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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Restorative Dentistry

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Restorative Dentistry Part 1 (MRES11013)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will challenge students to re-assess the treatment planning dilemmas that are associated with restoring patients with complex restorative dental treatment needs.
Course description The course will use recorded lectures, directed reading, tutor-led discussion, group project work all supported by specific learning tasks.
It will review the topics of advanced restorative treatment planning, planning for the aesthetic zone, occlusal analysis, assessment for the replacement of missing teeth, dental implant risk assessment, digital techniques, material selection and the communication of treatment plans with patients and dental technicians.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) 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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Students receive informal feedback/feed forward from their on-line tutor on a weekly basis. Students receive formal feedback at the end of each semester on assessed course-work and written assignments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the treatment planning dilemmas associated with restoring patients with more complex restorative treatment needs and/or missing teethg and apply to clinical scenarios.
  2. Evaluate the longevity of various types of indirect restorations with reference to the supporting scientific literature and apply this knowledge when discussing treatment options with patients.
  3. Analyse the importance of communication in patient-led plans for treatment and be able to demonstrate the discussion of treatment options.
  4. Critically evaluate the asssessment of patients for dental implants and develop a process for planning the prosthodontic stages of treatment.
  5. Demonstrate competence in carrying out a full assessment of a clinical case where aesthetics are of particular importance and apply this in a clinical scenario.
Reading List
The reading list is available through the University of Edinburgh online resource list system so that students are able to link directly to essential items and be signposted to further reading.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge and understanding:
Possess core knowledge on advanced restorative treatment planning and the use of digital technologies.

Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Possess skills in understanding research in the longevity of indirect restorations and have the ability to analyse the literature in an appropriate way to enable discussion of treatment options with patients.

Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy:
Evaluate personal clinical performance in the provision of indirect restorations and advanced restorative dental treatment and be able to assess the personal success rate for this type of treatment.

Technical and practical skills:
Appreciate the scope and limitations of operative techniques for the provision of indirect and advanced restorations for adult teeth.
Keywordsrestorative,planning,occlusal,implant,digital technology,communication
Course organiserMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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