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Undergraduate Course: Personal & Professional Development 2 (DENT09002)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe areas of study in this course will include Evidence based dentistry, research methods, health informatics, statistics, reflective portfolios, case based learning and journal clubs.

Course description This second year course will encourage and enable you to examine, critically analyse and evaluate scientific literature in preparation for an essay on the topic of your choice in third year. In conjunction with research methods you will cover the fundamental aspects of statistics used within medical/dental literature/studies. Case based learning and reflective portfolio sessions will allow interactive work and discussions between you and your peers and allow you the opportunity to consider your time and practice as a student and clinician on the OHS programme.

This course is comprised of classroom based lectures and tutorials.

GDC Learning Outcomes (Regulatory Body):

1.1.1 Describe the principles of an evidence-based approach to learning, clinical and professional practice and decision making
1.1.11 Recognise psychological and sociological factors that contribute to poor oral health, the course of diseases and the success of treatment
1.5.3 Plan the delivery of, and carry out, care in the best interests of the patient
1.5.5 Discuss the role of the dental therapist and other members of the dental team in the treatment plan
1.7.9 Recognise local referral networks, local clinical guidelines and policies
1.7.10 Discuss the role of the dental therapist and other members of the dental team in the patient management process
1.8.3 Recognise and take responsibility for the quality of care provided to the patient
1.8.4 Take responsibility for ensuring compliance with current best practice guidelines
2.1 Describe the basic principles of a population health approach including demographic and social trends, UK and international oral health trends, determinants of health and inequalities in health, the ways in which these are measured and current patterns
2.2 Explain the dental and wider healthcare systems dental professionals work within including health policy and organisation, delivery of healthcare and equity
2.3 Describe and evaluate the role of health promotion in terms of the changing environment and community and individual behaviours to deliver health gain
2.4 Explain evidence-based prevention and apply appropriately
2.5 Describe the principles of planning oral health care for communities to meet needs and demands
3.3 Explain and check patients¿ understanding of treatments, options
costs and valid consent
3.4 Obtain valid consent
4.3 Give and receive feedback effectively to and from other members
of the team
6.1 Put patients¿ interests first and act to protect them
6.2 Act with integrity and be trustworthy
6.3 Respect patients¿ dignity and choices
6.4 Maintain and protect patients¿ information
6.5 Recognise and respect the patient¿s perspective and expectations
of care and the role of the dental team, taking into account issues relating to
equality and diversity, noting that this may differ in England, Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland
7.1 Be familiar with and act within the GDC¿s standards and within other
professionally relevant laws, ethical guidance and systems
7.2 Recognise and act upon the legal and ethical responsibilities involved in
protecting and promoting the health of individual patients
7.3 Act without discrimination and show respect for patients, colleagues and
peers and the general public
7.4 Recognise the importance of candour and effective communication
with patients when things go wrong, knowing how and where to report any
patient safety issues which arise
7.5 Take responsibility for and act to raise concerns about your own or
others¿ health, behaviour or professional performance as described
in Standards for the Dental Team, Principle 8 Raise concerns if patients
are at risk
8.1 Describe and respect the roles of dental and other healthcare professionals in the context of learning and working in a dental and wider healthcare team
8.2 Ensure that any team you are involved in works together to provide appropriate dental care for patients
8.3 Explain the contribution that team members and effective team working makes to the delivery of safe and effective high quality care
9.1 Recognise and demonstrate own professional responsibility in the development of self and the rest of the team
9.2 Utilise the provision and receipt of effective feedback in the professional development of self and others
9.3 Explain the range of learning and teaching methods and the importance of assessment, feedback, critical reflection, identification of learning needs and appraisal in personal development planning
9.4 Develop and maintain professional knowledge and competence and demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning
9.6 Accurately assess own capabilities and limitations in the interest of high quality patient care and seek advice from supervisors or colleagues where appropriate
10.3 Recognise the impact of personal behaviour and manage this
10.6 Take responsibility for personal development planning, recording of evidence and reflective practice
10.7 Ensure that all aspects of practice comply with legal and regulatory requirements
10.8 Demonstrate appropriate continuous improvement activities
11.1 Take a patient-centred approach to working with the dental and wider healthcare team
11.3 Recognise and demonstrate personal accountability to the regulator,
the team and wider community
11.4 Recognise and comply with the team working requirements in the Scope of Practice and Standards document
11.6 Recognise, take responsibility for and act to raise concerns about own or others' health, behaviour or professional performance as described in Standards for the Dental Team Principle 8 Raise concerns if patients are at risk
12.3 Recognise and demonstrate the effective handling of complaints as described in the Standards for the Dental Team, Principle 5 Have a clear and effective complaints procedure

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 13, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 9 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Experiential Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICC) reflective learning and assessment framework using an e-portfolio: 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the importance of evidence based dentistry and its application in your practice.
  2. Understand the importance of clinical audits and how they may be conducted
  3. Be competent at descriptive statistics and measures of association
  4. Demonstrate engagement with reflective practice and case based learning
  5. Demonstrate the ability to search, read and critique dental/medical literature
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Enquiry and lifelong learning
University of Edinburgh graduates seek personal and academic learning that makes a positive difference to themselves and to the world around them. Inspired by their exposure to world-leading research, they are innovative and lifelong learners.

Research and enquiry
University of Edinburgh graduates use their highly-developed skills in research and enquiry to identify and creatively tackle problems, and to seek out opportunities for learning.

Personal and intellectual autonomy
University of Edinburgh graduates use their personal and intellectual autonomy to critically evaluate ideas, evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective.

Personal effectiveness
University of Edinburgh graduates are effective and proactive individuals, skilled in influencing positively and adapting to new situations with sensitivity and integrity.

University of Edinburgh graduates use skilled communication to enhance their understanding of a topic or context and to engage effectively with others.
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Course organiserMiss Zoe Coyle
Tel: 0131 536 4996
Course secretaryMs Jenny Thompson
Tel: (01315) 364964
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