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MSc (Clin) Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Reflective Prosthodontic Practice

Unit code DENT70122
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by School of Dentistry
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Students must maintain a record/logbook of all the clinical activity including all full cases treated and those treated for a treatment stage.

For each patient, the patient log must be completed at each stage/appointment, including the clinical tutor’s formative feedback. In addition on completion of treatment of each patient, it is a requirement for the student to produce a reflective Mini-case Write-up, details of which are available via Blackboard.

By the end of the programme, the accumulated Mini-Case Write-ups should demonstrate a wide range of clinical activities.  Among all the cases treated, ten cases should be selected for assessment. Further information is given in the section on assessment and there are samples of previous works available on Blackboard.

Aims

The aim of the clinical units is to give the student an understanding of the scientific basis of fixed and removable prosthodontics, with particular emphasis on current theories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of adult patients.

Assessment methods

The assessment of this unit is based on the clinical cases treated by the student and is in the form of ten mini-case write-ups demonstrating a range of clinical skills, and a reflective component, which should be 1,000-2,000 words and discuss skills acquired, treatment options and common themes and reflection of treatments related to evidence based practice. 

Feedback methods

The principles of feedback are as follows:

  • feedback should be provided in a timely manner that helps students understand (i) the marks or grades they have received for work submitted and (ii) how they might improve their performance in the future;
  • feedback should be as personal as possible to the individual student to enable reflection on individual skills and performance;
  • students have a responsibility to consider feedback given on their work, to seek to understand it, and to act on it.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Work based learning 150
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Julian Satterthwaite Unit coordinator

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