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Postgraduate Course: Occlusal management of the restored natural dentition (DENT11108)

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 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaDentistry Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of this course is to understand the relevance of the occlusion in the dentate patient to the outcome of restorative procedures. It will review the techniques and instruments used to analyse the occlusion and the importance and usefulness of a diagnostic wax-up. The use of occlusal splints will be discussed and the skills required to provide and fit an occlusal splint will be reviewed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introduction to Clinical Evidence (DENT11105) AND Diagnosis and treatment planning (DENT11106) AND Direct Restorations (DENT11107)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Online Activities 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes
To understand the importance and principles of occlusal analysis and to be able to apply them.
To be able to select appropriate occlusal instrumentation to facilitate patient care.
To know the principles and purpose of diagnostic waxing
To be able to construct and fit a well-fitting occlusal splint.
To be able to select appropriate techniques and materials for making inter-occlusal records.
To be able to make appropriate adjustments of restorations to promote occlusal stability.
Assessment Information
Participation in tutorials and discussion board 20%
Written assignment 20%
Clinical cases 40%
Project 20%
Special Arrangements
Computer specification to enable participation
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Detail still to be finalised
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern A mixture of reading material, virtual classroom tutorials, recorded lectures, labyrinth scenarios, screen capture videos and video demonstrations.
KeywordsPrinciples of occlusal analysis, pre-restorative occlusal management, choosing an articulator
Contacts
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 4930
Email: Oonagh.Lawrie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Monika Wenham
Tel: 0131 536 4416
Email: Monika.Wenham@ed.ac.uk
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