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Undergraduate Course: Health & Disease 3b (DENT09008)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryThe area of study in this course;
Systemic Disease and the Oral Cavity
Course description This course comprises of lectures and seminars, online discussions and self directed learning, which will develop and enhance your previous knowledge from years 1 and 2. The course will provide an in depth knowledge of common diseases and how they impact on clinical practice.

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
1.1.3 Explain general and systemic disease and their relevance to oral health
1.1.5 Describe relevant and appropriate dental, oral craniofacial and general anatomy and explain their application to patient management
1.1.6 Describe relevant and appropriate physiology and explain its application to patient management
1.10.1 Recognise the responsibilities of the dental team as an access point to and from wider healthcare
1.10.2 Provide patients with comprehensive and accurate preventive education and instruction in a manner which encourages self-care and motivation
1.10.3 Underpin all patient care with a preventive approach that contributes to the patient¿s long-term oral health and general health
1.10.6 Describe the health risks of diet, drugs and substance misuse, and substances such as tobacco and alcohol on oral and general health and provide appropriate advice, referral and support
11.1 Take a patient-centred approach to working with the dental and wider healthcare team
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

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 Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 100, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 15 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% in course assessment
Examination: Summative group assignment to present a session (presentation/slides/workshop) supported by literature (leaflet) on a medical condition covered within Systemic Disease and the Oral Cavity.
Feedback Students will be given feedback within group discussions from peers and academic staff.
Students will be given individual feedback post May examination diet, this will include feedback from peers who participated in the assessment process.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Health & Disease 3b - Peer presentation1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain general and systemic disease and their relevance to oral health
  2. Have a broad and integrated knowledge of the impact of medical conditions in the patient
  3. Take responsibility for ensuring compliance with current best practice guideline
  4. Discuss the treatment options and referral pathway for different medical conditions patients may present with
Reading List
A reading list for this course is available through Talis Aspire and can be found on LEARN.
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.

Aspiration and personal development
University of Edinburgh graduates draw on their initiative and experience to expand and fulfil their potential. Making the most of a confident and reflective approach, they take personal responsibility for pursuing their goals and opportunities to grow.

Outlook and engagement
University of Edinburgh graduates draw on the quality, depth and breadth of their experiences to engage with the communities and world around them. With an informed international perspective, they seek to contribute positively, ethically and respectfully.

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.
Additional Class Delivery Information Face-to-Face/video recorded lectures with prior reading and tasks to be completed. Students will also be given reading to complete with questions to be answered within a group discussion on LEARN discussion board.
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Course organiserMrs Lucy Wands
Tel: (0131 5)36 4996
Course secretaryMs Jenny Thompson
Tel: (01315) 364964
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