M.Sc. program plan


Master of Science “Lasers in Dentistry” (M.Sc. RWTH)

Each module is conducted at RWTH Aachen University and covers an independent topic in which the participants gain an extended knowledge in interdisciplinary fields.

For each successfully finished module the participant is awarded with credit points. These points refer to the European Credit Transfers System (ECTS) which is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.

A total of 60 ECTS are given for the Master course that are equivalent to 1800 hours of study.

M.Sc. Lasers in Dentistry Study Plan. In this diagram, ECTS are rounded for modules 9 and 10, therefore the sum is not exact. The total ECTS for module 9 is 20 CP and for module 10 is 10 CP.

1. Year

Module I
Physics of Light, Laser Safety
Presence: 5 days (40 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 80 hrs.
Student workload: 120 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 4
Type of examination: Module examination

Module II
Physics of Lasers, Caries Diagnostics
Presence: 5 days (40 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 110 hrs.
Student workload: 150 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 5
Type of examination: Module examination

Module III
Erbium Lasers
Presence: 5 days (40 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 80 hrs.
Student workload: 120 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 4
Type of examination: Module examination

Module IV
Low-Level-Laser Therapy, Statistics, Literature, Symposia
Presence: 4 days (32 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 88 hrs.
Student workload: 120 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 4
Type of examination: Module examination

2. Year

Module V
Diode Lasers, Photo Dynamic Therapy
Presence: 4 days (32 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 58 hrs.
Student workload: 90 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 3
Type of examination: Module examination

Module VI
Nd:YAG Lasers
Presence: 5 days (40 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 80 hrs.
Student workload: 120 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 4
Type of examination: Module examination

Module VII
Statistics, CO2 Lasers
Presence: 4,5 days (36 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 84 hrs.
Student workload: 120 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 4
Type of examination: Module examination

Module VIII
Laser Marketing, Symposium
Presence: 4 days (32 hrs.)
Home study & e-Learning: 28 hrs.
Student workload: 60 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 2
Type of examination: Module examination

Module IX
Master Thesis
Presence: no presence duty
Student workload: 600 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 20
Type of examination: Master thesis  / oral exam (Disputation)

Module X
Clinical Case Documentations & Final Exams
Home study: 200 hrs.
Student workload: 300 hrs.
Credits (ECTS): 10
Type of examination: Presentation and defense of 10 clinical cases / oral exam

Sum:

  • Presence: 36.5 days (292 hrs.), excluding thesis visits and final exams.
  • Student workload: 1800 hrs. (incl. presence days)
  • Credits (ECTS): 60