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Undergraduate Course: Clinical Practice 4 (DENT10002)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe areas of study in this course will include Clinical practice in Outreach locations in NHS Lothian, Forth Valley and Fife.
Clinical observation of Dental Specialties in NHS Lothian.
Course description During Year 4, this course is intended to allow you to refine the clinical skills which have been acquired during Years 1-3. You will undertake your clinical sessions in primary care outreach clinics under the supervision of a number of clinical supervisors. This activity allows you to experience dentistry in a less academic environment which is intended to simulate a real life setting.

In the final semester of Year 4, all knowledge and clinical skills will be consolidated. Students will rotate to a different outreach centre to have the opportunity of experiencing a different patient base.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Three Simulated Clinical Cases worth 100%

Periodontal, Adult restorative and Paediatric simulated clinical cases. To pass this examination overall, students must pass in two out of the three cases, and have at least two passes in each domain that assessed. To pass a case, students must pass 3 out of 5 domains for that case. A resit of all three cases will be required if a student fails any of the cases.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Clinical Practice 4 (DENT10002) - Periodontol, Adult, Paediatric Case Presentations3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Be competent at undertaking full and comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and management of all patients requiring treatment, within their scope of practice and with a greater degree of autonomy.
  2. Exhibit a high level of professional and ethical behaviour in keeping with that expected of a final year student
  3. Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills with patients, colleagues and peers.
  4. Be aware of conditions which may require surgical intervention and recognise the significance of the possible implications of surgical outcomes.
  5. Understand the significance of a team approach to head and neck surgery.
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Course organiserMrs Margaret Ross
Tel: 0131 (536 4997)
Course secretaryMs Shereen Arabshahi
Tel: (0131) 536 4964
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