MSc Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Intermediate Clinical Skills in Paediatric Dentistry

Course unit fact file
Unit code DENT61262
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
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will be delivered via a combination of a hands on, lab based course (2 days), regular attendance at consultant assessment and treatment planning clinics and regular consultant supervised treatment sessions for the students. Students will also regularly present at and participate in departmental journal club. They will design, implement and present a clinical case.


The unit aims to:

  •  Equip students with the knowledge and clinical skills in the:

            -    Use of behaviour management skills in the paediatric patient

            -    Development of preventative treatment plans

            -    Placement of fluoride varnish and use of silver diamine fluoride

            -    Delivery of microabrasion for brown spot lesions

            -    Use of Icon for white spot lesions

  • Develop the student’s presentation and critical appraisal skills through participation in the regular departmental journal club and the development and presentation of a poster presentation.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Oral assessment/presentation 20%
Set exercise 80%

Feedback methods

Feedback for the presentation and posters will be provided immediately in verbal and written form.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 150

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Siobhan Barry Unit coordinator

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