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Postgraduate Course: Patient Case Reports (DENT11158)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis modules aims to demonstrate competence in the clinical care of the child and adolescent patient with a range of dental conditions.
Course description The student will be required to present four fully-documented cases to demonstrate competency in the management of four child patients with the following treatment needs;
Case One: comprehensive care of a child in the primary, mixed or permanent dentition;
Case Two: management of a child patient who has suffered dento-alveolar trauma;
Case Three: management of a child patient with a developmental anomaly or one that covers the paediatric-orthodontic interface;
Case Four: management of a child patient with a medical condition.
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 Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written case reports 100%
Feedback Students receive informal feedback / feed forward from their on-line tutor on a weekly basis. Students receive formal feedback at the end of each module on assessed course-work and written assignments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Display clinical competence for an appropriate range of treatment techniques and display an appreciation of and exhibit an evidence based clinical practice
  2. Decribe the scientific principles of critical evaluation and analytical thinking for a range of clinical problems
  3. Consider, appraise and evaluate the relative benefits of different modalities of dental treatment appropriate to the discipline
  4. Determine evidence based best practice according to individual patient need and the ability to evaluate the efficacy of treatments
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and clinical responsibilities towards patient and carer groups
Reading List
Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Be able to apply the skills necessary for study and enquiry in an on-line academic environment.
Possess skills in understanding research in this subject and have the ability to analyse literature in an appropriate way.
KeywordsClinical Care,Competence,Independent Practice
Course organiserDr Jennifer Foley
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: 0131 536 3975
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