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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Prosthodontics

Postgraduate Course: Endodontics, Periodontics and Interdisciplinary Care (PROS12006)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to explore sub-specialities of dentistry that support the delivery of prosthodontic care.
Course description In many cases, advanced prosthodontics is provided only after the stabilisation phase of treatment for patients. In order to synthesise holistic treatment plans, a prosthodontist must have sound knowledge of other subspecialties directly linked to it. Knowledge of Endodontic, Periodontal and Interdisciplinary approaches is essential to determine tooth prognosis and inform the treatment planning process. This knowledge and understanding is critical in developing a prosthodontist as leader in their field of dentistry.

This course will review key areas within these fields including:

Endodontic: surgical endodontics, endodontic outcomes

Periodontics: Surgical crown lengthening, root coverage procedures, management of aggressive periodontitis, management of furcation lesions, outcomes in periodontal treatment.

Interdisciplinary: Managemnet of patients with Hypodontia, Oral rehabilitation or head and neck oncology patients.

Students will also be asked to prepare material in advance and present some cases to discuss via short presentations. Emphasis will be placed on students taking responsibility of exploring broader areas around the course themes as applied to clinical care.
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 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% written exam
Feedback Feedback is generally provided within three weeks of the exam date.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of endodontic prognosis, treatment planning and management from current scientific literature.
  2. Demonstrate critical understanding of periodontal prognosis, treatment planning and management from current scientific literature.
  3. Apply critical thinking, creativity and understanding of current scientific research in the management of patients with hypodontia.
  4. Demonstrate critical overview of the prosthodontists role in the oral rehabilitation of patients with a history of head and neck oncology.
Reading List
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).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Take responsibility of the management of patients requiring periodontal and endodontic treatment.
2. Be able to communicate at an appropriate level and advise patients on the management of specific endodontic, periodontal and interdisciplinary problems.
3. Having knowledge and understanding to integration of themselves in the team management of patients suffering from hypodontia and oral cancer rehabilitation.
Course organiserDr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
Course secretaryMs Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979
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