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Postgraduate Course: Surgical management of endodontic disease (ENDO12004)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to develop diagnostic and clinical surgical skills for the management of endodontic disease.
Course description As an endodontist, the surgical management of endodontic disease is an essential component of specialist care. This course will aim to explore the following areas:
Recognise the endodontic cases requiring surgical intervention.
Appropriately plan the surgical endodontic case.
Understand the risks and benefits of surgical intervention.
Have a knowledge of the correct surgical armamentarium.
Be aware of and practice various flap designs for the management of these cases.
Understand hard tissue management in surgical cases
Recognise the role of root end resection and filling
Be aware of the material choices for root end filling
Utilise various suture materials for wound closure
Understand the importance of follow up in these cases

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 as applied 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 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. Have critical and detailed knowledge of surgical endodontic techniques.
  2. Recognise the role of surgery in the overall management of endodontic disease.
  3. Have specialist clinical skills for the management of surgical cases.
  4. Recognise the importance of long-term follow up to assess the outcomes of their clinical cases.
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Understand their role in the management of complex cases requiring surgical endodontic intervention.
2. Be able to inform patients about treatment options, technical details and prognosis in relation to surgical endodontics.
3. Utilise evidence-based techniques to achieve optimal outcomes in surgical endodontics.
4. Understand the role of surgical endodontics within the multi-disciplinary management of complex restorative cases.
Course organiserMiss Marialena Cresta
Tel: 0131 536 3971
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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