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Postgraduate Course: Endodontics-Clinical Patient Care 1 (ENDO12003)

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 Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe aim of this course is to develop clinical competences that restorative mono-specialists should possess.

This course focuses on the supervised treatment of cases (including laboratory work) and participation on new patient consultation clinics. Students will be required to treat patients within the EDI NHS framework of clinical care while applying critical thinking and an evidence based approach they acquire from theoretical learning and self-study.
Course description This course will involve patient consultations, laboratory work, treatment planning and treatment of patients with a variety of different restorative problems. All clinics are supervised by dental specialists or consultants in the fields of prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, restorative dentistry and oral surgery.

The clinical competences will be assessed continuously as the year progresses. Students will be required to manage their appointment books and patient communications. Students will be encouraged and expected to be autonomous in the approach (including knowledge acquisition) and take responsibility to drive the treatment process. Developing such attributes is essential in the progression towards becoming a dental specialist.

Treatment of patients will involve compulsory attendance and contribution to:
1. New patient & MDT consultant-led clinics.
2. Treatment planning and dental laboratory work.
3. Treatment of cases requiring routine care in all fields of restorative dentistry.
4. Treatment of cases requiring routine and specialist endodontic treatment.
5. Treatment of cases requiring interdisciplinary approaches to clinical care.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework: Work based assessments«br /»
Feedback 15 working days after the assessment
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Use a significant range of clinical techniques and processes to carry out systemic assessment and examination of a patient in order to determine accurate clinical diagnoses.
  2. Critically analyse clinical and specialist tests in order to synthesise and deliver treatment plans for patients requiring restorative treatment.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills using methods and terminology that are appropriate for patients and dental specialists.
  4. Demonstrate attributes of a dental specialist such as leadership, professionalism, autonomy and responsibility in the safe coordination of a patient¿s treatment.
  5. Critically evaluate clinical problems to plan and provide a range of restorative treatment.
Reading List
1. Reading lists will be provided via learn VLE courses and DiscoverED
2. Additional supporting resources will be provide via pre-recorded lectures and clinical demonstrations accessible from Media Hopper
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Develop clinical competences in treatment delivery.
Develop communication skills to inform and manage patients.
Develop team approaches to the management of patients requiring restorative and endodontic care.
Course organiserMiss Marialena Cresta
Tel: 0131 536 3971
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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