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Postgraduate Course: Removable Prosthodontics (DENT12054)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to review the impact of removable dental prostheses on the management of a patient requiring tooth replacement.

By completing this course students will establish knowledge of removable prosthodontics and how this contrasts with other modalities of tooth replacement.
Course description This course will explore the relevant evidence base for the management of patients requiring removable prostheses. The main components of the course are focused on complete and partial dentures (tooth, mucosa and dental implant supported).

This course will cover explore the following areas:

1. The impact of ageing on the oral structures
2. Treatment approaches that restore or improve function in partially or totally edentate patients
3. Explore the impact dental implants have had on efficacy of patients requiring removable prostheses.
4. The shortened dental arch.
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 Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 25, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written examination: 100% weighting
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Make accurate diagnoses and synthesise treatment plans that address a range of partially dentate and edentate problems.
  2. Apply knowledge of partial denture design principles to clinical scenarios.
  3. Synthesise treatment plans addressing the treatment need of an ageing population.
  4. Apply an evidence-based approach to the use of dental implants with removable prostheses and communicate potential risk factors.
  5. Critically evaluate management strategies for shortened dental arches.
Reading List
Reading lists will be provided via Learn VLE and Discovered.

Additional supporting resources will be provide via pre-recorded lectures and clinical demonstrations accessible from Media Hopper (accessed through Learn VLE).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Evaluate patients for risk factors when using dental implants with a removable prosthesis.
2. Be able to educate the patient on the pros and cons of removable prostheses in order to gain informed consent.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and creativity in bespoke prosthesis designs, meeting patient need and promoting oral health.
Course organiserDr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
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