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Postgraduate Course: Specialist-Level Clinical Case- Reports (DENT12073)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryManagement of two patients who demonstrate complex or multi-disciplinary care who have been independently and personally treated by the student with both written-up as two fully-documented case-reports.
Course description Management of two patients who demonstrate complex or multi-disciplinary care will be independently assessed, treatment planned and managed by the student. Two fully-documented clinical case-reports will be assessed independently in both the written- and oral format by two examiners. Equal weighting will be applied to both components of the assessment and grades will be assigned for the operative- and management techniques undertaken, the outcome of treatment and the objective assessment of the case in addition to the verbal defence of the cases and the quality of the presentation and the clarity and relevance of images provided. The viva voce will be conducted by the same examiners and will comprise one structured assessment of two cases.

Students on the Oral Surgery programme will be given a different set of requirements and these will be stated in their Programme Handbook.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  10
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 392 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 50 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 50% coursework«br /»
50% practical exam
Feedback 15 working days after the assessment
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of- and exhibit an evidence-based clinical practice
  2. Demonstrate competence in written communication skills for reports, correspondence and research outputs
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to communicate at the level of a specialist with patient and carer, all members of the dental team and professional colleagues with Primary-, Secondary- and Tertiary- Care
  4. Confirm their personal responsibility to develop strategies to minimise the emotional- and physical impact of clinical practice and where necessary to seek appropriate support and supervision
  5. Demonstrate clinical skills in diagnosis, treatment planning, patient treatment and overall management
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Have a critical understanding of the different treatment options available for their patients
Communicate these options effectively to them
Have an ability to execute specialist level care
KeywordsTreatment planning,case reports,review and study in greater depth the subject area
Course organiserDr Jennifer Foley
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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