MSc Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
Advanced Principles in Paediatric Dentistry
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Division of Dentistry|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will be delivered via a combination of 10 x 1 hour didactic lectures delivered by consultants and specialists from the Department of Paediatric Dentistry and 10 x 3 hour seminars which will involve the preparation and delivery of a PowerPoint presentation and handouts by each student per seminar. These seminars will be run by a consultant or specialist in Paediatric Dentistry and students will be marked for each presentation and handout.
This unit aims to build on the knowledge and skills from Basic Principles in Paediatric Dentistry and enable students to further develop a comprehensive overview of Paediatric Dentistry including a thorough knowledge of the clinical/scientific evidence and literature in relation to various diagnoses, advanced techniques and multi-disciplinary consultant led care.
Teaching and learning methods
- Dental Anomalies in the Paediatric Patient:
- Amelogenesis Imperfecta
- Dentinogenesis Imperfecta and Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Hypodontia and supernumerary teeth in the child patient
- Premature exfoliation and delayed exfoliation of primary teeth
- Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation, the enforced extraction of first permanent molar teeth and the ectopic permanent molar tooth
- The Paediatric Dental/Orthodontic interface:
- Space analysis and crossbites
- The unerupted permanent central incisor and the ectopic canine tooth
- Fluoride and Prevention in the Paediatric Patient
- Oral surgery and the Paediatric Dental Patient
- Cleft palate in the child patient
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of how to examine, diagnose and manage the major clinical problems associated with paediatric dentistry.
- Demonstrate an understanding of an multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive paediatric patient care
Students will develop the skills to search for appropriate dental literature, appraise the literature and develop both a powerpoint presentation and a more in-depth handout for each topic. Students will also develop their presentation skills.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Students will develop literature review skills, critical appraisal skills and presentation skills.
Presentation of 10 x Powerpoint presentations and comprehensive handouts - this will form the basis of a personal portfolio (75%)
Production and presentation of a poster relating to a topic of evidence-based healthcare or clinical treatment (25%)
Immediate verbal and written feedback will be provided on the presentations.
Feedback will be provided along with marks for the poster component.
|Siobhan Barry||Unit coordinator|