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Postgraduate Course: Dental Clinic Management (DENT11113)

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 review the management skills required for the lead clinician in a primary dental care clinic. It will review leadership skills, team-working and communication skills. It will also update knowledge about managing health and safety, including cross infection control, within the clinical environment. Elements of financial management and business planning will be included.
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) AND Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care (DENT11110) AND Indirect Restoration (DENT11111) AND Restoration of the Endentulous space (DENT11112)
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%
Written assignment 90%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstratr a critical understanding of the dental clinic as a business.
  2. Critically evaluate the financial budget for a primary dental care clinic by analyzing a set of accounts and providing an hourly rate calculation for the current business.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to set and monitor standards of clinical governance within a primary dental care clinic.
  4. Analyse the problems associated with the management of a clinical team, and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions for these problems, in a series of scenarios.
  5. Critically appraise the information gathered about the status of the business and demonstrate the ability to synthesise a plan for the development of the business.
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
KeywordsPractice management,clinical leadership,team-working,financial management
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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