Undergraduate Course: Clinical Practice 1(a) (DENT08005)
|Deanery of Clinical Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|The areas of study in this course include dental hygiene clinical skills and dental hygiene clinical practice.
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)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
|Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)
|Clinical Practice 1(a) OSCE
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)
|Clinical Practice 1(a) preclinical practical exam (perio)
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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. 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. Be competent at obtaining and recording a detailed patient medical and social history
- 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
|A reading list for this course is available through Talis Aspire.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Miss Lucy Sheerins
|Ms Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964