UK national curriculum for undergraduate oral surgery subgroup for teaching of the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

M. Macluskey, J. Durham, G. Cowan, J. Cowpe, A. Evans, C. Freeman, A. Jephcott, J. Jones, L. Millsopp, R. Oliver, T. Renton, D. Ryan, V. Sivarajasingham, D. Still, K. Taylor, P. Thomson

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    This article describes a curriculum in oral surgery for undergraduate dental education in the United Kingdom prepared by the Education Subgroup of The British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This group is made up of representatives from each of the 13 UK Dental Schools, one Irish Dental School and one Post-graduate Institute. The document represents a group consensus of an undergraduate UK oral surgery curriculum that is founded on the frameworks outlined by the General Dental Council, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and the Association for Dental Education in Europe. Our curriculum document is more prescriptive than the information available in the aforementioned documents. It is based on UK undergraduate oral surgery experience and thus attempts to set achievable core competencies and, in a few areas, challenges the available curriculum and related documentation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-58
    Number of pages11
    JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


    • curriculum design
    • curriculum/standards
    • core curriculum
    • objective assessment
    • oral surgery
    • exodontia

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