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Postgraduate Course: Oral Surgery - Clinical Patient Care 1 (DENT12045)

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
SummaryThis course encompasses the clinical elements in year 1.
Course description This course is designed to ensure that the students have wide experience in all surgical procedures. During CP1 students will be expected to competently carry out routine extraction, biopsies and all methods of delivering LA relevant to the field. They will be expected to prepare patients for and assist, in a useful manner, treatments provided by more senior clinicians under LA, IVS and GA. Their communication skills and professionalism will also be assessed during this module.
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 ( Lecture Hours 500, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Clinical assessments (100%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to carry out basic oral surgical procedures independently and critique their own performance.
  2. Evaluate the management choices for patients requiring intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia for pain and management anxiety for an oral surgical procedure.
  3. Be fluent with the use of the British National Formulary
  4. Make an appropriate treatment plan, reflect on their clinical decision-making and be able to justify it if challenged
  5. Consent patients appropriately for the more common oral surgical procedures and take into consideration the ethos of ¿Montgomery¿ consenting
Reading List
A review of coronectomy. Oral Surgery 2010 (3), 1-7 Frafjord and Renton.
Double gloving to reduce surgical cross-infection (Review) Tanner et al. Cochrane collaboration 2006. Wiley.
Prevention of alveolar osteitis with chlorhexidine: A meta-analytic review 2005. Caso et al. OOOOE 99(2) 155-59
General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners (2010) series of 6 papers. Greenwood and Meechan. BDJ
Minimising and managing nerve injuries in dental surgical. Opinion. FDJ (2011) Renton, T.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The students will develop skills to allow them to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a significant range of the principal professional skills, techniques, practices and materials associated with the clinical practice of oral surgery and the ability to use a range of specialised skills, techniques, practices and materials that are at the forefront of, or informed by forefront developments in oral surgery
KeywordsOral surgery,Tooth extraction,Third molar surgery,Surgical endodontics,Dento-alveolar trauma
Course organiserDr Julie Burke
Tel: (0131) 536 3972
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
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