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Postgraduate Course: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (ENDO11002)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to develop oral health assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning skills of patients requiring endodontic and restorative dental care.
Course description A fundamental corner stone in the management of any patient is a thorough dental examination, establishment of accurate diagnoses and formulation of evidence based treatment plans.
This course will explore all aspects of an oral health assessment including the following areas:
1. Completing an oral health assessment.
2. Special tests and investigations supplementing an oral health assessment.
3. Imaging techniques in Endodontology including Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
4. Assessment of the tooth requiring endodontic treatment.
5. Diagnosing a range of common endodontic and restorative problems.
6. Diagnosing and managing problems of non-odontogenic origin.
7. Discussion of a range of treatment options with a patient.
8. Formulating and implementing treatment plans.
Methods of delivery will involve weekly to fortnightly 2-3 hour discussion small tutorials/seminars, flipped lectures, problem based scenarios and case discussions. Students will also be asked to prepare material in advance and present some cases to discuss via short presentations. Emphasis will be placed on students taking responsibility of exploring broader areas around the course themes.
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:  2
Course Start Flexible
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 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written examination: 100% weighting
Feedback 15 working days after the assessment
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse special investigations used in oral health assessments.
  2. Assess and diagnose endodontic and common oral pathoses.
  3. Assimilate oral health assessment information and synthesise coherent treatment plans based on specific endodontic and restorative clinical scenarios.
  4. Critically appraise relevant scientific literature supporting current concepts in the management of common restorative problems.
Reading List
1. Reading lists will be provided via learn VLE and Discovered.
2. Additional supporting resources will be provide via pre-recorded lectures and clinical demonstrations accessible from Media Hopper (accessed through learn VLE).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Development of assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning skills to support clinical activity.
2. Enhance their knowledge of endodontic and restorative problems that will support patient management and communication.
3. Be able to diagnose problems requiring a team approach to care.
Course organiserMiss Marialena Cresta
Tel: 0131 536 3971
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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