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Postgraduate Course: Occlusion and Advanced Prosthodontics (DENT12056)

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
SummaryThis course aims to develop skills in the assessment of existing and proposed occlusal schemes to enable participants to deliver complex treatment plans that might involve reorganised approaches with multiple direct and indirect restorations.
Course description As a prosthodontist, understanding occlusion is essential in the management of many complex cases. This course will aim to explore the following areas:

Evolution of occlusal theory
Anatomy of occlusal system
Altering the vertical dimension of occlusion
Centric Relation/Retruded Axis Position
Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) and splint therapy
Occlusal Equilibration
Minor Axial Tooth Movements
Treatment planning of complex cases including toothwear
Practical Aspects of the Reorganised Approach using indirect and direct techniques

This seminars and tutor series will review the evidence base and apply these to problem based scenarios and cases discussions. Students will be encouraged to bring mounted models of cases they are treating to reflect on their own practice.

Students will also be asked to prepare material in advance and present some cases to discuss via short presentations. Emphasis will be placed on students taking responsibility of exploring broader areas around the course themes as applied to clinical care.
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 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 18, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 136 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 25 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written examination: 75% weighting
Viva examination: 25% weighting
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have critical and detailed knowledge of the human gnatho-stological system.
  2. Use a significant range of skills and techniques to assess occlusal schemes and form diagnoses.
  3. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the management of patients requiring reorganised approaches in their occlusal management.
  4. Critically integrate material selection in the occlusal management of a patient.
  5. Demonstrate a critical overview of the restorative management of patients suffering from Temporomandibular Dysfunction.
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. Understand their role in the management of complex cases requiring alteration of the occlusal scheme.
2. Be able to inform patients about occlusal and TMJ problems.
3. Complete occlusal analyses and lead the management of full mouth rehabilitations.
Course organiserDr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
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