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Undergraduate Course: Health & Disease 1(a) (DENT08007)

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 Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryThe areas of study in this course include general histology, oral biology, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and human disease.
Course description This broad subject will use a lecture format to lay the essential foundations that you will continue to build on in the next three years to cover general anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and histology. You will also begin to explore the oral cavity though lectures and practical sessions giving you the basis to further your knowledge in semester 2.
An important part of Health and Disease provides you with the knowledge to understand the relationships between human disease and oral health and how medical disorders impact on the management of the patient and their dental health.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Clinical Practice 1(a) (DENT08005) AND Health & Disease 1(b) (DENT08008) AND Clinical Practice 1(b) (DENT08006) AND Preparation for Practice 1 (DENT08004) AND Personal and Professional Development 1 (DENT08003)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, 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 170, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 40, External Visit Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 18, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 34 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination 100%

Combined assessment methods including essays and short answer tests.
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 S1 (December)Health & Disease 1(a)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Health & Disease 1(a)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop a knowledge of anatomy, physiology, oral biology and biochemistry relevant to dental hygiene and therapy and be confident in applying this knowledge and understanding to the management of patients.
  2. Be familiar with the main medical disorders that may impinge on dental treatment
  3. Be familiar with the complex interactions between oral health, nutrition, general health, drugs and diseases that can have an impact on dental care and disease.
  4. Explain the impact of medical conditions in the patient
Reading List
A reading list for this course is available through Talis Aspire.
Additional Information
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Course organiserMiss Lucy Sheerins
Course secretaryMs Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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