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Postgraduate Course: Endodontics in Primary Dental Care (DENT11109)

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 course is designed to update knowledge on current clinical endodontic practice. It will help students to understand the relevance of endodontics in saving natural permanent teeth and it will give an opportunity to discuss the indications and contraindications for endodontic treatment.
It aims to improve understanding about how the access cavity can influence success or failure in preparation of the root canal system. It will give an insight into current instruments and instrumentation techniques, the presently available means of filling the root canal system and the importance of a sound coronal seal.
It will also review the reasons why endodontic treatment can fail and to encourage a problem solving approach which will enhance successful outcomes.
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) AND Introduction to dental clinical photography (DENT11154) AND Oral health assessment and Diagnosis (DENT11157) AND Treatment planning (DENT11153) AND Prevention and management of dental caries (DENT11155) AND Assessment and management of the occlusion (DENT11156)
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, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 75 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Contribution to discussion boards 5%
E portfolio 5%
Wiki group activity 5%
Clinical case report 55%
Reflective account 30%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Assess and evaluate the diseased dental pulp and analyse the clinical decision making process for progressing to root canal treatment.
  2. Critically appraise the scientific literature that applies to the microflora prevalent in the necrotic pulp and develop a protocol for efficient and effective irrigation to minimise microbial infection.
  3. Evaluate success rates for endodontic treatment in different clinical circumstances and demonstrate the clinical application during treatment planning discussion with a patient.
  4. Apply the principles of self-evaluation in endodontic procedures recognising personal skill limitations and demonstrate this in a written reflective account of progress within this course of study.
  5. Critically appraise the current supporting scientific literature for the management of problems associated with the failed root canal treatment and apply to clinical scenarios.
Reading List
Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPulpal health,access cavity preparation,instrumentation,rotary NiTi,irrigation,microbiology
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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