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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Dentistry

Postgraduate Course: Management of pain and anxiety (DENT12059)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will look closely at the management of pain and anxiety by pharmacological and non-pharmacological means, including conscious sedation, cognitive behavioural therapy, neurolinguistic programming, hypnotherapy and acupuncture. This module will also consider oro-facial pain and temporomandibular disorders
Course description This course is designed to ensure that the students have a good understanding of the management of pain and anxiety by pharmacological and non-pharmacological means, including conscious sedation, cognitive behavioural therapy, neurolinguistic programming, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and oro-facial pain and temporomandibular disorders
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: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 28, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 66 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) SBA/ EMQ 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of oro-facial pain and Temporomandibular Dysfunction
  2. Assess and recognise the need for further therapy to help patients manage their fears and anxiety by pharmacological or non-pharmacological means
  3. Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of management options of fear and anxiety by pharmacological or non-pharmacological means
  4. Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of management options of fear and anxiety by pharmacological or non-pharmacological means
  5. Critique, evaluate and reflect on the relevant literature
Reading List
Towards a new taxonomy of idiopathic orofacial pain Woda et al Pain 116 (2005) 396406
Neuropathic pain pharmacological management The pharmacological management of neuropathic pain in adults in non-specialist settings 2014. NICE clinical guideline 173
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD): an overview J. Durham Oral Surgery 1 (2008) 6068.
Sedation versus general anaesthesia for provision of dental treatment in under 18 year olds (Review) Cochrane Collaboration 2012 Ashley et al
http://www.sdcep.org.uk/published-guidance/sedation/
NLP Primary Dental Journal. The information exchange (2015) Hendron B
Neuro-linguistic programming and application in treatment of phobias. Karunaratne, M. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 16 (2010) 203e207
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Dealing with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information and use a wide range of routine skills and a range of advanced and specialised skills as appropriate to oral surgery provision.
Keywordsconscious sedation,hypnotherapy,acupuncture,cognitive behavioural therapy,oro-facial pain
Contacts
Course organiserDr Julie Burke
Tel: (0131) 536 3972
Email: jburke2@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3982
Email: Anna.Atluri@ed.ac.uk
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