MSc (Clin) Periodontology / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
|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|
This unit aims to deliver the skills and knowledge required to see the patient as a whole and how the patient’s general wellbeing is affected by periodontal disease. It will aim to not only develop clinical abilities, but also to stimulate critical and analytical thinking in both the clinical and research environment.
There will be an emphasis on the interrelationship between systemic/oral disease and periodontal health, and students will then be able to work as an effective part of a team to improve patients' general wellbeing and quality of life.
The unit will cover the following topics:
- medically compromised patients;
- manifestations of systemic disorders in the oral cavity;
- epulides and tumours of the gingivae;
- interrelationships of periodontal disease and therapy with other dental disciplines;
- systemic disease and effects of periodontal disease.
On completion of the programme of study, students will have acquired:
- knowledge of contemporary aspects of clinical periodontology, including an appreciation of an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive patient care;
- appropriate practical and clinical skills relevant to clinical periodontology;
- competence and confidence in a variety of transferable skills relevant to periodontology.
Teaching and learning methods
The Specialist Clinical Component is designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for his/her own learning and to integrate work (in the case of part-time students) with formal educational activities.
There will be an emphasis on a self-directed learning approach and the application of newly acquired knowledge will be encouraged.
The different learning needs of full-time, part-time and mature students are recognised. For example, flexibility over timetabling for part-time students, thus maintaining contact hours to the maximum yet allowing the student to work in clinical practice, through self-directed learning.
The type of teaching will vary from tutorials, small group seminars, self-directed learning, individual clinical and laboratory tuition and close clinical supervision.
In addition, activities on this clinical component may be supplemented by:
- attendance at national conferences;
- participation in appropriate extra-mural clinical courses;
- seminars given by guest lecturers.
Mini-CEX (treatment planning exercise)
Feedback forms will be completed by examiners for all elements of accredited assessment and students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director via the Programme Administrator to discuss such feedback.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Work based learning||150|
|Independent study hours|
|Kevin Seymour||Unit coordinator|