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Postgraduate Course: Systemic disease in relation to Oral Surgery (OSUR12004)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will look closely at health education and promotion, odontogenic and all other infections and the relevance of human systemic disease to the practice of Oral Surgery.
Course description This course is designed to ensure that the students have a good understanding of health education and promotion, and the relevance of human systemic disease to the practice of Oral Surgery, including the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system , the nervous system, the genito-urinary system, the gastro-intestinal system, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws, and musculoskeletal issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
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 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% written exam
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of health education and promotion and be able to critique the relevant literature.
  2. Rapidly assess and recognise the need for medical input for a patient with, or at significant, risk from an an infection of odontogenic origin.
  3. Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of human disease and its implications for providing oral surgery in a range of healthcare settings.
  4. Communicate effectively with the wider healthcare team involved with a patients care (eg GP, MDTs, haematology nurse, secretaries etc).
Reading List
General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners (2010) series of 6 papers. Greenwood and Meechan. BDJ
Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw 2014 Update Special Committee on Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: Salvatore L. Ruggiero. AAOMS Position Paper
Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates Dental Clinical Guidance. SDCEP 2011
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The students will develop skills to allow them to apply knowledge, skills and understanding of human disease of relevance to oral surgery. They will also develop the ability to use a range of investigations such as haematological and radiological, to inform treatment planning for oral surgical procedures. This involves 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.
KeywordsHealth education and promotion,Odontogenic infection,Human disease
Course organiserDr Julie Burke
Tel: (0131) 536 3972
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979
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