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Postgraduate Course: Endodontics in Primary Dental Care (DENT11109)

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) Credits10
Home subject areaDentistry Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is designed to update knowledge on current clinical endodontic practice. It will help students to understand the relevance of endodontics in saving natural permanent teeth and it will give an opportunity to discuss the indications and contraindications for endodontic treatment.
It aims to improve understanding about how the access cavity can influence success or failure in preparation of the root canal system. It will give an insight into current instruments and instrumentation techniques, the presently available means of filling the root canal system and the importance of a sound coronal seal.
It will also review the reasons why endodontic treatment can fail and to encourage a problem solving approach which will enhance successful outcomes.
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) AND Occlusal management of the restored natural dentition (DENT11108)
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: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5, Online Activities 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 75 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 90 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes
Have updated knowledge on the means by which the state of the pulp is diagnosed and an assessment made of the need for root canal treatment
Be confident in preparing access cavities in permanent premolar and molar teeth
Have experience of using NiTi instruments safely
Appreciate the necessity for efficient and effective irrigation in minimising microbial infection in the root canal
Understand the microflora prevalent within the necrotic pulp
Be able to select and use the appropriate method of obturation for specific clinical cases
Have updated knowledge of success rates for endodontic treatment in different clinical circumstances
Know how to manage problems associated with failed root canal treatment
Understand the role of endodontic re-treatment in retaining natural teeth and feel able to carry out re-treatment procedures
Assessment Information
Participation in tutorials and discussion board 20%
Written assignment 20%
Clinical cases 40%
Reflective account 20%
Special Arrangements
None
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. Practical procedures will be reviewed during the annual clinical skills summer school.
KeywordsPulpal health, access cavity preparation, instrumentation, rotary NiTi, irrigation, microbiology
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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