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Postgraduate Course: Diagnosis and treatment planning (DENT11106)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is the second course in a consecutive series of courses designed to introduce the postgraduate student to the Masters of Science in primary dental care.
This course aims to cover the clinical topics of diagnosis and treatment planning. It will explore the common oral diseases and techniques for diagnosis.
Course description Detail still to be finalised
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introduction to Clinical Evidence (DENT11105)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5, Online Activities 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Reflective accounts of discussion board activity and group work 15%
Written work to include a clinical case report 85%
Feedback Students receive informal feedback/ feed forward on a weekly basis from their on-line tutor.
Students receive formal feedback at the end of each semester based on assessed coursework and written assignments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop a reproducible system for carrying out an oral health assessment, an assessment of dental anxiety, and an orthodontic treatment need assessment and recording it in the patient¿s record as a group project using the Wiki.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to elicit and record a full dental, medical and social history and to understand the implications for patient management and record this in a case report.
  3. Recognise and assess the common dental diseases which affect the teeth and supporting structures, using the most appropriate examination techniques and special investigations relevant to patient age and co-operation and demonstrate this in a clinical case report.
  4. Critically appraise the relevant clinical scientific literature supporting the current concepts of management of the common dental diseases and compare various behavioural management techniques on the tutor-led discussion board.
Reading List
Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge and understanding:
Possess core knowledge relevant to a wide range of clinical skills relevant to the practice of dentistry in a primary care setting
Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Apply skills to solve problems
Skills and abilities in personal effectiveness:
Be able to use problem-solving skills in a variety of clinical situations
Special Arrangements Computer specification to enable participation
KeywordsDiagnosis,common oral diseases,special tests
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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