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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Clinical Sciences : Dentistry

Undergraduate Course: Clinical Practice 2(a) (DENT09016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaDentistry Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe areas of study in this course will include:

Semester 1
2(a) Clinical practice, restorative dentistry, gerodontology, preventive dentistry, paediatric dentistry
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Clinical Practice 2(a) (DENT09016)1:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be expected to:

be competent at providing preventive oral care for the individual patient who presents with dental caries, periodontal disease and tooth wear
be competent at completing a periodontal examination and charting
be competent in the use of appropriate anti-microbial therapy in the management of plaque-related diseases
be competent at completing a range of procedures in restorative dentistry including the placement of temporary dressings, temporary cementation of crowns, appropriate moisture control techniques and taking impressions
be familiar with the clinical precautions required to treat patients with temporomandibular joint disorders
be competent to provide dental hygiene care for the older adult
be familiar with the physiology of ageing and the management of problems associated with care of the older adult
be familiar with the presentation of oral and dental diseases and disorders in the older adult
be competent in the application of fissure sealants, with good knowledge of their properties and composition
be competent in the use of fluoride topically
be competent at providing smoking cessation advice for patients
have knowledge of the principles of prevention of dental disease with an appreciation of the dynamics involved, including therapeutic, educational, social and environmental factors
be familiar with an evidence-based approach to treatment
be competent at fissure sealing, preventive resin restorations, and pit and fissure restorations
be competent in undertaking approximal and incisal tip restorations
have knowledge of preformed stainless steel crown and pulp therapy in primary molar teeth
have knowledge of extraction of primary teeth and the removal of roots where necessary
have knowledge of the disorders associated with dental exfoliation and eruption, and of oral and dental diseases in childhood
Assessment Information
Examination 75%, course work 25%
Short answer tests, multiple-choice questions, case reports, clinical assessments, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Structured Clinical Operative Tests (SCOTS).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Joanne Macleod
Tel: 0131 526 4996
Email: J.MacLeod@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Anne Azak
Tel: 0131 536 4964
Email: A.Azak@ed.ac.uk
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