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

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Restorative Dentistry Part 2 (MRES11014)

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 explore the technical and clinical skills necessary for the delivery of advanced or indirect restorations in complex restorative cases.
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 principles of crown preparation, provisional or temporary restorations, soft tissue management, impression making (both conventional and digital), communication with the dental laboratory, partial coverage restorations, removable partial dentures, conventional and resin retained bridges and implant retained prostheses.
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. Apply the principles underpinning material and restoration selection and tooth preparation and demonstrate appropriate clinical skills to support the delivery of indirect or advanced restorations.
  2. 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.
  3. Critically evaluate the use of provisional/temporary indirect restorations paying particular attention to form and function and demonstrate the clinical application of this technique.
  4. Explore and apply the principles and methods for colour matching of teeth to assist with the design of indirect restorations and evaluate methods for communicating this information to a patient or dental technician team member.
  5. Apply the principles of self-evaluation in advanced restorative procedures, recognising personal skill limitations and be able to demonstrate this in reflective practice.
Reading List
The reading list is avaiable 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 the principles underpinning material and restoration selection and tooth preparation for the provision of indirect or advanced restorations for adult teeth.

Skills and abilities in research and enquiry:
Possess skills in understanding research in the performance of dental materials and technical requirements for indirect restorations and have the ability to analyse the literature in an appropriate way.

Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy:
Evaluate personal clinical performance in the provision of indirect and advanced restorations 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.
Keywordspreparation,restorations,soft tissue,impressions,dentures,resin bridges,prostheses
Course organiserMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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