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Postgraduate Course: Restoration of the Endentulous space (MPDC11011)

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 help postgraduate students to appreciate the indications for the replacement of missing teeth in the partially dentate patient.
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 treatment planning skills and help students to be able to evaluate the merits of the various types of partial prostheses.
It will also facilitate the provision of removable chrome-cobalt partial dentures and tooth-supported fixed bridgework. Finally it will review the indications and contraindications for implant retained prosthesis and review the treatment planning required for these restorations.
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%
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. Critically evaluate the treatment planning dilemmas associated with restoring patients with missing teeth and apply to clinical scenarios.
  2. Analyse the importance of communication in patient-led plans for treatment and be able to demonstrate the discussion of treatment options.
  3. Demonstrate the technical understanding of an appropriate design for a partial denture and critically analyse methods for communicating this design to dental team members.
  4. Critically evaluate the assessment of patients for dental implants and develop a process for planning the prosthodontic stages of treatment.
  5. Apply the principles of self-evaluation in restorative procedures 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 replacement of missing adult teeth
Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Possess skills in understanding research in the replacement of missing teeth and have the ability to analyse the literature in an appropriate way
Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy:
Evaluate clinical cases with missing teeth and be able to offer a range of treatment options for patients
Technical and practical skills:
Appreciate the scope and limitations of operative techniques for the replacement of missing adult teeth
KeywordsMissing teeth,fixed prostheses,removable prostheses,bridgework,tooth preparation,implants
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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