Postgraduate Course: Oral health assessment and Diagnosis (DENT11157)
|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 reviews the process of assessing a patient's oral health with particular reference to adopting a consistent and reproducible process that is based on current guidelines and clinical scientific evidence.
Using a mixture of video recorded lectures, tutor-led discussion, case material and group project work, this course includes the following topics;
Oral health assessment
Assessment of dental anxiety
Orthodontic treatment needs assessment
Caries assessment and risk
Periodontal disease assessment and risk
Soft tissue examination
Review of the common oral diseases and their diagnosis
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:
- Develop a reproducible system for carrying out an oral health assessment, an assessment of dental anxiety, and an orthodontic treatment need assessment and recording it in a patient record as a group project using the Wiki.
- Demonstrate an ability to elicit and record a full dental, medical and social history and to understand the implications for patient management and record this in a case report.
- Recognise and assess the common dental diseases which affect the teeth and supporting structures, using the most appropriate examination techniques and special investigations relevant to patient age and co-operation and demonstrate this in a clinical case report.
- Critically appraise the relevant clinical scientific literature supporting the current concepts of management of the common dental diseases and compare various behavioural management techniques on 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 relevant to a wide range of clinical skills relevant to the practice of dentistry in a primary care setting
Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Apply skills to solve problems
Skills and abilities in personal effectiveness:
Be able to use problem-solving skills in a variety of clinical situations
|Keywords||oral health assessment,diagnosis,common oral diseases,risk assessment
|Course organiser||Dr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975