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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Endodontics

Postgraduate Course: Interdisciplinary care (ENDO12005)

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 explore sub-specialities of dentistry that support the delivery of endodontic care.
Course description In many cases, advanced endodontics is provided only after the stabilisation phase of treatment for patients. In order to synthesise holistic treatment plans, an endodontist must have sound knowledge of other subspecialties directly linked to it. This knowledge and understanding is critical in the development of a specialist in the field of endodontics.

This course will review key areas within these fields including:
Prosthodontics: Restoration of the root filled tooth, replacement of teeth following failed endodontic treatment including fixed and removable prosthodontic solutions
Periodontics: Management of perio-endo lesions, surgical crown lengthening, root amputation procedures, outcomes in periodontal treatment.
Orthodontics: Endodontic-Orthodontic interface
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: 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. Demonstrate critical understanding of prosthodontic prognosis, treatment planning and management from current scientific literature.
  2. Demonstrate critical understanding of periodontal prognosis, treatment planning and management from current scientific literature.
  3. Apply critical thinking, creativity and understanding of current scientific research in the management of patients with multiple related restorative problems.
  4. Understand the potential and limitations of other treatment options and techniques.
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. Take responsibility of the management of patients requiring other treatment modalities.
2. Be able to communicate at an appropriate level and advise patients on the management of specific prosthodontic, periodontal, orthodontic and interdisciplinary problems.
3. Having knowledge and understanding to integrate themselves in the team management of patients suffering from a variety of dental problems.
Course organiserMiss Marialena Cresta
Tel: 0131 536 3971
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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