Postgraduate Course: Oral health assessment and Diagnosis (DENT11157)
|Deanery of Clinical Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Online Distance Learning
|Not available to visiting students
|This 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 oral health assessment and diagnosis. It will explore the common oral diseases and techniques for diagnosis.
Using a mixture of video recorded lectures, tutor-led discussion, case material and group project work, this course includes the following topics;
Oral health assessment
Assessment of dental anxiety
Orthodontic treatment needs assessment
Caries assessment and risk
Periodontal disease assessment and risk
Soft tissue examination
Review of the common oral diseases and their diagnosis
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Reflective accounts of discussion board activity and group work 15%
Written work to include a clinical case report 85%
|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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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 a patient record as a group project using the Wiki.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library
|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
|oral health assessment,diagnosis,common oral diseases,risk assessment
|Dr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
|Miss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975