Postgraduate Course: Occlusion and Advanced Prosthodontics (PROS12005)
|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||This course aims to develop skills in the assessment of existing and proposed occlusal schemes to enable participants to deliver complex treatment plans that might involve reorganised approaches with multiple direct and indirect restorations.
As a prosthodontist, understanding occlusion is essential in the management of many complex cases. This course will aim to explore the following areas:
1. Evolution of occlusal theory
2. Anatomy of occlusal system
3. Altering the vertical dimension of occlusion
4. Centric Relation/Retruded Axis Position
5. Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) and splint therapy
6. Occlusal Equilibration
7. Minor Axial Tooth Movements
8. Treatment planning of complex cases including toothwear
9. Practical Aspects of the Reorganised Approach using indirect and direct techniques
This seminars and tutor series will review the evidence base and apply these to problem based scenarios and cases discussions. Students will be encouraged to bring mounted models of cases they are treating to reflect on their own practice.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, 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 January||Prosthodontics Written Exam Year 2 Semester 1 - Occlusion and Advanced Prosthodontics||1:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have critical and detailed knowledge of the human gnatho-stological system.
- Use a significant range of skills and techniques to assess occlusal schemes and form diagnoses.
- Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the management of patients requiring reorganised approaches in their occlusal management.
- Critically integrate material selection in the occlusal management of a patient.
- Demonstrate a critical overview of the restorative management of patients suffering from Temporomandibular Dysfunction.
|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. Understand their role in the management of complex cases requiring alteration of the occlusal scheme.
2. Be able to inform patients about occlusal and TMJ problems.
3. Complete occlusal analyses and lead the management of full mouth rehabilitations.
|Course organiser||Dr Krishna Bhatia
Tel: (0131) 536 3976
|Course secretary||Ms Anna Atluri
Tel: (0131) 536 3979