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Postgraduate Course: Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care (DENT11110)

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 periodontal disease management. It will help students to understand the relevance of periodontal health in restorative treatment planning and it will give an opportunity to discuss the diagnosis and management of periodontal disease.
It will review current diagnostic terminology and clinical technique. It will update knowledge about the aetiology of the disease process in light of current research evidence. It will review the efficacy of a range of treatment regimens and will discuss both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
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) AND Endodontics in Primary Dental Care (DENT11109)
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. Demonstrate competence in using modern diagnostic terminology for periodontal disease and apply to clinical scenarios.
  2. Demonstrate competence in treatment planning clinical cases that require periodontal disease management.
  3. Critically analyse the role of good communication skills in the modification of patient behaviour.
  4. Analyse the importance of the risk factors associated with periodontal disease with reference to the supporting scientific literature and apply this knowledge in the clinical environment.
  5. Apply the principles of self-evaluation in periodontal management recognising personal skill limitations and demonstrate this in a written reflective account of progress within this course of study.
Reading List
Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Computer specification to enable participation
KeywordsPeriodontal disease management,diagnosis,monitoring,surgery,microbiology,treatment planning
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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