Postgraduate Course: Removable Prosthodontics (PROS12001)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to review the impact of removable dental prostheses on the management of a patient requiring tooth replacement.
By completing this course students will establish knowledge of removable prosthodontics and how this contrasts with other modalities of tooth replacement.
This course will explore the relevant evidence base for the management of patients requiring removable prostheses. The main components of the course are focused on complete and partial dentures (tooth, mucosa and dental implant supported).
This course will cover explore the following areas:
1. The impact of ageing on the oral structures
2. Treatment approaches that restore or improve function in partially or totally edentate patients
3. Explore the impact dental implants have had on efficacy of patients requiring removable prostheses.
4. The shortened dental arch.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% written exam
||Feedback is generally provided within three weeks of the exam date.
||Hours & Minutes
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets June||0:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Make accurate diagnoses and synthesise treatment plans that address a range of partially dentate and edentate problems.
- Apply knowledge of partial denture design principles to clinical scenarios.
- Synthesise treatment plans addressing the treatment need of an ageing population.
- Apply an evidence-based approach to the use of dental implants with removable prostheses and communicate potential risk factors.
- Critically evaluate management strategies for shortened dental arches.
|Reading lists will be provided via Learn VLE and Discovered.|
Additional supporting resources will be provide via pre-recorded lectures and clinical demonstrations accessible from Media Hopper (accessed through Learn VLE).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Evaluate patients for risk factors when using dental implants with a removable prosthesis.
2. Be able to educate the patient on the pros and cons of removable prostheses in order to gain informed consent.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking and creativity in bespoke prosthesis designs, meeting patient need and promoting oral health.
|Course organiser||Dr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
|Course secretary||Ms Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979