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Postgraduate Course: Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care (DENT11110)

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 periodontal disease management. It will help students to understand the relevance of periodontal health in restorative treatment planning and it will give an opportunity to discuss the diagnosis and management of periodontal disease.
It will review current diagnostic terminology and clinical technique. It will update knowledge about the aetiology of the disease process in light of current research evidence. It will review the efficacy of a range of treatment regimens and will discuss both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
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) AND Endodontics in Primary Dental Care (DENT11109)
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 current diagnostic terminology for periodontal disease
Be confident in treatment planning restorative cases that include periodontal disease management
Have experience of surgical and non surgical root surface debridement
Appreciate the necessity for good communication with patients who present with periodontal disease
Understand the microflora prevalent within the diseased periodontal pocket
Be able to select and use the appropriate method of treatment for specific clinical cases
Have updated knowledge of success rates for periodontal treatment in different clinical circumstances
Know how to manage problems associated with failed periodontal treatment
Assessment Information
Participation in tutorials and discussion board 20%
Written assignment 20%
Clinical cases 40%
Reflective account 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. Practical procedures will be reviewed during the annual clinical skills summer school.
KeywordsPeriodontal disease management, diagnosis, monitoring, surgery, microbiology, treatment planning
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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