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Gerodontology (Dental Surgery)

36 months
4466 EUR/year
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The Gerodontology (Dental Surgery) programme from University of Malta is structured over a three-year academic period, inclusive of 2 semesters per year and two summer periods of eight weeks each. 

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The student in the  Gerodontology (Dental Surgery)  programme from University of Malta  will be exposed to the theoretical and scientific foundation of the profession of gerodontology and also become skillful in clinical practice within the professional environment of the teaching clinics and other settings, in a timely and structured manner as follows:

1st year: The first year will provide students with introductory knowledge on the gerodontology and specific areas of dentistry and medicine. The latter two areas will lay down the foundations for clinical practice. In parallel, students will perform clinical/laboratory treatment. Clinical treatment will be provided in a dental clinic set-up. Students will engage in the review of literature related to gerodontology and associated disciplines.

2nd year: Students will further develop intellectually by receiving in-depth knowledge focused on specific areas of gerodontology, including domiciliary services and gerontology. Students will further engage in the review of literature related to gerodontology and associated disciplines, to analyse, evaluate and highlight existing gaps. The second year will provide the foundations for the research project in third year by the delivery of research methodology and submission of a research proposal.

On the practical front, students will focus on the professional-patient relationship and engage in the management of older adult patients in traditional clinical environments as well as providing domiciliary services in diverse settings. The latter will allow students to further develop their clinical and technical skills.

3rd year: The final year of the course will be mainly dedicated to a research project. Clinically, the student will consolidate their skills by refining their intellectual and clinical/technical proficiency so as to allow the candidate to seek direct employment in this specialized area, after completion of studies.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

The aforementioned skills will all lead to the development of a professional individual that will lead to employability within the public and private sector in our country and abroad. The opportunity to teach undergraduate students will likewise prepare students with skills to a future academic career in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Overview of Geriatric Medical Conditions and their Holistic Management
  • Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
  • Seminars in Dental Sciences
  • Gerodontology: Introduction to Gerodontology
  • Oral Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Governance and Ethical Issues in Oral Health Services
  • Clinical Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Introduction Week
Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
  • Opening Ceremony
Friday 16 October




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A large number of overseas qualifications are accepted as satisfying the entry requirements to the University of Malta. Each application is treated on its own merits. 
  • As a general rule applicants in possession of qualifications that give access to universities in their home country are accepted provided that their qualifications are of comparable standard to those required by the University of Malta and the course applied for does not require Special Course Requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4466 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400 + Annual Bench Fees: Eur 5,000


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