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Undergraduate Course: Clinical Practice 3(a) (DENT09014)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryThe areas of study in this course will include Clinical Practice, Treatment planning, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Practical Dental Radiography
Course description
This course comprises of clinical sessions, lectures and laboratory based work.
You will have the opportunity to further develop your clinical skills and show a holistic approach to patient care at this stage in the course. You will have four clinical sessions per week in the Edinburgh Dental Institute. Three of these sessions will be an adult whole mouth care clinic which run on the restorative department. The paediatric clinical session is also timetabled on a weekly basis which will rotate alongside practical radiography and study sessions.
The lecture component of this course will introduce you to more advanced restorative and treatment procedures such as indirect restorations, endodontics, dental implants and orthodontics. You will also undertake a dental bleaching module which consists of lectures/seminars with a practical component in the clinic and dental laboratory. The treatment planning component will give you knowledge and information to help prepare you for your clinical case assessment examination at the end of semester two.
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: 300 ( Lecture Hours 100, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 10, Other Study Hours 38, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Placement Study Abroad Hours 98, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 46 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Self-directed learning
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination: OSCE (1 hour)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Clinical Practice 3a / OSCE1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognise and take account of the needs of different patient groups including children, adults, older people, and those with special care requirements throughout the patient care process.
  2. Describe the scientific principles underpinning the use of materials and biomaterials and discuss their limitations and selection, with emphasis on those used of dentistry
  3. Have a broad knowledge and understanding of the care required for patients undergoing dental bleaching procedures, orthodontics and advanced prosthodontics.
  4. Recognise the need for and make arrangements for appropriate follow up care.
  5. Discuss the importance of each component of the patient assessment process.
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Course organiserMs Joanne Healy
Tel: 0131 526 4996
Course secretaryMs Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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