Postgraduate Course: Implant Supported Prosthodontics (PROS12008)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to review current scientific literature supporting the use of dental implants in prosthodontic care. It focuses on the science of osseointegration and how this influences our treatment planning decisions and integration of clinical care.
The management of patients requiring implant supported prostheses requires extensive knowledge of dental implant physiology in addition to all aspects of holistic treatment planning and patient management. This places the Prosthodontist as a leader due to the combination of problem solving, critical analysis of highly variable treatment conditions, clinical skills and respect for a team approach to patient care.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% written exam
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical knowledge of scientific literature related to osseointegration.
- Assimilate oral health assessment information and be able to synthesise diagnoses and plan treatments for patients requiring implant-based care.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the implications surgical planning has on the placement of dental implants.
- Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the complex prosthodontic management of patients needing dental implant treatment.
- Be able to apply current scientific evidence in the management of complications associated with dental implant treatment.
|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. Develop a comprehensive knowledge base for the use of dental implants in patient care.
2. Develop skills in leadership and integration of implant based treatments as a team approach.
3. Understand the role of information transfer to gain informed consent for the use of dental implant therapy.
|Course organiser||Dr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
|Course secretary||Ms Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979