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Undergraduate Course: Personal and Professional Development 1 (DENT08003)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe areas of study in this course include learning techniques & scientific understanding, law & ethics, journal club, reflective portfolios, case-based learning, health informatics and statistics.
Course description Personal and Professional Development will give you the foundations from which your journey as a lifelong learner will flourish. In the beginning you focus on how to learn and you are equipped with the key study skills that will develop your critical thinking and reasoning. You will learn why reflective practice is an important part of your learning and you will be develop the skills to get the most use from your reflective portfolio.
You will be introduced to the legal, ethical and professional aspects of dental practice and develop your knowledge of the relevant policies, systems and legislation that impact your role as a dental care professional.
You will learn the key skills necessary for operating software systems and digital photography equipment necessary for use in your clinical activities as a dental care professional.
You will be encouraged to explore the importance of evidence-based practice via a Journal Club and you will be supported to develop the skills necessary to formulate questions and understanding when using literature searches.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 50, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 13 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination 100%

Structured short answer tests.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Personal and Professional Development 11:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Personal and Professional Development 11:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Undertake critical analysis of scientific literature and be competent at employing different learning strategies
  2. Understand the importance of, and maintain contemporaneous, complete and accurate patient records in accordance with legal requirements and best practice
  3. Understand the regulatory functions of the GDC and be familiar with the need for lifelong learning and professional development and how these impact on clinical practice
  4. Recognise and act upon the legal and ethical responsibilities involved in protecting and promoting the health of individual patients
Reading List
A reading list for this course is available through Talis Aspire.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMiss Eilish Duffy
Tel: 0131 536 4996
Course secretaryMs Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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