Undergraduate Course: Preparation for Practice 2 (DENT09001)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The areas of study in this course will include Pain and Anxiety control, dental public health, behavioural sciences, emergency care and oral health promotion.
Preparation for Practice in year 2 will involve a closer look at pain and anxiety control through the use of block anaesthesia. You will come to consider the important topic of dental public health paying close attention to dental health and services within the UK. Oral health promotion will allow the chance to study the importance of education and how to plan health interventions. You will also continue to revise and maintain the skills and knowledge required for quick emergency care. This course will include a mixture of lecture based classes with hands on practical skills sessions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 80,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 40,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 9,
Formative Assessment Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Revision Session Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Examination 75%, course work 25%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Preparation for Practice 2||1:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Preparation for Practice 2||1:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- - Recognise the landmark/anatomical features important in block injections and how to safely administer local anaesthetic in these situations.
- - Have a knowledge of the dental public health system within the UK and how it works
- - Recognise the importance of behavioural sciences within dentistry and how to appropriately manage patients.
- - Have the knowledge and be competent in dealing with medical emergencies including BLS.
- - Have knowledge of the principles behind oral health promotion and education.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Miss Zoe Coyle
Tel: 0131 536 4996
|Course secretary||Ms Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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