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Postgraduate Course: Rationale for management of pulpal & periradicular disease & management of post-treatment disease (ENDO12001)

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
SummaryThe aim of this course is to understand the biological and physiological principles underpinning the development of pulpal and periradicular disease. Current scientific literature will also be reviewed to understand traditional and contemporary treatment approaches for patients requiring re-treatment following failed endodontic treatment.
By completing this course, students will establish knowledge of how pulpal/periradicular disease develop, and how this may influence treatment decisions.
Students will establish knowledge of traditional and contemporary endodontic retreatment techniques. They will be encouraged to participate in-group discussions focused on problem-based scenarios.
Course description This course will explore the relevant evidence base for the management of patients with these pathoses. The main components of the course are focused on the physiology and biology of healthy tissues and on the pathology of endodontic disease

The course will cover and explore the following areas:
1. The physiology of the pulpo-dentinal complex & tooth/root canal system anatomy.
2. Understand the aetiology and pathogenesis of pulpal & periradicular disease.
3. Management of teeth with traumatic injuries.
4. Prevention and management of reversible and irreversible pulpal injury/disease.
5. Pulpal regenerative principles & techniques.
6. Hand and automated preparation of the root canal system.
7. Imaging in Endodontology.

The course will review key aspects of delivering endodontic re-treatment. Key topics covered during this course include:
1. Diagnosis of endodontic failure.
2. Decision-making for re-treatment cases.
3. Clinical techniques for management of failed endodontic cases.
4. Dismantling and provisionalisation of previously treated teeth.
5. Techniques and armamentarium for the removal of root filling material.
6. Techniques and armamentarium for post and separated instrument removal.
7. Management of iatrogenic damage.
8. Assessment of prognosis in failed endodontic cases.
9. Assessment of outcome following re-treatment cases.
Delivery of this course will use a combination of lectures, seminars, pre-recorded lectures and problems based scenarios to supplement student self-study. 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: 400 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 392 )
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. Make accurate diagnoses and synthesise treatment plans that address a range of pulpal pathoses.
  2. Synthesise treatment plans addressing the treatment dependent on the condition of the pulp & periradicular tissues and communicate these plans to patients and colleagues in an ordered manner.
  3. Identify potential areas of difficulty within the treatment planning process and prepare for these in the clinical execution of the proposed treatment.
  4. Identify potential areas of difficulty within the treatment planning process and prepare for these in the clinical execution of the proposed treatment.
  5. Be able to apply this knowledge in order to problem solve issues during the management of these cases.
Learning Resources
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).
3. Facility of clinical skills and dental laboratory.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Adopt critical thinking in the decision making process in relation to the management of pulpal and periradicular disease.
Be able to educate the patient on the pros and cons of different treatment modalities for pulpal and periradicular diseases
Use this information to perform clinically appropriate techniques to a high standard in order to optimise outcomes
Develop comprehensive knowledge for the management of failed endodontic cases
Understand the skills required in the clinical delivery for the management of these cases
Be able to decide on the most appropriate treatment option for the management of these cases based on the prognosis
Course organiserMiss Marialena Cresta
Tel: 0131 536 3971
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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