Postgraduate Course: Assessment and management of the occlusion (DENT11156)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore the topic of occlusion in the natural dentition and the restored natural dentition. Topics will be relevant for both adult and child and adolescent patients.
The course will use recorded lectures, directed reading, tutor-led discussion, group project work all supported by specific learning tasks.
The topics that will be included are, assessment of occlusion, occlusal analysis, terminology associated with occlusion, orthodontic assessment of the occlusion for child and adolescent patients, the relevance of occlusion in the dentate patient to the outcome of restorative procedures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to assess the occlusion of a patient of any age and the selection of appropriate occlusal instrumentation and the principles of occlusal analysis in an illustrated clinical case report.
- Research and define the appropriate terminology associated with occlusion and occlusal relationships in a group project using a Wiki.
- Evaluate and discuss the clinical evidence supporting the use of occlusal splints and discuss the various methods of altering or improving an occlusal relationship using the tutor-led discussion board.
- Research and discuss the appropriate techniques and materials for making inter-occlusal records using a simulated case via the tutor-led discussion board and demonstrate the clinical application.
- Identify the principles and purpose of diagnostic waxing and discuss its use using the tutor-led discussion board.
|The reading list is available through the University of Edinburgh online resource list system so that students are able to link directly to essential items and be signposted to further reading.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Knowledge and understanding:
Possess core knowledge on the assessment of the occlusion
Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Apply skills to solve problems in the assessment of the occlusion
Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy
Evaluate personal clinical performance in the occlusal analysis of a dentate patient
Technical and practical skills:
Appreciate the scope and limitations of using a dental articulator as an instrument to carry out an occlusal analysis
|Keywords||occlusion,occlusal analysis,orthodontic assessment
|Course organiser||Dr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975