomatological prostheses in patients who present advanced and multidisciplinary oral disorders; and to identify and carry out the procedures and the different checks on the prosthetic components during their whole elaboration process.
  5. To be able to make public presentations about own clinical cases based on scientific literature, using correctly the scientific terminology related with the temporomandibular dysfunction and the restorative aesthetic dentistry.
  6. To acquire the scientific criteria to choose the type of material with which the stomatological prosthesis to be placed in the patient is made, and to learn to update constantly the knowledge about the dental biomaterials used in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, being acquainted with the handling, properties, indications, biocompatibilities, toxicity and environmental impact.
  7. To have the ability to search, organise and analyse, from a critical point of view and using biomedical information sources, the scientific literature on issues related to temporomandibular dysfunction and restorative aesthetic dentistry, in order to keep progressing along the continuing training process in a self-directed or autonomous way.
  8. To be able to apply the epistemological, ethico-deontological, legislative and humanitarian foundations to the exercise of research and dissemination of scientific data in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry.
  9. To recognise and interpret the specialised imaging and diagnostic techniques that may be relevant in research, and to be able to apply biocomputing and the new technologies in the field of prosthetic and restorative dentistry, and implantoprosthesis.
  10. To acquire the skills involved in the application of the scientific method, and to apply the knowledge obtained when solving problems within a scientific sphere. To learn to develop research projects both at the in vitro and the in vivo levels, within the fields of mechanics, biology and microbiology applied to prosthetic and restorative dentistry, and implantoprosthesis.
  11. To be autonomous in the development and application of the new technologies in restorative aesthetic dentistry and in the search of new scientific information, and to acquire the skills involved in evaluation, and to carry out the research projects and development offered by the industry ethically, managing economic and human resources, and to get to know the strategic bases for the transfer of new knowledge to industry.
  12. To update the knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology in order to apply them to research in restorative aesthetic dentistry and biomaterials, to improve in the development of new techniques and treatments within the speciality.

General skills

  1. To possess the ability to communicate with one’s patients so as to be able to explain, with scientific criteria but understandable language, the diagnosis, the treatment plan and prognosis in pathologies that will normally have an advanced or multidisciplinary profile.
  2. To have autonomy to carry out the anamnesis and the oral explorations in patients with pathologies that could be of an advanced or multidisciplinary nature; filling in the clinical record and its clinical progress with the scientific language and terminology expected from a professional in restorative aesthetic dentistry.
  3. To be able to apply the protocols laid down by the University Dental Clinic (CUO) regarding the diagnosis, the complementary explorations and the treatment of patients, as well as the planning, taking into account that the patients to whom they are aimed present pathologies with advanced or multidisciplinary profiles.
  4. To be able to apply the protocols of use of appliances of the dental workshop/laboratory while carrying out the relevant procedures to help in the making of the oral rehabilitation or of the standard treatments of a dentist specialising in restoration.

Course directors and coordinators

Area director

  • Dr. Miguel Roig

Programme director

  • Dr. Luís Jané 

Coordinator

Dr. Akram Alí Hussein

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Basic Adhesion Techniques Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Basic Aesthetic Diagnosis Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 3.5
Bibliographical Research (Cross-Disciplinary. Research.) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Biostatistics (Cross-Disciplinary. Research.) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Dental Anatomy Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Direct Operative Dentistry Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Direct and Indirect in Vitro Operative Techniques I Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Final Master's Degree Project I Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 3
Indirect Adhesive in Vitro Prosthetic Techniques Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Indirect Operative Techniques and Adhesive Prostheses Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Introduction to Prosthetic Implantology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Laboratory Techniques Applied to Aesthetic Diagnosis Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1.5
Laboratory Techniques for Fixed Non-Adhesive in Vitro Prostheses Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 4
Laboratory Techniques for Fixed Prostheses Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2.5
Multidisciplinary Clinical Planning. Discussion of Clinical Cases I Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Multidisciplinary Restorative Treatment. Clinic I Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 13.5
Oral Restoration, Surgery and Periodontics I Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Removable Prostheses Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Research Methodology and Ethics (Cross-Disciplinary. Research) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Scientific Communication (Cross-Disciplinary. Research.) Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Scientific Evidence in Operative Dentistry Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Direct and Indirect in Vitro Operative Techniques II Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 8
Final Master's Degree Project II Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 3
Multidisciplinary Clinical Planning. Discussion of Clinical Cases II Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 7.5
Multidisciplinary Restorative Treatment. Clinic II Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 32.5
Oral Restoration, Orthodontics and Occlusion Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Oral Restoration, Surgery and Periodontics II Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1.5
Scientific Evidence in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 6.5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Internship

Carrying out clinical practice on patients under the supervision of one of the Master’s teaching staff. In order to take part in these practical sessions, students must previously have passed the minimum objectives for both theory and laboratory practical sessions. Student progression to clinical practice will be on an individual basis, in accordance with the knowledge shown in theoretical sessions and seminars, and the skills each student shows in preclinical practical sessions.

Students will carry out multidisciplinary cosmetic oral rehabilitation treatments, starting with simple cases and moving on to more complex cases.

While planning these cases, students will consult with students from other Master’s programmes (Master’s in Orthodontics, Master's in Periodontics, Master's in Endodontics, Master's in Surgery and Master’s in Craniomandibular Dysfunction). 

Students will propose different treatment options, and once an agreement has been reached with the tutor-professor, the most appropriate treatment will be chosen.

 

Objectives

The following are the main objectives:

  1. To be able to apply the protocols laid down at the University Dental Clinic (CUO) regarding the diagnosis, the complementary explorations and the treatment of patients, and the planning, taking into account that the patients to whom they are aimed present pathologies with advanced or multidisciplinary profiles.
  2. To acquire the scientific criteria to choose the type of material with which the stomatological prosthesis to be placed in the patient is made, and to learn to update constantly the knowledge about the dental biomaterials used in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, being acquainted with the handling, properties, indications, biocompatibilities, toxicity and environmental impact.
  3. To recognise and interpret the specialised imaging and diagnostic techniques that may be relevant in research, and to be able to apply biocomputing and the new technologies in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, and implantoprosthesis.
  4. Direct and personal participation of the student in the development of this activity (up-to-date maintenance of the clinical record and clinical progress, following of the protocols of clinical work existing at the University Dental Clinic (CUO), elaboration of the relevant time-line of the specific treatment plan for each patient, interest in the use of the new technologies and/or materials…). In this subject, student evaluations will focus on the level of acquisition of knowledge and the clinical, technological and surgical skills that a restorer dentist should possess. The evaluation will take into account, for instance, whether there exists a photographic sequence of the elaboration of the oral rehabilitation or whether there does not; whether the different phases of the treatment were repeated or whether they were not; whether there appeared operating complications or whether there did not; the search of simplicity or complexity in the techniques used; the degree of their subjective assessment during the use of the new technologies and/or materials with respect to the techniques and/or more classic materials, and so on. The evaluation will further focus on the scientific knowledge related to the specific pathology of each patient, while not forgetting that this is a training activity that is carried out in a clinical fashion, and that the relationship established between the dentist and the patient should also be evaluated – a relationship in which the student’s communication ability will be assessed.
  5. To possess the ability to communicate with one’s patients so as to be able to explain, with scientific criteria but understandable language, the diagnosis, the treatment plan and prognosis in pathologies that will normally have an advanced or multidisciplinary profile.
  6. To have autonomy to carry out the anamnesis and the oral explorations in patients with pathologies that could be of an advanced or multidisciplinary nature; filling in the clinical record and its clinical progress with the scientific language and terminology expected from a professional in restorative aesthetic dentistry.
  7. To be able to apply the protocols laid down at the University Dental Clinic (CUO) regarding the diagnosis, the complementary explorations and the treatment of patients, as well as the planning, taking into account that the patients to whom they are aimed present pathologies with advanced or multidisciplinary profiles.
  8. To conduct a correct extraoral analysis and diagnosis, underlining those aesthetic and functional aspects of the teeth and soft tissues of the lower third of the face, as well as the clinical and laboratory analyses and diagnoses, carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic wax-ups on models, in order to obtain the rehabilitation of their dental occlusion in a functional and aesthetic balance, taking into account multidisciplinary factors of the masticatory apparatus.
  9. To be competent to discharge one’s duty as a clinical professional and/or researcher in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, acting as a true specialist or expert in the field; to be able to diagnose, treat, prevent and research into oral disorders and to keep up to date with diagnostic and therapeutic advances that may develop throughout one’s professional career.
  10. To carry out selective grinding of teeth in order to obtain a balance between the mandibular dynamics and the dental occlusion, and to make splints for articular and occlusal protection in cases where the pathology may require it.
  11. To acquire the skills to make oral preparations over mucosas, over teeth and over dental implants, in order to make stomatological prostheses in patients who present advanced and multidisciplinary oral disorders; and to identify and carry out the procedures and the different checks on the prosthetic components during its whole elaboration process.
  12. To be able to make public presentations about own clinical cases based on scientific literature, correctly using the scientific terminology related to the temporomandibular dysfunction and the restorative aesthetic dentistry.
  13. To recognise and interpret the specialised imaging and diagnostic techniques that may be relevant in research, and to be able to apply biocomputing and the new technologies in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry, and implantoprosthesis.

Operation

External clinical practical work is mandatory. Throughout it the protocols of prevention, diagnosis and clinical treatment, and of research, will be applied. This external clinical practical work is carried out at the University Dental Clinic’s rooms destined to patient clinical care.

Subjects linked to clinical practice:

  • In module I: New Technologies in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry I and II.
  • In module II: Multidisciplinary Rehabilitating Therapy I and II.

Regulations

During the period of practical experience, students shall comply with the norms and regulations that govern the operation of the University Dental Clinic (CUO):

  1. They will wear their standard uniform (scrub), a uniform that will be provided to them at the beginning of the first year. The scrub shall be clean and complete at all times.
  2. During the time devoted to clinical practice, students will be at the CUO premises, independently from the presence or absence of the patient who had an appointment. In the absence of a programmed patient, students may help out their companions, pre-degree students or non-programmed patients, following the indications of the lecturer in charge.
  3. They will at all times wear work gloves, face masks covering nose and mouth, and protection glasses.
  4. Before carrying out the treatment, they will get acquainted with the clinical record and the details of the treatment to be conducted.
  5. They will collect the necessary materials and instruments to carry out the programmed treatment from the storeroom.
  6. They will notify reception desk of their arrival to the clinic, they will accompany patients from reception when they arrive and back to reception when treatment is finished.
  7. During the time set to carry out clinical practical work, students shall accept the decisions of the lecturer concerning what patient to attend, what treatment to apply to each patient and how to carry it out. An essential objective of the programme is the development of a specific clinical criterion in each student. Nevertheless, for the correct operation of the clinic – essential for the development of the programme – the criterion of the lecturer in charge shall prevail in the event of a disagreement between student and professor. This will not prevent a later discussion of the specific situation and case during the clinical sessions.
  8. Before seeing out the patient, the student shall enter in the record the treatment carried out, the necessary considerations, and what treatment needs to be followed. In the event of requiring more visits with the same student or area, more appointments will be programmed in order to facilitate the organisation at reception. If patients need to be referred to another area or returned to the pre-degree clinic, they will be informed about it, also in writing, at reception.
  9. Never, under any circumstances, may students retain any documents from the clinical record once the treatment session has finished. In the event of requiring access to any piece of information, they will write a duplicate with the authorisation of lecturer in charge.
  10. When treatment has been completed, the materials and instruments shall be returned in the condition specified for each case.
  11. In the event of breakdown of an instrument or equipment of the clinic, the person responsible shall be informed of it before the end of the practice.
  12. When students are unable to attend clinical practice, they will notify it to the lecturer in charge and to the clinic’s reception desk three weeks in advance. Moreover they will have to justify – before if possible, and in any case afterwards – the motives of their non-attendance.
  13. Generally speaking, they shall comply with any norms set out by the management of the CUO throughout the training period.

Failure to comply with the CUO’s operating norms may imply the prohibition of access to it and prevent the carrying out the clinical practices, which are essential for the completion of the programme.

Required material and instruments

At the beginning of the course, students must have the following equipment:

Examination set:

  • 1 Periodontal probe
  • 3 Sickle probe
  • 3  Intraoral mirror
  • 3 Pliers
  • 1 Facial Mirror

Diverse material:

  • 2 Small spoon excavator
  • 1 Bone trimmer
  • Composite spatula. Style Italiano ®
  • Mechanical Pencil 0,2mm
  • Crown gauge
  • Straight Pair of Scissors
  • Scalpel handle/holder
  • Osteotrimer
  • Mosquito forceps - straight
  • Mosquito forceps - curved
  • Teflon tape
  • 1 Anesthesia Uniject syringe
  • Cutter
  • Plier  Miller
  • Digital caliper
  • 4 Rx PLANMECA dental X-Ray series compatible with the system of the University Dental Clinic (CUO)
  • Kit Ipd®  Set of screwdrivers and ratchet screwdrivers compatible with CUO implants
  • Plaster Cup and spatula
  • Alginate Cup and spatula

Insulation material:

  • 1 clamp forceps
  • 1 Young’s arch
  • 1 Rubber dam punch
  • 2 Clamp nº 1 Ivory ®
  • 4 Clamp w8a Ivory ®
  • 2 Clamp 212 

Drills:

  • Set of drills UIC for Conservative Dentistry and Prosthesis
  • Incrustation drills
  • Preparation drills BOPT
  • Drills and polishing materials for temporaries BOPT
  • Ceramic Veneers System 

Rotatory material:

  • Turbine or red contra-angle
  • Connection
  • Contra-angle blue
  • Micromotor
  • Straight hand piece

Photographic material:

  • Intraoral mirrors
  • Contraster
  • Camera reflex
  • Twin flash 
  • Lens  minimum Macro 100 

Wax material:

  • Easy waxer (Yeti)
  • Wax brush (Yeti)
  • Thowax wax colour grey (70 g) (Yeti)
  • Wax spatula Art-Line Nr. 9 (Yeti)
  • Thowax wax colour blue or beige (70 g) (Yeti)
  • 1 Lecron spatula / carver
  • 1 PKT instrument set 

Magnification material:

Magnifying Loupes min 3,5 x

Computing Material:

Laptop. Recommendation: PC gamer o a powerful Mac (MacBook Pro high-end) with a large hard disc to make a partition for Windows.

Other material:

Artex Type CR or CP Articulator (semi-adjustable)

To access the CUO, the student must bring:

  • Personal protection face screen
  • Full protection glasses, except in the case of wearing corrective glasses or magnifying glasses. In this case the full protection glasses are not necessary. All other material of special protection will be provided by the clinic.

 

Prerequisites & admissions

Application for admissions

If you are interested in studying this Masters degree, you must do the following:

  1. Fill in the application form which you must request from infodonto@uic.es

  2. Send by post or hand in the necessary documentation to the Faculty of Dentistry.

Admissions process

Personal interview: A personal interview will be held with the Master’s programme director and coordinator. Students will be assessed on academic merit, teamwork and professional experience.

English test: oral/written English test (recommended, level B2).

Documentation required for registration

  1. Pre-registration sheet correctly filled in.
  2. Certified photocopy of the student’s corresponding degree certificate (with certification)*.
  3. Academic certificate of the student’s qualifications (original or certified photocopies)*.
  4. 1 photocopy of the student’s National Identity Document (DNI) or Passport.
  5. € 90** payable by bank transfer, with proof of payment. (except former UIC undergraduate students).
  6. Curriculum vitae.
  7. Letter/s of recommendation.
  8. A negative certificate from the Central Registry for sexual offenders (more info)
  9. A vaccination certificate that accredits that students have been vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B, tetanus, MMR and that they have had German measles in the past. (more info)

*For students from outside the European Union, qualifications such as their degree certificate must be certified diplomatically or must have the Hague Apostille attached to them. (Homologated/officially recognised qualification is not required).

Candidates who are in the last year of their degree programme should provide a list of qualifications to date before they register.

**Non-refundable management fees.

Send to:

Ms Cristina Junquera
Ms Paola Lago

Faculty of Dentistry
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Hospital Universitari General de catalunya Building
Josep Trueta, s/n
08195 Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona)

Admission criteria

The access of newly-enrolled students to the Master’s Degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry is governed by an own selection process that contemplates the passing of specific tests for admission and a personal interview, always taking into account the principles laid down in Article 3.5 of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, and its modifications in force, regarding equal opportunities among men and women.

The admission tests consist of a balanced assessment of the academic record, of the personal profile and of the motivations and skills, in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. Average marks of the academic record (assessment of scientific and technical knowledge, and interest for research).
  2. Professional experience, within which the curriculum vitae or resumé will be discussed (assessment of the personal activity, team work skills, quickness at decision making).
  3. Knowledge of English, evaluated by means of a written test.
  4. Personal interview, where the personal profile and skills shall be valued, in addition to the level of spoken English (vocation for science and research, empathy, a responsible character and sensitiveness in the face of the pain in other people).

Reservation and enrolment

Once newly-accessed students have been granted the admission, they must submit the required documentation to the service in charge of admissions. They will elaborate the enrolment form and, once the pertinent payment has been deposited, the service will send the documentation to the Academic Management Service, which will proceed to open the corresponding academic record.

During the following courses, students will fill in their enrolment forms at the Secretariat of the centre where they are studying for their degree, which shall verify the fulfilment of all the requirements, and validate all data.

Formalisation of enrolment
  1. The formalisation of enrolment can count on the assessment of the corresponding centre, which will vouch for the academic and time compatibility of the subjects.

  2. The enrolment for basic training subjects and non-passed compulsory subjects is mandatory and determines the academic and time compatibilities of the other subjects.
  3. At the formalisation of the enrolment, if applicable, students shall answer the statistics questionnaire laid down by the regulations in force.
Transfers regulations

Acces routes

To access the Master’s Degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry you need to hold a degree in Dentistry or in Medicine specialising in Stomatology, according to what is laid down in Article 16 of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, and all modifications in force.

Similarly, access will also be possible for holders of a degree from educational systems outside the European Area of Higher Education. They don’t need to be recognised, as the University will validate whether they guarantee a level of training equivalent to Spanish official university degrees and which provide access to postgraduate learning in the country that has issued the degree. Access by this means shall not, in any way, imply the recognition of the previous degree held by the applicant, nor its recognition to any effects other than those of studying for the Master’s degree. All of it without prejudice to the rest of mechanisms of access laid down by current legislation or established in later norms regulating access to the teachings of an official Master’s degree.

Reception and tutoring

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) seeks to facilitate the incorporation and adaptation of all new students by means of a welcoming session organised by the University Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, the information on which is sent by letter or by e-mail, in a personalised way.

During the welcoming session, the new students will receive a general description of the UIC, and a representative from some Services, shall offer a brief explanation about the workings of the Service and the type of information and activities that students will find there. The session will be followed by an academic presentation of the Master’s programme by the actual Programme Management, the idea being one of providing an acquaintance with the facilities and services of the Faculty and the Department.

Materials for the newly-accessed students

  1. UIC folders. The folders will contain the timetables of the  University Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, the UIC Diary for the academic year starting. They are also given a Welcome Pack.
  2. Students will be sent to the e-mail address they provided when enrolling, their username and password to access their personal page. An UIC e-mail account will automatically be generated too.
  3. Student card. The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya’s student card identifies its holder as a member of the UIC university community, certifies the condition of beneficiary of the university services, premises and facilities, and allows the use, in an automated way, of the library loan services from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya’s library network.

The means by which the said documentation and information is provided to the students of the Master’s degree can vary in the format according to existing resources at the time.

Grants & financial aid

Discounts

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

International mobility

For those specific cases in which the student of the Master’s programme shows an interest to read for a specific subject, or for a part or the whole of the Final Master’s Project, in another university or research centre, the Head of the Master’s programme will plan, monitor and evaluate all mobility actions. At any rate, the defence of the Final Master’s Project will be done at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Similarly, it will provide the mobility of students who may want to do a specific subject of the Master’s programme within the framework of the agreements that the Faculty has signed with other universities.

  1. Adjustment of the mobility actions to the degree’s training objectives

    All possible cases of mobility in the Master’s programme will be planned, monitored and evaluated taking into account the objectives of the degree and the abilities that the student should have acquired by the end of it. To this effect, the UIC shall sign mobility agreements with those foreign institutions offering a study programme (including objectives, development and monitoring) that is coherent with the UIC’s study plans.

  2. Mobility grants announcements and programmes with UIC participation

    The International Relations Service will see to the handling and distribution of the information about all the aspects of the grant programmes relating to the mobility of students (MEC, OAPEE), and will collaborate with the preparation of the documentation required for those grants that can only be applied for by students on their own (AGAUR). In addition it informs and advises on all administrative transactions not only to the UIC’s own students (outgoing students), but also to the host students (incoming students).

    To promote mobility among the UIC students, this Service has, among other functions, one of providing information to them by means of presentations during the period of lectures previous to the announcement of grants.

    Information about the mobility programmes where the UIC participates is available from the International Relations Service and from the University website. Incoming students will also find information about the programmes where the UIC participates at their university of origin.

    The centre will appoint at least one mobility coordinator – there could be more depending on the number of degrees in the centre – who will study the demand of applications from students and lecturers who may want to benefit from the exchange programme with universities with which there is an agreement, in order to carry out a selection of students, and approve and plan their participation in the mobility programme.

  3. Planning, monitoring, evaluation, allocation of credits and recognition of study plan. Student support and counsel

    Each student participating in a mobility programme shall be allocated a mobility lecturer who will provide advice with respect to the destination and period of stay suggested, and about academic aspects and similarities. Monitoring by a mobility lecturer will also take place for host students.

    Outgoing students: The mobility lecturer allocated to the outgoing student will, after and evaluation of the academic record, give advice about the destination and the period of the stay suggested and about the academic aspects and similarities to be formalised, and will outline the subjects to be studied at destination, which will be recognised when returning to the UIC.

    The International Relations Service will, at all times during each one of the phases, provide the student with the relevant information needed to coordinate the administrative aspects of the stay, not only before leaving, but also once at destination, and before returning to the UIC and once returned to the UIC.

    Incoming students: Once the university of origin has selected the candidates to study at the UIC, the mobility lecturer allocated to the incoming student will, in collaboration with the student, organise the academic aspects of the mobility, such as the content or the credits of the subjects to be studied. It will also be in charge of informing them and providing support before, during and after their stay at our University.

    The International Relations Service, in turn will, during each of the following phases, provide the student with the relevant information needed to coordinate the administrative aspects of the stay – admission to the UIC as a mobility student, preparation of arrival once admitted to the UIC, and steps to ensure a swift incorporation once at the UIC.

    Once the mobility is over, the International Relations Service collaborates with the academic department of the UIC where the student was studying to prepare and forward the documentation certifying the stay and the academic marks obtained.

    In addition, the International Relations Service, with the collaboration of the different University services, organises welcoming and information sessions for incoming students and invites them to take part in the cultural and linguistic exchange programme offered by the Languages Service throughout their stay.

    The mobility actions for the Master’s Degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry will be planned, monitored and evaluated taking into account the objectives of the degree and the abilities that the student should have acquired by the end of it.

    Mobility shall be offered to those students who decide to do the research project or the Final Master’s Project in another university or research centre, to foster the collaboration among the various research groups and make it easier for students to do their Final Master’s Project on the line of research best adapted to their interests.

    To this end, a collaboration agreement will be signed with the chosen university or research centre for each specific case, so that the student may join a specific research team and be assigned a host tutor who will act as director of the research work. The Dentistry Faculty of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya currently holds more than 40 agreements and research projects with international institutions. The coordinators of the Master’s programme, with the support of the International Relations Service, will be responsible for contacting with the host university or centre, establishing the collaboration agreement and informing the student about the procedure to be followed.

    The destination centre will assign the student a host tutor who will also act as the director of the Final Master’s Project. The lecturer-tutor will be in constant contact with the student’s host tutor at the external research centre in order to perform a continuous evaluation of the learning and the skills acquired by the student during the development of the Final Master’s Project.

    Concerning the public defence of the Final Master’s Project, an agreement shall be reached in each case concerning the university centre where it will be held. The agreement will have the backing and the authorisation of the Management of the Master’s programme, of the director of the Final Master’s Project and of the host tutor – in the event of being a different one from the director of the Final Master’s Project.