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Postgraduate Course: Oral Surgery - Clinical Patient Care 2 (OSUR12007)

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 Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThis course encompasses the clinical elements in year 2.
Course description This course is designed to ensure that the students have wide experience in oral surgical procedures. By the end of CP2 students will be expected to have competently carried out most of the procedures considered to be core competencies including surgical removal of wisdom teeth, implant placement, surgical endodontics and enucleation/ marsupialisation of cyst. Students should be able to confidently discuss issues, with senior clinicians, about the most appropriate approach to the common oral surgical procedures carried out under LA, IVS and GA. Their communication skills and professionalism will be continually assessed during this module.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 50 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 50% written exam; 50% practical exam
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to carry out core oral surgical procedures with minimal supervision
  2. Prescribe the most appropriate management strategies for patients requiring IVS or GA for pain and management anxiety for an oral surgical procedure.
  3. Be fluent with any national or international guidance of relevance to the specialty (e.g. NICE, SDCEP, GDC) and be able to critique the relevant contributory literature
  4. Carry out a well-devised treatment plan which is evidence-based and arrange follow up as appropriate
Reading List
Guidelines for the management of patients on oral anticoagulants requiring dental surgery British Committee for Standards in Haematology 2011
Guidance on the dental management of patients with haemophilia and congenital bleeding disorders Anderson British Dental Journal 2013; 215: 497-504
Access to special care dentistry, part 3. Consent and capacity. Dougall. British Dental Journal 2008; 205: 71-81
Cryotherapy for treatment of oral lesions. Australian Dental Journal 2006;51:(1):2-5 Farah.
International Association of Dental Traumatology DENTAL TRAUMA GUIDELINES Revised 2012
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The students will develop skills to allow them to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a significant range of the principal professional skills, techniques, practices and materials associated with the clinical practice of oral surgery and the ability to use a range of specialised skills, techniques, practices and materials that are at the forefront of, or informed by forefront developments in oral surgery.
KeywordsExodontia,Incision and drainage,Abscess,Oral surgery,Third molar surgery,Surgical endodontics
Course organiserDr Julie Burke
Tel: (0131) 536 3972
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979
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