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Undergraduate Course: Clinical Practice 1(a) (DENT08005)

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 Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryThe areas of study in this course include dental hygiene clinical skills and dental hygiene clinical practice.
Course description Within clinical practice you will spend time in the clinical skills room where you will acquire hands on clinical skills using hand and mechanical instruments and practice your manual dexterity skills using the Phantom Heads. These practical sessions will be enhanced with hands-on demonstrations and short lectures.
You will learn how to recognise the healthy periodontium and spot any deviances from the norm due to periodontal and dental disease. You will be introduced to the indices used to record and monitor oral health and disease and the different notations used in the dental environment.
You will be shown how to motivate a patient to take responsibility for their oral health and make recommendations about the cleaning aids that are currently available backed up by your knowledge of the current research.
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 Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 18, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77, Formative Assessment Hours 30, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 50 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Practical Examination 50%, OSCE 50%
Combined assessment methods including objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Directly Observed Procedures (DOPS) are used to determine clinical ability and progress, and a logbook of clinical work is kept which contributes to a personal portfolio and is assessed throughout as formative feedback towards the end of term summative exam. There are examinations at the end of each semester which must be passed satisfactorily before any student is permitted to continue to the next phase of study.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Clinical Practice 1(a) OSCE1:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Clinical Practice 1(a) preclinical practical exam (perio)1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Recognise the changes that occur with normal growth and ageing and be confident in recognising the normal periodontium and be able to identify any deviations from the norm
  2. 2. Be competent at instructing patients in the various methods of plaque control, including both chemical and mechanical means and incorporating appropriate modifications for patients with special needs.
  3. 3. Be competent at obtaining and recording a detailed patient medical and social history
  4. 4. Be proficient in using the various indices to screen and monitor oral health and disease and be competent in using these in the treatment and monitoring of periodontal disease
Reading List
A reading list for this course is available through Talis Aspire.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserMiss Eilish Duffy
Tel: 0131 536 4996
Course secretaryMs Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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