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Undergraduate Course: Health & Disease 1(b) (DENT08008)

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 human disease, microbiology, oral biology, pathology, periodontal disease, oral tissues and immunology.
Course description The focus will shift on to head and neck anatomy, oral physiology, and you will be introduced to the aetiology and management of oral disease using a lecture format.
You will be introduced dental anatomy, and will look at the development of the dentition and its supporting structures and the morphology and structure of the deciduous and permanent dentition. We will provide you with the information will provide you with the knowledge to discuss tooth eruption dates, recognise and describe individual teeth and understand their different functions.
You will be introduced to microbiology where, through a lecture format and quiz you will study pathogenic and commensal micro-organisms and how they impact on human health and disease and their effect on the oral tissues.
You will learn about the differences between acute and chronic inflammation and will gain an understanding of wound healing which will support the foundations on which to build your knowledge of periodontal disease.
A series of lectures will be introduce you to periodontal disease and its classification and as you progress you will build up the clinical pictures of chronic gingivitis and chronic periodontitis and understand its aetiology. You will go on to learn the theory behind the treatment of periodontal disease with non-surgical treatment which will form the basis of your clinical practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
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) 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 S2 (April/May)Health & Disease 1(b)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 microbiology relevant to dental hygiene and therapy and be confident in applying this knowledge and understanding to the management of patients.
  2. Explain the aetiology and pathogenesis of oral disease
  3. Identify normal and abnormal facial growth, physical, mental and dental development and explain their significance
  4. Explain the importance of and maintain contemporaneous, complete and accurate patient records in accordance with legal requirements and best practice
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Course organiserMiss Lucy Sheerins
Course secretaryMs Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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