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Postgraduate Course: Periodontal Management in Primary Dental Care (MPDC11008)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is designed to update knowledge on current clinical periodontal disease management. It will help students to understand the relevance of periodontal health in restorative treatment planning and it will give an opportunity to discuss the diagnosis and management of periodontal disease.
Course description The course will use recorded lectures, directed reading, tutor-led discussion, group project work all supported by specific learning tasks.
It will review current diagnostic terminology and clinical technique. It will update knowledge about the aetiology of the disease process in light of current research evidence. It will review the efficacy of a range of treatment regimens and will discuss both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%«br /»
Feedback Students receive informal feedback/ feed forward from their on-line tutor on a weekly basis. Students receive formal feedback at the end of each module on assessed course-work and written assignments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competence in using modern diagnostic terminology for periodontal disease and apply to clinical scenarios.
  2. Demonstrate competence in treatment planning clinical cases that require periodontal disease management.
  3. Critically analyse the role of good communication skills in the modification of patient behaviour.
  4. Analyse the importance of the risk factors associated with periodontal disease with reference to the supporting scientific literature and apply this knowledge in the clinical environment.
  5. Apply the principles of self-evaluation in periodontal management recognising personal skill limitations and demonstrate this in a written reflective account of progress within this course of study.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge and understanding:
Possess core knowledge on the periodontal assessment and management of adult teeth
Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Possess skills in understanding research in periodontics and have the ability to analyse the literature in an appropriate way
Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy:
Evaluate personal clinical performance in a range of periodontal treatment and be able to lead a team approach to this type of treatment.
Technical and practical skills:
Appreciate the scope and limitations of operative techniques for the periodontal treatment of adult teeth
KeywordsPeriodontal disease management,diagnosis,monitoring,surgery,microbiology,treatment planning
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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