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Undergraduate Course: Clinical Practice 1(b) (DENT08006)

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 practice, additional needs patients and preventive dentistry.
Course description You will move on to treating patients in the clinical environment where you will be supported to further develop your abilities. You will now use your skills learnt in semester 1 on to treat patients in the dental clinics where you will improve and refine your skills in the examination, treatment, prevention and management of periodontal disease.
During clinical sessions, you will develop a patient-centred team approach and with the support of the dental team understand the importance of the contribution that each team member makes to the delivery of safe and effective treatment.
The focus will be on preventative dentistry and you will concentrate on the impact fluoride has had on the populations oral health, the history of water fluoridation and the effects of systemic and tropical fluoride applications on the dentition.
You will receive a lecture and practical demonstration on fissure sealants and will use this knowledge in the clinical skills room to gain the skills and practice the placement of fissure sealants and understand the clinical reasons behind this preventative procedure.
You will also gain the knowledge and communication skills that will enable you to give empathetic advice and support to patients who smoke in relation to its effects on their oral and overall general health and be confident in referring these patients who wish to quit.
You will build on the theory learnt in Preparation for Practice and you will go on to learn the techniques used for giving safe and successful local infiltration analgesia with practical demonstrations and practice in the clinical skills room which will equip you with the necessary skills and confidence to deliver high quality patient care in the clinical environment.
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 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 30, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 100, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 5 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination 100%
Structured Short Answer Tests.
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 at the end of each semester. 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 S2 (April/May)Clinical Practice 1(b)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Clinical Practice 1(b)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Manage patient pain through the appropriate use of analgesia
  2. Describe and respect the roles of the dental team and other healthcare professionals in the context of learning and working in a dental and wider healthcare team to deliver safe and effective high quality care
  3. Recognise, assess and treat appropriately patients with additional needs
  4. Advise on and apply a range of preventative materials and treatment as appropriate
  5. Describe the health risks relating to the use of tobacco on the oral and general health and provide appropriate advice, referral and support
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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