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Postgraduate Course: Paediatric Dentistry - Clinical Patient Care 1 (DENT12040)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThere is a four-week structured introductory course of lectures, and rehearsal of procedures in the Clinical Skills Laboratory, designed to familiarise the postgraduate with the basics and approach to later parts of the course. Following successful completion of the clinical skills course, the student will progress to clinic and commence treatment of patients.
Course description The preliminary course is conducted in the Clinical Skills Laboratory. It aims to familiarise the students with the procedures performed in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. At the end of the module, the students are required to successfully complete a practical exam in the lab to proceed to clinic and treatment of patients. The rest of the course is completed in clinic and involves a range of treatment procedures for paediatric dental patients.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 573, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Practical Clinical Assessment 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Perform the basic clinical techniques used in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry
  2. Demonstrate ethical- and clinical responsibilities towards patient and carer groups
  3. Carry out a comprehensive clinical assessment of the child
  4. Formulate a treatment plan for simple paediatric dental conditions
  5. Provide effective preventive measures to maintain good oral health
Reading List
The reading list will be made available prior to the start of teaching.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The postgraduate will use initiative and will demonstrate self-motivation whilst developing the ability to be critical with respect to their own performance. The postgraduates will develop their skills in all aspects of Paediatric Dentistry, including diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical skills and all aspects of patient management.
KeywordsPaediatric Dentistry,Clinical management,Clinical skills
Course organiserMrs Antoniella Busuttil Naudi
Tel: (0131) 536 3981
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
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