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The Düsseldorf Dental Academy offers in cooperation with the Heinrich-Heine-University a specialized dental medical study programme for endodontics.

WIth the first German Master's study programme in endodontics, the Düsseldorf Dental Academy addresses experienced dentists, who want to concentrate on Endidontics in clinical practice and academic research. Minimum two years experience is requrired for this programme, in order to guarantee an experience level that is necessary to work as a basis for threoretical and practical learning content.

Information on administratice topics can be found on a separate page here.

General information

Master's degree course consists of 8 modules. For each module a number of 4 to 16 ECTS credit points will be awarded. A total number of 60 credits can be optained, each credit corresponds to 25 working hours. In summary, the workload amounts to approx. 1500 working hours including the final exam.

The contact time amounts to approx. 50 days. The courses are primary held at Heinrich-Heine-Universität on weekends or in blocks. Practical courses can also be held at another university. Course elements outside of this contact time will be self-study based by clinical patient care, preparatory work for modules and writing of the master thesis.

Admission requirements

The requirements for the admission to the Master Degree course in Endodontics at Heinrich-Heine university in Düsseldorf are:

  1. University degree in dentistry with a regular period of study of at least 8 semesters (240 credits) and
  2. Licence to practise dental medicine, recognised in Germany or occupation permit
  3. Evidence of post-graduate occupation as a dentist in a practice/at a university for a minimum of 1 year and
  4. Good German language skills (foreign applicants must have proof of language skills according to level C1).

Heinrich-Heine university's board of examiners will send the applicants the written decision about the acceptance or rejection of their application to the study program.

Teilnehmer und Ausstattung

Maximum 28 students will be accepted for admission to the study program offered by Düsseldorf Dental Academy. All participants will have individual working spaces and dental microscopes during the pactical excercises. Additional equipment is also available for all participants.

Graduation

After successful graduation, the title of Master of Science (M.Sc). will be awarded by Heinrich-Heine university, subject to the following requirements:

  1. 60 awarded ECTS credits
  2. successful completion and defence of master's thesis

Schedule and Locations

Courses will be held usually on weekends and in blocks. There will be about 36 days of courses in Düsseldorf and about 14 days of courses in Bensheim.

The schedule will be planned for the entire period of courses in advance. This is to facilitate planning together with lecturers and referees and the alignment with organisational conditions.

The detailed schedule can be found on the page of the next current course period. This may be subject to modifications and amendments, of course.

Course hours are regularly daily from 09:00 to 17:00.

Module I: Applied Basics
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
I. 1.16 120 h 4 1st sem. 1 semester
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 30%
exercises: 20%
lectures: 50%

32h
(4 days)

88h max. 28 students
Learning outcomes / competencies
Content
Teaching methods
Participation requirements
Type of exam
Requirements for the allocation of credits
Module leader
Further information
Module II: Scientific Endodontic Methodology
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
II. 1.16 120 h 4 1st sem. 1 semester
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 40%
exercises: 40%
lectures: 20%

32h
(4 days)

88h max. 28 students
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Module III: Interdisciplinary Subjects
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
III. 1.16   210h 7 1st -2d sem. 2 semesters
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 20%
exercises: 15%
lectures: 65%

64 h
(8 days)

146 h max. 28 students
Learning outcomes / competencies
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Module IV: Pre-Clinical Exercises
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
IV. 1.16   240 h 8 1st -2d sem. 2 semesters
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 10%
exercises: 80%
lectures: 10%

128 h
(16 days)

112 h max. 28 students
Learning outcomes / competencies
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Module V: Clinical Endodontics
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
V. 1.16   360 h 12 2d-3rd sem. 2 semesters
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 5%
exercises: 90%
lectures: 5%

48 h
(6 days)

312 h max. 28 students
Learning outcomes / competencies
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Module VI: Course-related Clinical Training
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
VI. 1.16   120 h 4 3rd sem. 1 semester
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 10%
exercises: 80%
lectures: 10%

32 h
(2 WE)

96 h max. 28 students
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Module VII: Research Project
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
VII. 1.16   120 h 5 3d sem. 2 semesters
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 70%
exercises: 20%
lectures: 10%

32 h
(4 days)

88 h max. 28 students
Learning outcomes / competencies
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Module VIII: Master Degree Thesis
ID Workload Credits Semester Course frequency Duration
VIII. 1.16 480 h 16 4th sem. 1 semester
Course structure
during contact time
Contact time Self-Study Class size

seminars: 0%
lectures: 0%

none

480 h max. 28 students
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